In reply to: How would you fix ND football? posted by Ty Webb
is going to demand some of the stuff Ty is talking about. ND needs a stud coach far more than any elite coach needs ND.
needs to hire the right guy to succeed' argument.
One, the point on JUCOs is not to suddenly start grabbing JUCOs left and right. It's to strategically and sporadically use them to fill holes. Sure, Bama doesn't win with just JUCOs, but they've used them to fill unexpected holes that developed due to injuries, recruiting busts, etc.
The Gug might be "fine" but it's not the best. And it goes beyond the actually design. A constant desire to upgrade and keep the Gug at the top of the facilities arms race shows a true commitment to the program.
Let's recall that the Gug only got built because the donors threaten to pull the donation as ND delayed the project and tried to get them to move the funds into other projects. The Gug wasn't the result of forward thinking by ND. It was the result of ND being threatened.
The other issues aren't so problematic that they'll hinder performance.
that elite coaches like Saban and others demand them.
Absolutely, hiring a great coach is essential and the most important aspect to all of this. But there's a reason why guys like Meyer and Saban want the best facilities, the best training methods, the best nutrition programs, etc.
ND needs to change everything. Coaching, investment in the program, etc.
He was supposed to visit for the football banquet, but it got canceled. I'm not sure of the reason for the cancellation, but it seems that ND may be at least entertaining the idea of junior college players.
I think they have five JUCO's on the roster with two starters (Jarran Reed and Leon Brown) and another that gets some snaps (DJ Pettway).