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Holtz Helps Mark 75 Years of Boys State
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Hoosier Boys Staters marking the event’s 75th anniversary have received visit from former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz.
Holtz told the more than 500 high school juniors attending the program at Trine University in Angola that leaders must have a vision. During the talk Wednesday, Holtz also encouraged the boys to make good choices and to show people that they care. But he also says adversity is the biggest motivator, and overcoming obstacles is the key to success.
During the weeklong program, attendees learn about politics and government. The American Legion brought Boys State to Indiana in 1937.
Holtz coached Notre Dame for 10 seasons, amassing a record of 100-30-2. He led the Fighting Irish to a national championship in 1988.
This post was edited by EGND on 6/22/2012 at 6:51 AM
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Since becoming head coach at Notre Dame in December of 2009, Brian Kelly has spearheaded the effort to construct a championship-caliber defense in South Bend...
For most of the initial decade of the 21st century, the biggest thorn in Notre Dame’s side resided in Los Angeles in the form of Pete Carroll, the always exuberant mastermind of the USC dynasty...
1988 National Champion Quarterback Tony Rice on TNNDN Network's Down the Line. When asked about fellow South Carolina native Everett Golson (current Notre Dame QB) he opened up about his feelings regarding the youngster.
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Nothing is more important to restoring Notre Dame as a national power as solidifying the quarterback position. Head coach Brian Kelly has been hitting the recruiting trail hard the past few years looking to return the Irish to glory...
Scattered across Jaylon Smith's bedroom were a rainbow of sweatshirts and snapback hats from many of the schools that had courted him during his college recruitment.
From the moment Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney stepped out of the way of progress this past winter, a Division 1 college football playoff has become
Playoffs?! We only talk about one subject in this post. Notre Dame is at No. 11 in ESPN's latest Class of 2013 team rankings. Notre Dame receive
We Have Our Plus One Playoff!!!
Let's call it what it is. One game has been added to the season after the "Final 4" bowl games.
Finally, a fair system that both preserves the integrity of the regular season and provides every school with a genuine opportunity to win the NC. Never again will an undefeated USC or Auburn or even TCU not have a chance to play for the NC. When the season starts for the first time in college football history all BCS conference teams and the mid-majors that play a real schedule will have their destiny in their hands.
yes: the most corrupt sport not named the Olympics now has a 'fair', ? ,system to determine
Well, at least there will be fairness in terms of which teams get to play for the NC.
I have always argued that schools should be able to pay players. Let's just admit the truth already instead of trying to enforce unenforceable rules. That way no one will be cheating.
Who honestly is left to commit before the season I usually don't put any stock in it until about the 6th game of the season just because recruits usually won't stay I'd you look like crap. But with the recent adds this one might hold up a bit better.
Ogundeko is late july -- ND UF Cuse
Muhammad the recently offered RB could be soon. If so, he would be relatively soon since hes going to spain for track and says he wants to focus on the season. So either pre spain or or post fall. If youre worried about spots, it wouldnt be a good idea to wait another 6 months.
Anzalone might possibly commit soon to either UF or ND
Muhammad has just become #1 because:
a) he is what ND needs in a back
b) it would conjure nightmares of AD if he went to USC
after that: DB/WR's are the focus and the mystery.
the OLB,DL candidates are all identified but DB/WR = Achilles Heel in ND recruiting.
We don't know the names because the plan is like 'a moving pocket'.
I thought Marcus Ball was going to commit soon, but it appears that he's caught fire and teams have unloaded offers on him.
he is sched to look at Wisc soon; he is one of those rolling the dice maybe one time to many for a ND spot.
eres: sc is not recruiting any more running backs this year.
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From @DrB365: can Notre Dame make it into BCS Final Four in two years? #GunnerKiel
Let's see if the Irish can get back to being a Top 25 team first. Notre Dame finished unranked in each of Brian Kelly's first two seasons in South Bend, meaning you have to go all the way back to 2006 to find a season where ND was a Top-25 team. And, it'd be a pretty big surprise if the Irish cracked the top 15 this year.
To go from being a borderline top 25 team to a Final Four team is quite a leap. Are the young pieces emerging to think that the Irish can make a huge jump in 2014? It's way too soon to tell. Right now, no QB is established. Maybe one will show something this fall. My guess is redshirt freshman Everett Golson is that guy. Could Kiel be that guy? No one knows. They need to find a real spark though. Winning begets winning. It has to start somewhere.
Looking at the Irish depth chart right now, it's loaded with seniors and juniors. Stephon Tuitt and Ishaq Williams might be part of that team, and they could be dominant defensive players but who knows how they'll develop. George Atkinson III is another young guy to watch. Along with Golson, they're definite reasons for optimism. If things go really well for Tuitt and Williams, they may bolt for the NFL. That's the double-edged sword with elite talent. But when you're looking at teams that are the caliber of national title contenders, they are the programs that often lose three-and-out kinds of athletes and have similar studs waiting in the pipeline. LSU and Alabama lose those kinds of players and just re-load. That's what ND has to get back to. There needs to be a stockpile of difference-makers in the program. The nucleus of that 2014 team is going to be freshmen and sophomores this fall. There's too much projection work to sort out.
I think it's risky to read too much into recruiting rankings because we've seen so many examples of overhyped four and five-star prospects, especially there. Look at the ND's 2008 signing class. All but four of the 23 signees were ranked by Rivals as four-star prospects or better. Michael Floyd turned out to be an outstanding player, a difference-maker. Most of the other guys did not. Many of them were contributors and solid players, but didn't (or have yet to) prove they are the kinds of players who can be difference-makers for an elite program, not just "a pretty good" team. In essence, a bigger percentage of those four and five-star guys need to emerge as players who are among the best in the country at their positions.
Much like the case with FSU and Miami, the on-field results simply haven't backed up the hype, and when a pattern of that keeps occurring, it's hard to get the benefit of the doubt.
Notre Dame is reportedly close to moving their Olympic sports to the Big 12 and could eventually schedule up to six football games per season against Big 12 teams.
Ferns Ready For ND Visit
Michael Ferns has visited Notre Dame before, but he doesn’t remember much from that home game against Air Force years ago.
On Friday, the 2014 Ohio linebacker will get the chance to return to South Bend.
“I’m heading up this weekend with my dad,” the 6-foot-3, 235-pound linebacker said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Notre Dame was one of the first major programs to offer the St. Clairsville High School (St. Clairsville, Ohio) star, but he’s quickly put together an impressive offer sheet that now also includes Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Wisconsin and several others.
Ferns will arrive at Notre Dame on Friday and stay on campus with his family until Sunday. He’s excited about getting back to South Bend.
“I’ll be looking at not only football, but the academic side of everything and getting a feel for the staff and just going from there,” said Ferns.
“Obviously everyone knows the tradition of Notre Dame. They have a strong sense of pride in what they do and it's exciting to have the opportunity to go visit there.”
Ferns has already made stops at Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan this month.
“Michigan was real exciting,” he said. “It was my first time in Ann Arbor. It was really good to see. The football side and the academic side are just great.”
Ferns was also excited to make the trip to see the in-state Buckeyes and getting out to Happy Valley.
“These last three visits have been the same, going up and seeing football and academic,” he said. “It’s been the same for all three.”
Ferns plans on studying pre-med in college and feels like he’s up to the challenge of handling the rigors of college football and such a demanding major.
“Obviously it will be hard, but I believe I will be able to pull off,” he said.
When selecting a school, Ferns is going to be looking down the road at his future.
“I know football eventually is going to end for me, it just happens to everyone,” he said. “I’m looking to have not only a great, successful football career, but also to have opportunities after that. I want to be able to have great, solid Plan B. Pulling med school off, I think I'll be really set for a Plan B.
“I'm looking for the best of both worlds.”
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