January 31st, 2010 at 3:22 PM ^

Well the heir apparent to Clausen has an injury that might limit him in Spring Practice and possibly linger into next season and ND has no depth behind him. So BK is basically looking to load up at QB. Since he can't get a 4* or 5*, I guess he figured he should grab a few guys and hope one pans out.

BK couldn't even manage to score Joe Montana's son. The kid is supposedly only a 3*, but still he would have been welcome addition to the team.


January 31st, 2010 at 6:14 PM ^

How the hell does Nick Montana not going to ND fall on Kelly's shoulders? The kid was never strongly considering ND and committed to Washington months ago.

And Montana isn't some average kid that Kelly would have been taking a flyer on because he's a legacy. Montana was Ohio State's #1 target at QB this year.


January 31st, 2010 at 3:42 PM ^

It is 4 QB commits.

Given the extreme lack of depth they have, not totally out of order since they're probably thinking they can move some of these guys around.

The Massa kid went to my hs (Cincinnati St. Xavier), and I think he's a project, but he could turn into a high quality QB given a couple of years.


January 31st, 2010 at 6:34 PM ^

If all goes well ND will end up with 5 "QBs" in this class. Not all of them will be QBs though.

Originally Kelly planned to only take Rees (1) and Hendrix (2) as the 2 QBs for this class, but Massa (3) reached out to Kelly through his coach saying he still very much wanted to play for him. A few weeks later Kelly offered him as a QB. The newly added 4th commitment Roback (4) is listed as a QB but won't end up at that position. He will likely be a LB or HB depending on how the recruiting class ends up. Spond (5) will hopefully round out the class, he would likely end up a DB

El Jeffe

January 31st, 2010 at 6:38 PM ^

More informative thread title please.

Edit: Wow. Apparently there are three things you don't joke about on MGoBlog: politics, race, and thread titles.


January 31st, 2010 at 3:22 PM ^

I start to think to myself, "Am I really this coach's preferred choice at QB?"

Although this particular headline is misleading as it appears Roback is not being recruited as a QB.


January 31st, 2010 at 4:29 PM ^

The same could be said of low rated prospects of most teams that have positional need, including Michigan. Brian Kelly is doing what he needs to do in adding players to a position of need from a small pool of still-available prospects.


January 31st, 2010 at 4:31 PM ^

ND's situation is a lot like UM in 2008. Justin Feagin was a late two star signing and look how he turned out. Kelly is off to a late start and his QB's are going to be a crapshoot. I hope ND turns out exactly like UM did in RR's first year.

That involves no glass house.


January 31st, 2010 at 4:54 PM ^

Being a Cincinnati fan second to a Michigan fan, Brian Kelly's schemes can make any quarterback look good. Ben Mauk (a transfer from Wake Forest), Dustin Grutza(unspectacular in 3 years of playing), Tony Pike (5th string at beginning of junior year), and now Zach Collaros, an unheralded, undersized recruit. Don't count any of these guys out to put up outstanding numbers in a few years.

Victory Collins

January 31st, 2010 at 7:29 PM ^

ND burning scholarships on QBs instead of focusing on the defensive side of the ball. Who cares if Kelly's offense can be good -- will it really be that much better than what Weis had this year, which was not bad? Not likely. In fact, I would rather have Weis's pro style offense instead of Kelly's offense given that we saw what a good defense could do to Kelly's system this year. Meanwhile, Weis's offense this year (and way back when under Quinn) was not as likely to get shut down by a good defense.


February 1st, 2010 at 11:52 AM ^

OH man the news gets worse!!!! =)

ND just got their 5th QB, Oh the world is ending whhaaaaaa*

Wait there is no way this can be true, Spond is 4 stars, Kelly doesn't like 4 star recruits

*see my post above for an explanation of the sarcasm here