Talking Tyler Buchner, Offensive Line, Recruiting And 2020 Scheduling Concerns

Bryan Driskell

Yesterday I went on the Bill King Show to talk about all things Notre Dame. The topics were quite broad, but we talked about Notre Dame's 2020 schedule, 2021 quarterback commit Tyler Buchner and a lot of recruiting conversation.

Here is the entire hour in which I was a part, and the Notre Dame segment starts at the 32:54 mark.

Bill started the show off asking about my wife, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in April.

33:29 — We talk about what Notre Dame would do if the leagues go to a conference-only schedule for 2020. This conversation came out before the news that the Big Ten Conference had made this decision, but the answer here speaks about what will happen with the ACC. I wrote an article about this yesterday, and you can read that HERE.

35:00 — Bill asked me about the Elite 11 and the performance of Notre Dame 2021 quarterback commit Tyler Buchner. We talked about Buchner's altered throwing motion and whether or not it can be corrected.

37:45 — We dive further into the Elite 11, and the altered rules about how the event was graded.

38:50 — We talked about Notre Dame's 2021 recruiting class. I discussed the struggles that Notre Dame is having on the recruiting trail in recent months. We also discussed the talk about Notre Dame's struggles revolving around not getting players on campus, and if that holds up.

40:54 — Bill asks if Notre Dame's recruiting issues have to do with Brian Kelly.

42:30 — We talk about the expectations for the Notre Dame offensive line in 2020, with the focus being on Liam Eichenberg.

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Comments (17)
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chamgel
chamgel

Love the fire you brought on Kelly’s unwillingness to recruit and how the way he built the current staff is holding ND back in recruiting. Covid isn’t to blame, it’s replacing Chip Long and Harry Heistand with Tommy Rees and Jeff Quinn.

happyputtr
happyputtr

It seems we have lost a lot of great recruiters to Ohio St. Kerry Coombs and Mike Alford. There may have been others as well. Is it money that has taken them away?

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

WELL IT WAS AS I EXPECTED, PRAISING THE ALMIGHTY CHIP LONG, AND JOE MOORHEAD, AND BASHING BK, AND REES. YOU JUST DONT LIKE THESE GUYS, I'M WILLING TO GIVE REES A LONGER LEASH THAN YOU. I ADMIT BK NEEDS TO BE BETTER AS A RECRUITER BUT I'LL WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY END UP WITH BEFORE I BURY THE IRISH RECRUITING. FYI. THE ABILITY TO COACH UP KIDS IS PRETTY DAM IMPORTANT AT LEAST THE WAY I SEE IT. JUST ASK HARBAUGH WHAT RECRUITING 5 STARS GETS HIM. HE'S BEEN TOP TEN FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS GREAT RESLUTS ONTHE FIELD EH? JUST SOMETHING TO CHEW ON BESIDES BK'S REAR END.

uptown_irish
uptown_irish

The Irish recruiting saga continues on in what is an annual occurrence that baffles the mind. This cycle ND is getting out-recruited by Mack Brown. The 70 year old coach who couldn't get things together at Texas and has spent the past 5 yrs at ESPN ? Every year its another coach or an assistant that out duels ND for talent. There is something wrong here. I don't know what it is but it occurs way too often to be dismissed as "that's the way it is ". Chip Long was deemed an excellent recruiter but a lousy play caller ? What can you do ? Now we are counting on Tommy Rees to be an excellent play caller and excellent recruiter. Can ND have both ? To be determined. Its maddening that earlier in the year ND was positioned to land a Top 5 class. Now it appears to be another top 15 class. And we all continue to scratch our heads at what is going on.


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