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I look at Kelly's spread and the kind of players required to implement it. You usually need a lot of speed on offense at RB, WR and QB. But, you don't necessarily need great TE's, big RB's, big WR's, Pro-Style QB's and Offensive Lineman. Yet, those are the players that ND generally has always recruited well. I wonder if maybe Kelly's system does not quite fit the type of kids who usually come to ND ...I mean you look at Stanford and UM and their OL recruiting and you can't but wonder if that could have been us this year.
DickRod finally got his QB in Denard, but his defensive recruiting was so bad and he was such a jerk that he was run out of town. Kelly has not found his QB yet, but his defensive recruiting for the most part, has been much better, and he is not a jerk like DickRod either, but I just wonder if ND would thrive better on offense via offensive recruiting if we were not a spread team. I guess we will have to wait and see, but it sucks for Kelly because Weis had a lot of talent on offense for him, but it did not fit his system, so it was actually worse than if Kelly could have just come in and started from scratch...
Uuuhhh... Urban Meyer and Ohio State = spread
Michigan @ ND 2010
Southern Cal @ ND 2011
Stanford @ ND 2012
BCS National Title Game vs. Alabama - Jan 7th 2013
I agree but what makes you think OSU and ND ever recruited the exact same type of kids. The other fact is in these kids minds Kellu is a good coach Urban won the wholw thing twice. That makes a difference. I hope we kick OSU's but in time but it will be a few years and some good classes and the right wins to accomplish all that.
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