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Signing day upsets

Posted on: February 4, 2009 2:13 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2009 2:16 pm

So you know I'd rather eat dirt than spend a minute fretting over recruiting but there were a couple of notable developments on Wednesday.

Manti Te'o to Notre Dame? Incredible. A Mormon -- maybe the first Mormon -- at Our Lady's program. Not only that, if you read my Monday story, there isn't exactly a big LDS presence in St. Joseph County. This "get" is as much about perception as recruiting. Charlie Weis just might be making the slow climb back to respectability.

Te'o certainly wasn't chasing bowl games but he is comfortable. It still floors me that he didn't stay on the West Coast. The kid is going to be given every chance to play right away as a freshman. With middle linebacker Brian Smith, Te'o (who prefers to play inside) ND could have a deadly combination.

USC also lost linebacker Vontaze Burfict to Arizona State. That's two huge linebacking prospects who could have played right way, getting away. USC will still finish in the top five nationally but this might be another indicator that the Trojans' death grip on the Pac-10 is weakening.

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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2009 7:32 pm

Signing day upsets

....ok, well way to nit pick, but that doesnt take away from my point, there are no hills in indiana, especially not south bend

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 4:45 pm

Signing day upsets

The flattest state in America is Oklahoma, not Indiana.  it's so flat there that when Oklahoma chokes on Gator meat, the sobbing in Norman is heard in Lincoln.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 4:38 pm

Signing day upsets


See James 2:14-18.

And it has nothing to do with who signed to play college football where.Undecided

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 4:32 pm

Signing day upsets

Don't tell that to Jim McMahon.  He'd loudly disagree with you based on his BYU days...Cool

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:36 pm

Signing day upsets

You're joking, right?


Or maybe you just meant to use a different word from "tolerant"?



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 11:47 am

Signing day upsets

Te'o would rather play the whole game while getting pounded 0-38 with ND instead of being on the USC side WINNING 38-0.

Where's the logic?

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 8:40 am

Signing day upsets

Te'o is not going to Hollywood. He's going to the mountain. I just want to make sure im getting this right, your calling indiana, quite possibly the flatest state in america, the mountain? am i getting that right?

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 12:46 am

Signing day upsets

I know of evangelical Christains who go to Notre Dame and even some that played football there.

In fact the Provost there for many years until last year (when he became President of Wake Forest (I beleive) was a Wheaton College graduate which is a very conservative Evangelical Christain school.) I also know of Profrossers who have gone from Wheaton to teach at Notre Dame.

I do not think that relgion is the reason he choose to play for the Irish.

He just saw that he had a better opportunity to make an impact there more then USC where the majority of the players are great.

No question he will start as a freshman in South Bend. Could USC make that same promise ?

Lets hope that he can help bring the Irish program back to respectability.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 12:31 am

Signing day upsets

Great post jstornados !

Excellent presentation of the Gospel.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2009 10:34 pm

Signing day upsets

Maybe the kid is banking on ND having more boosters who can pull strings for him at the Pearly Gates?

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