do you think its a soft as last year's schedule or maybe a little tougher?
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do you think its a soft as last year's schedule or maybe a little tougher?
It's almost the same, but instead of Tulsa, Utah and WMU you have Wake Forest, Maryland and USF. That's pretty much a wash to me. However, this year Stanford won't be as good as they were last year and you have MSU and USC (two of your hardest, might end up being your two hardest) both at home.
Unless you guys suck way more than people think, you'll make a bowl that's way over your head and get smoked by someone who just missed a BCS game. WolvinLA Prediction 2000.
Haha I was asking because the NCAA said ND had the hardest schedule in the country last year. On a more serious note though, ND's schedule is always supposed to be weak, Utah was a top 15 team when they played, tulsa finished the season ranked 24th, with that ND win playing a part in that of course, and western was MAC competition as expected.
I expected most of that going into the preseason last year though, I expect USF to be above average in their 2nd year though not probably not right out of the gate. Wake and Maryland look more like WMU type opponents right now mostly because I don't pay much attention to them normally.
Not really worried about MSU tbh, if they end up being the 2nd strongest team on our schedule it probably will be a weak season, I still expect UM to be higher rated at the end of the season whether is actual ranking or just record I am undecided. BC could do some things this year, and stanford still has a lot of key pieces on the team from last year.
Well, then the way they calculate that stuff needs to change. It's probably because ND didn't play any total pansies like EMU or a I-AA team, but they had very few tough opponents as well. If you compare UM's schedule, we also play MSU and Purdue, and we play you (like you play us). We play OSU, which is comparable to your USC I suppose, but we have a lot more tough teams after that than ND does. Nebraska and Iowa are both tough teams and Illinois and Northwestern are tougher than Maryland and BC, likely. SDSU is tough, probably on par with Air Force. We have WMU and EMU, but those aren't that much easier than your easiest. Also, this is one of our easiest schedules in a while because we miss PSU and Wisconsin, two of the best teams in the league.
Probably every B1G team has a tougher schedule than ND.
... a top 100 recruit is coming to visit and 90% of the thread so far is about ACT scores -- especially since he has a qualifying one.
When have you ever seen a thread on this board remain on topic?
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Yer mom looks interesting.
I need to go get some ice now....
As you can see I am relatively new here, but I am wondering why an Irish fan would be so active on a Michigan website. I have no problem with it, I actually appreciate you different point of view, I'm just wondering why you do it?
All the Notre Dame websites/blogs/message boards suck.
And even ND fans wish they were Michigan fans.
Hell, it would have made the last decade a lot easier for you, eh Irish?
Some good informed posters on the topside, the diehard fans in the middle and the bandwagon fans on the bottom. Its more pyramid shaped at times but the ones at the top are good to listen too.
Its fun to read another fan bases uninformed posters after seeing so many on the ND boards.
It is fun to lay down the wood on people who don't know their facts.
...you're not even dry yet. Welcome aboard though, and just in time to share in the recruiting celebrations that seem to start anew each week.
I would say that Irish is the most level-headed ND fan I've ever seen on any site. Either that or just has sense enough to temper himself for this board. Either way, I give him credit. I don't think I could handle it as well if I went over there. I'd be banned well before the season started.
His ACT score is right around the state average, and Georgia doesn't make everyone take the ACT. If they did, he'd likely be above average. Even if this test was perfectly indicative of his true testing abilities (about which, ha!), that makes him a C+/B- test taker. A great attendance record and work ethic should put him solidly in the 3-point-somethings. With teachers hounding star athletes to make sure they're eligible and coaches promising to run them into the ground if they slip up, the GPAs often look strangely high. Jordan's scenario isn't really that weird, especially if he had a poor testing day.
How about some DT's man! We have 3 DE already commited.
Jenkins is an elite talent. There's almost always room for a player like him.
Hey Irish, just out of curiosity what site do you look at the most for your ND recruiting info? I can never seem to find any good stuff out there. I know we are spoiled to have Tom, Magnus, Tim, JC3, etc. But i am just genuinely interested.
I mostly just have friends now that I listen to, rivals, irishsportsdaily, scout, blue and gold illustrated is where most of it comes from but there are people higher up the food chain with more informed opinions on those boards.
If you just want trickled down information, domerdomain and goldhelmet are 2 of the more reliable ones, though the first can get pretty headcase-y at times like NDnation. No matter what you read though, the guys who talk the most normally know the least
this year and holds a 3.85 GPA in all advanced classes. Studies her brains out and has the highest compliments as a student in each of her classes from teachers. She hit a 20 on the ACT on her first try. She recently admitted to me that she hates reading as a whole because she automatically re-reads everything to make sure she isn't missing or misunderstanding something. She said she needs to teach herself to "skim read" so that she gets the necessary nuggets out of it, and thus will do better on the timed testing of the Standardized tests.
My son will be in HS next year and will struggle to make average grades in everything but music, where he excels. He can recite the Guiness Book of World records for you, but cannot comprehend anything out of a chapter by chapter book. My son can memorize music by ear and plays the saxophone like nobody's business. He will have to absolutely bust his butt academically, but it wouldn't surprise me to find him in the MMB one day.
Brains - everyone has one and they all work a little differently for each person.
Attention all nerds: A five star DE is going to visit Michigan, try and not make this thread about ACT scores in the future. Thank you.
Does UM have a legitimate shot at this guy? I know he's visiting this Summer but what a great list of offers he has.
Some people aren't great test takers. His high GPA combined with his decent but not great test score indicates an easy schedule, some sort of favorable treatment, or hard work. I think it is unfair for any of us who lack personal knowledge of his situation to presume it is anything other than hard work.
I congratulate Jordan on his fantastic GPA. To his credit, he is clearly maintaining his focus and seems intrinsically motivated to work hard and do better than the bare minimum to be eligible.
Working hard is what will get him through tough spots in his life, not sitting around and saying, "I smoked weed and drank all through school, but I killed it on the ACTs."
Most non-scholarship athletes who attend U of M killed it on the ACT. I would wager to say that the once your population is comprised on all people of some intellect, the hard workers begin to rise to the top. If he's a hard worker, we want him.