What about Notre Dame? Where do we post?
Right here buddy. We can have Nozz change this to the official Notre Dame thread or something.
Speaking of ND what do you think of the season? Who whould start Jones, Clausen or Sharpley?
I expect ND to go around 7-5 8-4. They are just young. I think they should just give the game ball to Clausen from the start but man thats a hell of a beginning and may not be the best idea.
I mean playing GTech, Michigan, Penn State first three is not a nice start.
There's only 4 independents and Notre Dame is basically the only big one, so it really doesn't deserve its own forum but it can have its own thread...
I will make this the Independents thread...and you all can talk about those schools in here ok...
What I don't get is why ND basketball team is on the big east and the football team are in no conferences? It makes no damn sense!!
Notre Dame gets more money for being and independent b/c they get to schedule all their games, they get exclusive broadcasting rights and market their own apparel. One other reason is because there are no independents in college basketball its pretty impossible to do a schedule with out a conference. Also Notre Dame Football is more prestigious then Basketball.
Also teams that are in a conference and make a bowl have to divide their bowl earning with all the other teams in the conference. Notre Dame doesn't have to split anything with anybody. So those big BCS payouts are a lot bigger for ND than other schools.
I've also heard that Knute Rockne wanted to join the Big Ten for years back in the day and was not let in for various reasons.
I don't think starting Clausen to start the season is smart. But I think we'll see him if they struggle early. I'm excited to see Armando Allen and some of the other big time recruits.
Well I'll Take Ownership of this Thread lol
Code:Date Opponent Time/Result Sat, Sep 1 Georgia Tech 3:30 pm Sat, Sep 8 at (24) Penn State 6:00 pm Sat, Sep 15 at (8) Michigan 3:30 pm Sat, Sep 22 Michigan State 3:30 pm Sat, Sep 29 at Purdue TBA Sat, Oct 6 at UCLA 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 13 (20) Boston College 3:30 pm Sat, Oct 20 (4) USC 3:30 pm Sat, Nov 3 Navy 2:30 pm Sat, Nov 10 Air Force 2:30 pm Sat, Nov 17 Duke 2:30 pm Sat, Nov 24 at Stanford 3:30 pm
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Code:No. Name Position Height Weight Class Hometown 34 James Aldridge RB 6'0" 213 So Crown Point, IN 5 Armando Allen RB 5'10" 190 Fr Opa Locka, FL 43 Mike Anello DB 5'10" 170 Jr Orland Park, IL 81 Darrin Bragg WR 6'1" 192 Sr San Jose, CA 52 Joe Brockington LB 6'1" 235 Sr Hershey, PA 39 Kevin Brooks TE 6'2" 230 So Thousand Oaks, CA 94 Justin Brown DE 6'3" 255 Sr Clinton, MD 31 Sergio Brown S 6'1" 196 So Maywood, IL 27 David Bruton S 6'2" 202 Jr Miamisburg, OH 39 Ryan Burkhart K 5'11" 196 So Wakarusa, IN 89 John Carlson TE 6'6" 259 Sr St. Cloud, MN 73 Matt Carufel OL 6'5" 295 So Forest Lake, MN 7 Jimmy Clausen QB 6'5" 207 Fr Westlake Villace, CA 42 David Costanzo WR 5'9" 165 Jr El Paso, TX 40 Maurice Crum Jr. LB 6'0" 225 Sr Tampa, FL 36 Dex Cure RB 6'0" 220 So Wray, CO 72 Paul Duncan T 6'7" 291 Jr Dallas, GA 24 Brandon Erickson WR 6'0" 185 Sr Marlboro, NJ 15 Leo Ferrine DB 6'0" 189 Sr Livingston, NJ 29 Jashaad Gaines DB 6'0" 196 So Las Vegas, NV 21 Barry Gallup Jr. WR 5'11" 181 So Wellesley, MA 16 Justin Gillett QB 5'11" 180 Sr Santa Barbara, CA 24 Leonard Gordon DB 5'11" 190 So Clarksville, TN 4 Gary Gray CB 5'11" 180 Fr Columbia, SC 11 David Grimes WR 6'0" 174 Jr Los Angeles, CA 92 Derrell Hand DL 6'3" 287 Jr Philadelphia, PA 6 Ray Herring S 5'10" 190 Jr Tampa, FL 1 D.J. Hord WR 6'1" 192 Jr Kansas City, MO 38 Wade Iams DB 5'9" 183 Sr South Bend, IN 37 Junior Jabbie RB 5'11" 190 Sr Plainfield, NJ 80 Richard Jackson WR 6'3" 204 So Clemont, FL 61 J.J. Jansen LS 6'3" 242 Sr Phoenix, AZ 3 Demetrius Jones QB 6'4" 210 So Chicago, IL 69 Neil Kennedy DL 5'11" 266 Sr Phoenix, AZ 96 Pat Kuntz DT 6'2" 272 Jr Indianapolis, IN 20 Terrail Lambert CB 5'11" 191 Sr Los Angeles, CA 98 Trevor Laws DT 6'1" 295 Sr Burnsville, MN 43 Eric Maust P 6'1" 177 So Roswell, GA 28 Kyle McCarthy S 6'0" 200 Jr Youngstown, OH 8 Raeshon McNeil CB 6'0" 184 So Cooleemee, NC 93 Paddy Mullen DL 6'5" 285 So St. Louis, MO 55 Eric Olsen G 6'4" 300 So Staten Island, NY 82 Robby Parris WR 6'3" 201 So Olmstead Falls, OH 45 Kris Patterson WR 5'11" 185 Jr Seattle, WA 46 Michael Planalp TE 6'4" 248 Jr Cincinnati, OH 38 Nick Possley WR 6'1" 191 Sr Wheaton, IL 17 Geoffrey Price P 6'3" 196 Sr Hurst, TX 25 Munir Prince CB 5'10" 184 So Florissant, MO 48 Steve Quinn LB 6'2" 231 Jr Philadelphia, PA 88 Konrad Reuland TE 6'6" 255 So San Capistrano, CA 53 Morrice Richardson LB 6'2" 235 So College Park, GA 29 Jake Richardville WR 6'0" 180 Jr Fort Wayne, IN 90 John Ryan DE 6'5" 244 So Westlake, OH 32 Luke Schmidt RB 6'3" 252 So Jasper, IN 44 Asaph Schwapp RB 6'0" 255 Jr Hartford, CT 13 Evan Sharpley QB 6'2" 212 Jr Pontiac, MI 41 Scott Smith LB 6'3" 244 Jr Phoenix, AZ 49 Toryan Smith LB 6'0" 244 So Rome, GA 57 Dwight Stephenson Jr. DL 6'2" 257 Sr Delray Beach, FL 59 Chris Stewart DL 6'5" 340 So Spring, TX 78 John Sullivan C 6'4" 290 Sr Old Greenwich, CT 86 Mike Talerico TE 6'5" 250 Sr St. Louis, MO 26 Travis Thomas RB 6'0" 218 Sr Washington, PA 63 Jeff Tisak OL 6'3" 300 Jr Ambridge, PA 77 Michael Turkovich OL 6'6" 299 Jr Bedford, PA 54 Anthony Vernaglia LB 6'3" 233 Sr Anaheim Hills, CA 97 Kallen Wade DE 6'5" 240 So Cincinnati, OH 2 Darrin Walls CB 6'0" 180 So Pittsburgh, PA 42 Kevin Washington LB 6'1" 240 Jr Natchez, MS 71 Bartley Webb OL 6'7" 290 So Springdale, AR 51 Dan Wenger C 6'4" 282 So Coral Springs, FL 19 George West WR 5'8" 188 So Spencer, OK 33 Nate Whitaker K 5'9" 165 So San Diego, CA 23 William David Williams DB 5'10" 173 Sr Raleigh, NC 22 Ambrose Wooden CB 5'11" 190 Sr Baltimore, MD 84 Will Yeatman TE 6'6" 263 So San Diego, CA 74 Sam Young T 6'7" 315 So Coral Springs, FL 9 Tom Zbikowski S 6'0" 210 Sr Park Ridge, IL Coaches Charlie Weis - Head Coach Corwin Brown - Defensive Coordinator Michael Haywood - Off. Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Rob Ianello - Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator John Latina - Assistant Head Coach (Offense)/Off. Line Bill Lewis - Asst. Head Coach (Defense)/Def. Backs Jappy Oliver - Defensive Line Coach Bernie Parmalee - Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach Brian Polian - Inside Linebackers/Special Teams Coach Ron Powlus - Quarterbacks Coach Patrick Graham - Defensive Graduate Assistant Shane Waldron - Offensive Graduate Assistant
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http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_6562001College football notes: Irish stay quiet on battle for QB starter
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Article Last Updated: 08/07/2007 02:13:35 AM MDT
Coach Charlie Weis wasn't giving any hints Monday on who Notre Dame's starting quarterback will be this season - and doesn't plan to until the Fighting Irish take the field against Georgia Tech on Sept. 1.
''I certainly don't want to tell Georgia Tech what I'm doing because I'd rather they spent more time having to figure: Are they going to play a true drop-back quarterback? Are they going to play an athletic quarterback?'' Weis said. ''I'm not really in the business of giving out free information.''
Evan Sharply, Jimmy Clausen and Demetrius Jones are competing to replace Brady Quinn, who broke most of Notre Dame's passing records as a four-year starter. Weis had hoped to enter fall practice with two quarterbacks vying for the starting job, but said the competition has been too close.
Notre Dame is keeping so quiet about the quarterback competition, though, that quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus wouldn't answer any questions about the three.
http://www.uhnd.com/blog/2007/news-a...lausen-throws/Practices Notes: 8/9 - Clausen Throws
Author: Frankie V |
Here are a few observations based on the videos from und.com and Irish Illustrated - as always, take them with a grain of salt…
* Quarterbacks were actually throwing today. Jones and Sharpley threw back and forth while Clausen threw with Ron Powlus – read into that what you want.
* Sharpley and Jones looked to be throwing it harder than Clausen who appeared to be lofting it a bit and concentrating more on mechanics. Regardless, the important thing here is that Clausen was throwing despite rumors this summer that he wouldn’t be able to right away.
* Today’s practice was forced inside the Loftus Center because of overnight and early morning rains soaking Cartier Field.
* Today’s practice was also the last practice of the year which the Irish are not permitted to wear full pads – they were in helmets and shoulder pads.
* DJ Hord looks quicker and quicker every time I watch him run through these drills – he looks very smooth in his motion and glides through a lot of these drills.
* Armando Allen is another guy who just looks fluid in these drills – it looks effortless when he’s running.
* James Aldridge’s cuts look better and better each day as his confidence in his knee continues to grow. Travis Thomas has looked very sharp and has all the confidence of a starting running back, but Aldridge is going to make it tough not to play him.
* Duval Kamara is just physically impressive. I know its been said many times already, but the kid just doesn’t look like a freshman. If he can pick up the offense quick enough I don’t think there’s anyway he’ll be kept off the field.
* Speaking of Kamara, he gets compared to Maurice Stovall a lot because of their physical similarities, but I think Kamara just might be quicker than Stovall.
* Mike Ragone looks very similar to Jeff Samardzija in his #83 jersey so far - he’s got a ways to go in terms of adding weight to play tight end on an every down basis, but he’s another guy whose athleticism is going to be hard to keep on the sidelines.
* Jones has a bit of a funky throwing motion, but he certainly looks the part – he might be the most physically put together candidate for the position.
* Clausen easily has the quickest release of the quarterbacks and in terms of throwing mechanics, he throws the nicest ball.
* Brian Smith has been practicing with the outside linebackers, but just by looking at his frame I would guess he will eventually move inside. He’s listed at 230, which could be a bit generous, but it looks like he could easily bulk up and move inside.
* Kerry Neal looked quicker today than he did yesterday.
* Across the board, the linebackers this year look MUCH bigger than last year’s group. The young guys like Neal, Brian Smith, and Morrice Richardson all have good size and some of the upper classmen like Kevan Washington and Scott Smith look considerably bigger. After seeing Notre Dame linebackers get steamrolled last year, having added bulk at the position is certainly a welcomed sign.
* Robert Hughes is another freshman who is just impressive physically - he’s easily the biggest half back already. Haywood has be seen in the All Access videos giving Hughes some one on one instruction a couple of times already which suggests to me that the staff has plans to use him early on.
* David Bruton looked a lot bigger in spring than he did at the end of last season and he looks even bigger now. Bruton could have a very, very nice season this year and will end up being an upgrade over N’Dukwe – especially with the new defense.
I'll post Notre Dame Practice Notes Everyday