Decommit like a champion today
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Decommit like a champion today
Gotta admit, it's pretty admirable the way you came on here even when we're ripping your program this fiercely.
Some things never get old.
I wonder what drives the insane amount of decommitments / flameouts of ND's recruiting classes of late vs Michigan which has had like 2...or 3 (Pharaoh, Conley...) decommitments under Hoke.
/insert picture of purple Brian Kelly
but in all seriousness, they've had a heck of a time actually getting their highly ranked classes onto the field
Anthony Standifer is the only other one I can remember from the Hoke years. Although he was more for academic reasons (allegedly).
Prospects from your home state/region are much more likely to stick to their commitment than one more than 500 miles away. ND has no home area, and the Big Ten has slowly squeezed them out of areas they were once strong in. In this day and age with almost every college football game televised, it is no longer that special to have your own NBC contract. Look at ND's recruiting over the last 10 years and see how few Midwest prospects they have. That tells the story right there.
24/7 doesn't let people change their predictions once a recruit is committed. Lorenz was one of many with a UNC prediction, which he couldn't change after Hood committed to ND.
Lorenz, however, was happy to bring attention to his brilliant foresight with a recent Twitter posting.
No matter what their process is, it looks like Lorenz will be right in the end.
Cut the recruiting guys some slack. There's a lot of competition, so tooting their own horn once in a while is understandable.
Everybody changed their Wangler prediction when he was still committed to PSU
I knew setting up their gauntlet apparatus backwards would hurt their RB recruiting.
I wish I could do more than just say, bravo. But...bravo...none the less.
"You guys have got to be freaking kidding me!"
I don't see how Hood couldn't have seen that.
but wasn't he trying to lure other recruits to ND ala the recruits coming to U-M? If so, what happened to all of that, I always get leery of kids doing this, it makes me wonder about their decision making and if it's the type of kids we want.
I know David Dawson did this too and re-committed, I'm just saying it's a questionable thing to do, it affects so many people:
-the coaching and who they continue to pursue or not.
-the other recruits whom might not get a chance to commit now because of having no more room for another player at said position.
-Screwing up the coaching staffs credibility with other recruits whom they were recruiting but stopped after another commitment and then having to try and recruit the spurned recruit again.
Recruiting is a bitch!
I don't think any of those are real concerns. The coaches make the final call, so if one of our recruits is pitching a guy we don't have room for, then that kid just won't be able to commit. I just don't see the harm there. And I just don't get your third point and how that has anything to do with a recruit recruiting another prospect.
This is like if I try to convince my friend to come work at my company. I don't control whether he gets hired, I'm just convincing him to interview or to take the job if it's offered to him.
I think by "doing this" he meant decommitting. (I also had your interpretation at first, but his post only makes sense if you read it as meaning decommitting.)
that is what I meant, sorry for the confusion.
OK, I see now. I thought since you mentioned him luring kids to ND in your opening sentence, that that was your thesis, when really it had nothing to do with you post.
But yeah, decommitting throws things for a loop, but I think everyone understands that it's all part of it.
coaches in the NFL next year, he won't have to worry about this. He will have them under contract and can abuse the athletes at will.
I was discerning priesthood back in the mid 90's, and I went to Notre Dame for the weekend. Anyway, I loved it, and I was so intent on going to Notre Dame while I was there for the two week period. I then came home, the feeling went away, and I never even visited the campus again.
Cool story, Father.
I need them.
but it passes quickly once I change the channel.
Religion is creepy and South Bend is a sham?
But instead you became a murdering dark wizard? The grass is not always greener.
Bitches love Dark Lords.
Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.
So what word did you mean in place of "discerning"? "Considering"?
but I figured maybe "discerning" had some special use applied to those considering the priesthood.... i.e. "passion" when dealing with Jesus.
You are correct - in the Catholic Church, we talk about "discerning" a vocation to the priesthood (or about becoming a monk or a nun). The idea is that you are attempting to discern whether or not God is calling you to that path, as opposed to considering one profession or another.
(Posted solely to explain word usage, not to start a religious discussion/debate.)
Was this before or after Hogwarts?
So Voldemort almost became a priest? Wow... Think how things would have been different.
Touchdown Jesus is a horcrux confirmed
I am not a Brian Kelly fan, so I don't feel bad for ND. I wouldn't no matter who was coaching them.
Kelly will more than likely end up in the NFL, I cannot see him at ND for an extended period of time.
I suspect Kelly's chances of being in the NFL also depend on Chip Kelly. If he does very poorly, even if it is a roster problem, you could see the tide turn against college coaches for a couple years.
Interestingly, the Crystball Ball over at 247Sports, which in Hood's case has not been updated fuilly since late March (it is being changed as we speak), now has him pegged for North Carolina - granted, many of these were literally just updated, although a fair number were NC predictions from March and early April. Hood also had offers from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (YTM), NC State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, SOuth Carolina, Stanford, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
I used to live in that neck of the woods ... back in 1984 to 1989.
That UNC-Duke-NC State triangle is actually a very nice part of the country.
UNC is a very beautiful campus, and Chapel Hill is a lot like Ann Arbor.
That said ...
Playing football at UNC is like going into federal witness protection. Down there fall is just a waiting period until basketball starts. Basketball rules, football is a distant second.
My experience was people from North Carolina are very proud of their state and their heritage and they like to stay close to home. No judgment, just an observation.
So if UNC, then it makes some sense. Certainly more than, say, playing for Duke or Wake Forest.
The only person I know that cares about Carolina football has... absolutely no connection to the university whatsoever. The only game I watched last year was Carolina - Duke, and I rooted for Duke because the thought of Duke going to a bowl is hilarious and Carolina cheats anyway.
Fall Saturdays do bring lots of strange old people to campus but no one under forty seems to give a damn.
Not sure why any parent would want their son in South Bend after what has transpired under Kelly. He really seems like he wants to bolt for the NFL. Should be interesting to see if he stays after this year. I would love to see Kelly as the Jets coach. The New York media would have a field day with him.
all we need is more crappy and uninteresting news about the Jets, ugh!!!
haha...I hate ND. I'm sure Kelly is having a fit.
The folks at OFD are crying their eyes out.
What was that, OFD? "Five-star RB Elijah Hood is Irish!"?
Wise man. (Just because I hate Notre Dame)
Peppers getting some love...
This was already part of Brian's Tuesday Recruitin'.
high school program, it is funny how his recruitment and decommitment is getting so much attention. Because here, this kid isn't regarded as a great running back. In fact, he is more likely to wind up playing linebacker, because while powerful, he is not fast. The school he attends plays some major high schools but not the higest level statewide competition. For example, Butler High School where Michigan's Channing Stribling, was a part of a two-time state championship team, that has sent a number of players to major D1 schools, has gotten more ink than Hood. I'm certain that will now change.
Hood is a good kid from a nice family. The school he attends is a landlocked private school off a major thoroughfare. I never thought his commitment to ND was that strong, more base on connection to the idea of attending that storied institution. I think Kelly came to visit him after speaking at the annual Bronko Nagurski Touchdown Club dinner in Charlotte last December. The Charlotte Observer ran a major profile on him several months ago.
You must be confusing him with another Elijah Hood.
"Elijah Hood turned some heads with his performance in the SPARQ competition placing 5th overall. Weighing in officially at 221 lbs, Hood ran an impressive 4.48 electronically timed 40 yard dash."