I wonder if this had anything to do with our unsuccessful attempt versus Stanford to recruit Osiris?
St. Brown caught one pass as a 2015 freshman before undergoing shoulder surgery in mid-November — and then last year snared 58 passes for 961 yards (16.6 yards per catch) and nine TDs, while not playing in a bowl like Tate and Fuller did.
Yet St. Brown’s father privately questioned and was disappointed at what was going on with the strength and conditioning program — a topic he is an expert on — at Notre Dame. He was disturbed how after his son’s freshman season, when he did his own testing on him, Equanimeous had lost, per his calculations, 60 percent of his lower-body strength.
until Kelly is fired and then they will have all seen it coming for years.
That'll boost morale.
sour grapes. In 2015 ND was poaching players and people wanted in!.
The Kelly defending is amazing.
I've read on some of the boards today how ND must have had some players that were "cancer" in the locker room.
No mention that Kelly is the main culprit.
It makes me ill.
I hope they go 0-12 this season. That is what the BOT,Jenkins,Swarbrick, Kelly and all the asshole ND fans deserve.
Fuck them all.
The football program is still a damn mess.
I understand the draw of the educational opportunity, but for a highly rated recruit with NFL potential and aspirations, Notre Dame is the wrong choice. The level of instruction that they receive for their desired immediate career is such that it cannot even be called mediocre.
Apparently he didn't notice the negative energy when he gave his commitment after the 2015 season. But watching the team underachieve to 4-8 is most certainly going to produce negative vibes. And it's not like he flipped in a lateral move. He went to a program and coach with a better track record of success.
I'm more concerned when we lose the Anthony Barrs of the world or players in a position of critical need to schools that Notre Dame shouldn't be competing with to land recruits.
My worry right now is that kelly may be exceeding NCAA limits by initiating contact with players over breakfast.
He is really stupid.
"Athletic meetings with a coach initiated or required by a coach"
And we're losing that recruiting battle not to Stanford, not to Northwestern, not to Duke, but to The-Ohio-Freaking-State-University?
It is mind-boggling to think of the laughing stock this once-proud program has become, in every way.
And it's even more mind-boggling to think that the only people who don't realize it are Swarbrick, Jenkins and the BOT.
In how comments like these are viewed through the prism of the fractious fanbase.
Some will be quick to dismiss the comments because it doesn't fit their narrative. Some will embrace them.
At some point (hopefully soon) people from all sides, will look in the mirror and realize that no matter what "side" you are on, the fact that we are so fractioned, so dispersed and grouped into "camps" is a symptom of the much larger problem with Notre Dame.
This isn't about irrational fans and expectations, this is a symptom of a much larger problem with ND.
If as you say, the divided nature of the fans is a symptom?
By virtue of not having a clearly articulated and universal goal for the football program, manifest in how they prioritize and pimp history/nostalgia/tradition, have created a situation where fans all have wildly varying degrees of expectations, desires, etc.
I don't blame people who have a different bar than I do. I blame Notre Dame for not only allowing that bar to be changed, but for doing everything they can to foster that segmenting of the fan base.
Because no one at Notre Dame can clearly articulate what the universal goals of our football team are, the fans have filled the vacuum with their own expectations and goals. I believe that has been done on purpose by ND (if you don't articulate clear goals, no one can hold you accountable when you fall short. Look at last year, no one says it's a good year, it was bad...But look over here at X,Y,Z. The team likes coming to practice, all is well)
Werner has been badly misinformed and Swarbrick needs to let him know how much the team loves Kelly and the program.
"No matter how difficult this season was, this team led by James (Onwualu) and others, demonstrated a bond and an approach to the game, enthusiasm, willingness to practice and a relationship with the coaches that is what you want to see in a program."
post mortem on the Knicks season. When was the last time Jack made himself available to an assembled group of media? Where are the columns from the media calling him and/or his superiors out for the lack of accountability? With Jack unwilling to speak what efforts have been made by the media to find respected voices to weigh in on the decision to retain Kelly?
Or, anyone on the team for that matter.
Hell, the guys on the team haven't been around an elite coach in one, two, sometimes even three years or more.
So, everyone just needs to tap the breaks a little bit.