CLASS IMPACT: OL Rocco Spindler To Notre Dame

Bryan Driskell

Notre Dame picked up a big time commitment with consensus Top 100 offensive lineman Rocco Spindler picking the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame's staff invested years in Spindler's recruitment, and it paid off as he is now in the 2021 class.

Notre Dame beat finalists Michigan, LSU, Ohio State and Penn State to land Spindler's pledge. The talented blocker also had offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Michigan State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Northwestern and Syracuse.

Let's take a look at how Spindler's commitment impacts the Notre Dame class and depth chart.

CLASS IMPACT

Spindler gives Notre Dame 17 committed players in the 2021 class, and he is the ninth offensive pledge. Notre Dame now has four offensive linemen in the class, with Spindler joining fellow Top 100 recruit Blake Fisher, Minnesota blocker Joe Alt and Illinois guard Pat Coogan.

Barring Notre Dame somehow coming from behind and landing tackle Nolan Rucci or flipping a stud like Wyatt Milum, the 2021 offensive line haul won't be as good as it should have been. But if you look at the class for what it is, not what it was supposed to be, landing Spindler is huge.

Spindler is Notre Dame's highest ranked offensive lineman on the composite list, and at No. 48 nationally he's the second highest ranked player in the class, behind only quarterback Tyler Buchner, who ranks No. 41. Landing two Top 100 linemen (Spindler, Fisher) gives Notre Dame a pair of upper-level talents in the class.

Notre Dame now has five Top 100 recruits in the Rivals100, with Spindler - their No. 56 player - joining Fisher (#22), wide receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr. (#39), Buchner (#45) and defensive tackle Gabriel Rubio (#99).

Spindler is also a high ceiling player, and barring injury it's hard to see him not being at least a quality player in a Notre Dame uniform. His upside, of course, is that of an All-American caliber player. That kind of floor-ceiling combination is a great way to add to an offensive line class.

Landing Spindler also means Notre Dame gets to its minimum numbers requirement for blockers in the class.

NOTRE DAME FIT

Spindler is an intriguing prospect in that while he plays guard and projects best to the interior, he's athletic and long enough to move outside if the need arose. That kind of versatility is the first thing that stands out when look at his addition to the class.

When you pop on the film the first thing you notice about Spindler is his physicality. Also a standout high school wrestler, Spindler plays with good pad level and he has strong hands. He bullies opponents at the line of scrimmage, and Spindler plays with the kind of edge and aggressiveness you want in a big-time blocker.

Another trait you want in a top blocker is the ability to finish, and Spindler grades out well with this part of his game. Finishing at the prep level just requires size and strength, but to be a strong finisher in college you must also play with good technique, know how to play angles, have strong hands and stay locked onto defenders.

Spindler shows the ability to not only throw his weight around, but he stays locked on, keeps his pads in good position and uses his technique to be an effective finisher. As he improves his knee bend you'll see him become even more dominant with this part of his game.

The Clarkston standout shows the athleticism needed to be a dominant college player. His initial burst is outstanding, he fires off the line, he is quick getting around on pulls/traps and he's comfortable working in space. Those traits make him arguably the nation's best interior blocker, but they are also the traits that make me think he could even play tackle if the need arose.

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Comments (61)
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Jpirish58
Jpirish58

This is a very good OL haul considering the fact that it's still early and they are trying to flip others OL targets. It's like I said. Kelly Quinn and co will never be good enough for some of the nay sayers. I will tip my cap to them on this because some people would have wanted heads to roll of they didn't get Rocco. Quinn isn't Hestand but he ain't bad .
Go Irish

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t13bru
t13bru

Still early? Not really.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

  1. It's not still early

  2. They aren't trying to flip any OL candidates

  3. Quinn isn't Hiestand, he's not close to Hiestand. No, he isn't bad, but the fact you are saying this about arguably the most important position on the team speaks to Kelly's dereliction of duty as the head coach right now. You don't hire someone and then keep someone for 3 years who "isn't bad." We saw this with Autry Denson, and now with the OL coach.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

Its early this year due to Covid. You don't think there are going to be decommits? That's a reach. I know you don't like
Kelly or Quinn Or Rees. No matter what they do it will never be good enough for some. Book is a bum shouldve kept PJ.Got rid of Chip you didn't like that I assume. Kelly has brought this prgm back to being in the mix for the playoffs. That's more than a lot of teams can say. Alas that's not good enough for you and others. I'll take it and move foward. Life's to short to always complain

Go Irish

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

No, it's not early. There are three more times the number of players already committed because of COVID. COVID has sped the process up, not slowed it down.

chamgel
chamgel

It’s a good oline class, not what it should have been, but landing Rocco salvaged a good class.. Yes, if we hadn’t landed him in my opinion it would have been the beginning of the end for Quinn. Like you said, he’s not bad, but he’s also not at the level ND needs to contend for a title.

I don’t know how long you’ve been around, but I’ve praised Kelly when it’s been deserved, and criticized him when he’s deserved it as well. He’s done a very good job getting ND to where it is, I credit him for that, but I also criticize him for being both unable and unwilling to get ND further. My criticism of him isn’t that he hasn’t done a good job, he has, it’s that he’s capable of more but keeps getting in his own way.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

We shall see. Covid has impacted every aspect of life including including recruiting there is no denying that. This is a good haul and I've seen other sites state they are still trying to flip the OT from Indiana who committed to Auburn. So I'll take Rocco and keep moving ahead. I'll take Kelly & Co and move forward despite the anti Kelly Rees and Quinn crowd. Give it a rest It's a game not the end of our existence

chamgel
chamgel

You’re on a site that discusses ND football and you don’t want us to discuss ways the program can get better?

Look, I get it sounds like you’re one that buys into everything Kelly does. I’m not that type. There were multiple hires Kelly could have made better than both Rees and Quinn. Maybe settling for comfortable hires will work for out and he can finally win a big post season game at ND, but my opinion is it’s more proof he’s in retirement mode.

Now, just because I disagree with the moves, doesn’t mean I won’t continue to cheer for the Irish every weekend. I felt BVG should have been fired after both 2014 and 2015, felt Kelly didn’t deserve to return after 2017, and definitely was ticked he hired Quinn after 2018, but it doesn’t change my love for the Irish. Rees was the lone exception I could get behind, but I said back to VT week when the rumors of Rees taking over started that I could only get behind it if we improved at oline coaching.. Maybe the grad assistant we hired can fix the run blocking issues so I’ll wait to pass judgement on it, but my opinion as we stand right now is if Kelly had hired Joe Moorehead and replaced Quinn with Pete Trautwein we would be looking at a team that could make noise in the playoffs, not just maybe get there...

StrongNTrue
StrongNTrue

This continuous gloom and doom and "I'm smarter than Kelly" schtick is getting very old and tiresome.

Criticizing coaches like Quinn-Denson-Lyght-Taylor-Rees because ND decided to not follow what you would do and hired them instead. So what?

I have more trust and faith in the overall ND process and program and give things a chance to play out and the past 3-4 years have been a big improvement in coaching-S&C-recruiting talent and depth. No question/debate on that change.

Coaching and recruiting at ND is very different/much harder than just about any other place around but in order to satisfy you---all ND coaches need to be superstar recruiters and be elite coaches...now wouldn't that be nice?

Kelly's won two National Championships while at GVS---has one of the Top 10 most wins among active coaches---has gone undefeated at ND twice and taken ND to two Championship Round games. Has gone 33-6 over the past three seasons---has averaged 8-10 NFL signees including UDFA's over the past 5 years and some of his players are among the very best at their positions in the NFL.

And please explain to me your credentials to relentlessly criticize such an accomplished coach and please list all of your football achievements...and we'll compare the two of you side by side.

Lyght and Denson are true ND men who coached and developed some great players and young men and recruiting DB's and RB's to ND in this day and age is a brutal task because these recruits have to fit ND and actually stick at ND for 4-5 years. Four & Five Star Recruits for these two positions who fit ND are not all that plentiful and getting them to sign & stick at ND takes a huge amount of work.

Heistand was not all that popular a choice when he got here and his first season or two was "OK". Heistand never seriously considered coming back to ND after he was fired by the Bears.

Quinn put two or more OL guys---Joe Staley being one--in the NFL while at CMU

Quinn's PFF stats from 2019 were quite good especially in Pass Pro and when ND was committed to seriously running the ball vs. ISU in the bowl game---they did really well. They did the same vs. Virginia when they used 2 TE's too in the second half.

Quinn knows and has recruited or coached virtually all of the OL players---has a Top 5 Rated OL and could have 3-4 guys end up in the NFL. Go read Spindler's comments today about what he thinks of Quinn and why he trusted him and verballed to ND.

Lance Taylor developed C. McCafferty and Bryce Love and coached in an NFL like system at Stanford and actually in the NFL for three seasons. I have trust and faith in him until proven otherwise.

ND could have gone out and hired some so called OL hot shot---and just how that turns out and whether it turns out better than Quinn and Rees-Taylor-McNulty will build this season is anyone's guess.

The Holy Cross Padres at ND taught us what Jesus told us:
"Do not judge...lest you be judged yourself."

Your batting average/track record for criticizing the ND program is far from perfect and flawless. Some things were right and others haven't held up after all.

Asmar Bilal and Ian Book are just two recent examples of harsh criticism turning out to have a happy ending and things working themselves out over time.

Go Google the first 1-2 minutes of Kelly's Press Conference after the ISU Bowl Game and listen to what he has to say about the naysayers and sideline critics who completely misread the mood and attitude of ND heading into the game as being "unmotivated/lackluster" etc.

Another serious misread of the team, coaches and program by so called experts on ND football.

The ND team-players-coaches and Alumni are all pretty tired of the harsh critics at this point.

Time to be more objective and insightful and give people more of an opportunity and time to develop 18-22 year old players in a very difficult setting called ND football and a real chance to work things out.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

A) That's a very poor use of scripture. I could give you 50 other examples that I learned during my two years in Seminary that say the exact same thing.

B) The article was not doom and gloom at all. I praised Kelly and Quinn in it.

C) Even more tired than doom and gloom is weak responses like "You think you're smarter than Kelly." That's intellectually dishonest and weak and just won't fly here.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

Oh, and by the way, you never once read a word from me about the lackluster practices. In fact, I pushed back against it, so that's another poor argument against me. Do better.

chamgel
chamgel

Who has Book beat to justify a “happy ending”.... I get Bilal, and I was one very concerned with him entering 2019 and especially after Louisville, but the kid turned it around and proved a ton of people, myself included wrong.

As far as Book, I’m still waiting for him to show up in a big game against a good defense. I hope he does because I like the kid, felt after LSu he deserved a shot to start in 2018... but so far he’s been extremely average against better teams.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

And here's another annoying thing about people like you. The only person in this conversation who only focuses on the negative is you. All you ever address are the negative comments I made. While commenting in a thread about a story in which I was very, very positive about the job the staff did.

I'm objective, I praise ND for the good and criticize them for the bad. Go read my comments about the job they did getting Kollie. Your inability to be objective makes you someone who makes a lot of excuses, and you get sensitive about criticism. That's fine, I get that, and I would never tell someone like that to stop posting. But accept that you are that way. If you want only good news, that's fine, only read the good news, but my site is and always will be a site dedicated to being honest and objective.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

To say I don't criticize BK is a joke. Just because I don't have time to jump on a board and complain every time. I'm willing to give Rees a chance before I bury him. As far as Quinn goes he seems to be connecting with recruits like Rocco, read what he said about him. I think he needs to improve on the coaching end but I'm not complaing at this point, You mention Moorehead, you don't think it would take time to implement his system. BK has made his choice, as I said I'll give him a shot before I throw him under the bus. Kelly has gotten us to the playoffs, and played for the title during his tenure. A lot if other coaches would like that record

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

I agree. Kelly Rees and the rest of the staff will never win here no matter what they do on or off the field. It's really sad. I don't agree with everything he does but ND is better now than win he got to ND and that is a cold hard Fact. Sone people can't deal with. You would think this was a anti ND site at times. Half full or half empty You choose

chamgel
chamgel

You mentioned Moorehead’s system so I’ll say this... the two times Kelly went undefeated that you mentioned he had a first year OC and a 2nd year OC.... so not, I’m not concerned with him having time to implement his system. I also think Ian Book would have thrived in his system. The key would have been if the oline coaching. Maybe that happens with the grad assistant that was hired, but I’m taking a wait and see approach there. For me, as I said, Kelly was two hires away from having a top 5 staff, one was Moorehead, the other was repacking Quinn with Trautwein. Those two moves happen and I’m much more optimistic about ND in 2020... they didn’t..

As far as you criticizing Kelly.. I don’t know your posting history..just going off you calling out others tonight.

I wasn’t a fan of the Quinn hire, think he’s an average coach and a below average recruiter... he’s had some major misses this cycle, but landing Rocco salvaged the class and he deserves credit for that. I’m still not sold on him as a coach, his oline excels in pass blocking but hasn’t proven they can run the football when they need to. You can’t be one dimensional against better defenses or Michigan and Clemson happens. We’ll see how he does this year, but right now, I believe ND needs better from the offensive line if they want to content for titles.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

Joe Moorhead took over Penn State for the 2016 season. Let's look at how much time he needed to get his offense going.

2015 Stats (Year before Moorhead) vs. 2016 Stats (Moorhead - Year 1)

PPG - 23.2 / 37.6
YPG - 348.6 / 432.6
YPP - 5.47 / 6.50
Rush - 134.2 / 171.9
YPA - 4.1 / 4.5
Pass - 214.5 / 260.7
YPA - 6.9 / 9.3
YPC - 13.0 / 16.2
Com% - 53.2% / 57.8%

That didn't take very long, and he didn't have the overall talent at PSU that he would have at ND.

StrongNTrue
StrongNTrue

Not commenting about the article...commenting about your reply to a comment that called out Kelly as being incompetent...go read it.

I don't agree...at all. You never miss a chance to be critical and point out how...no matter who got recruited ...what OL guys came to ND like Spindler---the class is "always less that what it could have been because Nolan Rucci et al aren't a part of it because of "kelly's dereliction of duty"...seriously?.
That's fair and objective??

RB Diggs got recruited and Taylor was a bad recruiter because Terry Joseph who grew up in NO was involved and the kid liked and bonded with him. Taylor did his job as did Rees---go read the articles about what Diggs said about those two.

These are just two of your most recent---"let's go out of our way to criticize Kelly and his staff" comments in the past week or so.

The list goes on all the way back to Rivals. Same song...different channel.

Don't blame me...the facts are there for your track record of criticisms and comments over a long period of time. The team,coaches and fans know them well.

I read a number of ND sites---they point out good and bad where they see it...IMO your comments are beyond any of that and a number of them turn out to be wrong/out of date as things progress.

Guys like Somogyi-Prister et al are ND guys who understand the program having been students and have a longer perspective. What flies at other programs for recruiting-and coaches may not fit at ND---they get that---not sure you fully appreciate that part as they do.

ND is a family/brotherhood/culture and popping guys in and out and doing things like State U's do may not fit and work--even when it looks great on paper/going in.

I'll take Kelly's judgement ahead of yours any day of the week.
He's not perfect but he deserves far more respect and leeway than you appear to be willing to give him.

He made coaching hiring decisions for his reasons---he gets paid handsomely to do that---and he's accountable for them too.

Like I said before we can discuss ---if we even have a season---just how Kelly- Rees-Quinn-Taylor all look in December---good -bad-ugly.

I don't think any of these guys are going to be an embarrassment and that Kelly will be guilty of any dereliction of duty by the end of the year.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

I agree they need better line play. So Quinn needs to coach better. I think he's holding his own especially with covid this year. As far As Moorhead I'd rather have continuity, I'm sure he will jump at the 1st chance he gets to redeem himself as a head coach. Finally I'm not calling people out I'm stating an opinion In the end football is only a game a distraction ftom a very real life and death struggle against A unseen killer

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

You said it's "continuous gloom and doom," that's a direct quote. You said that in a thread where I praised Kelly and Quinn and talked about how important this pickup is. You don't get how ridiculous that is? And if the apologists wouldn't have jumped into this thread and acted like everything is awesome now then the responses here would have been all positive.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

👍

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

You are a fan, you get that, right?

I'm an analyst, you get that, right?

You are aware of the difference, right?

If you want to say everything is awesome all the time that's fine, that's what some fans do. But a professional who is putting out a product for fans doesn't do that, he or she must always be objective. I'm not part of a brotherhood, I'm a professional doing a job. That means when ND does well, you praise them. Which I have done time and time again with Kelly.

I've pointed out the impressiveness of 33-6, but also that 8-6 vs. Top 25 teams (including 2-0 vs. Navy) is not good enough. Anyone being objective needs to point that out.

Your constant focus is on the negative, and looking at negative things I say and completely glossing over all the positives. If you want to be a homer, great, go for it, no problem with that. But you're a fan, you aren't running a site with fans that have a wide variety of viewpoints. I'm not a ND player, not a ND coach and not a ND alum, and my job isn't to defend the program, it's the analyze and report on the program.

You can spin anything to sound good, and you do a great job of that. I don't do that. Here's just some examples of where I've heaped a great deal of praise on Kelly.

The only person lacking objectivity here is you, with all due respect.

chamgel
chamgel

Continuity for what though? Notre Dame’s issue under Kelly has been the offense fails to show up in big games. When was the last time the offense produced against a good opponent? 2017 against USC? Before that 2015 against Stanford?

That’s my frustration. What was done to change what has happened the majority of Kelly’s tenure?

And that’s not taking away from 2012 and 2018.. I’m thrilled for what Kelly did those two seasons... but the great coaches would see how close their program was and make adjustments to get them over the hump, not make moves for continuity to maintain where they were... especially agree a 2019 season that saw the offense lay a compete egg in the only two big games it had..

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

Like I've said over and over. I will give Rees a chance before I bury him. My question with Moorehead is how long will he have stayed. He will jump at the 1st head coaching gig he can to redeem himself after the debacle at his last job. I'll take the continuity and unknown of Rees over another guy jumping ship after one year.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

I don't care how long he would have stayed. I don't care if it was for just one or two years. Notre Dame returns a 3-year starter at QB, 5 starting OL, a very talented group of pass catchers and they are likely in their last year with Clark Lea at DC.

Notre Dame should 100% be in win-now mode. You don't make a "wait a couple years and this will pay off" hires at OC when you are going into year 11 and you are as close to being a contender as Notre Dame is at this point.

I would gladly take Moorhead coming to ND, turning them into an elite offense, helping them get to the playoff and maybe even win a game or two, and then bounce. Good for him!

How long was Barry Alvarez the DC at Notre Dame?

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

You ever notice that people on this site who are constantly negative, and we have our fair share on this site, never, ever get pissed when I say positive things about Kelly? I can't recall one time that's happened.

But people like this get in their feelings every time I say something negative, or have the audacity to say everything isn't always awesome.

chamgel
chamgel

Yup... it’s like some have talked themselves into accepted that ND can never win a title again. They’ve become content with beating Pitt, BC and Northwestern and have talked themselves into believe ND can’t beat Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State and Bama... it’s been my argument from day 1.. you can praise Kelly for bringing the program out of the depths while still being critical of the job done in getting ND competitive sign the elites... we’re Wisconsin, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it’s better than where we were, but I don’t believe it’s as good as ND can be..

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

And I'm okay with that, no judgment. My frustration is with how upset they get when others have the audacity to hold Notre Dame to a higher standard, and don't accept the fact ND hasn't beaten a Top 10 team in 6 years! Look, if you're okay with that, I'm okay with you. But don't get upset with people who don't agree with you just like you don't want others to get upset that you're always positive and accepting of just being good and not great.

chamgel
chamgel

I’m with you... my biggest gripe with Kelly in 2016 and why I felt he hadn’t built enough equity to be retained was he hadn’t built us into a “program yet”... he’s done that. I completely understand some being thrilled we’re finally there. I don’t get people being upset with the ones that still believe ND is capable of more. That’s where I stand... on both accounts really...I’m thrilled ND has become a program, but I’m disappointed he hasn’t made the moves to allow ND to accomplish more. He’s choosing continuity over championships.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

So if you only want people on here to comment when they agree with you you two would have a boring site. Holding Kelly and company to a higher standard is one thing but even when you think ND has a good day you nit pick. Every ND fan wants to win, you would find fault with kelly even if he won because he didn't win it by enough. If all you want are people who agree with you so be it.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

That's what you took from that? Seriously? Dude, calm down, stop being so defensive and read what I said. I said over and over and over that I don't have any issue with you commenting and being positive. I said it over and over because I figured you'd take offense if I didn't, and you still took offense.

I will repeat. I'm totally fine with you having the view of the program you have. I've said this to you over and over since you've joined. Read this carefully, I AM FINE WITH YOUR VIEWS ON THE PROGRAM! Got me? Fine with it.

I have a problem with how upset you get, and especially how upset StrongNTrue gets with people who don't view it the way you do, and the completely inability to be objective when having these conversations.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

And I'll repeat for the 1000th time, I rather enjoy a good debate. I enjoy back and forth. That's not what happened here, especially with StrongNTrue. Since I don't agree he went to insults. Brian Kelly is smarter than you, ND players, coaches and alums don't like you, you hate Brian Kelly. That's juvenile and childish and has nothing to do with having a debate or disagreement, it's trying to shame someone into submission. I can't stand crap like that.

If you want to debate the job Kelly is doing, let's do it. Make your case, be respectful and I'll do the same. Result to personal attacks, insults and childish responses and you won't like the response. I'm not saying you did those things, not in this thread, but you don't take disagreement very well. You do get sensitive and then project that sensitivity onto me.

Don't do that. Stay and debate. I enjoy that, and as I've said to you a bunch of times on the board and in private messages, I welcome different views. But you need to be just as open to them as well.

Chief1
Chief1

You sound like the same guy who would blindly follow Kelly when he made hires like Van Gorder and use his resume.Driskell isn’t the only one critical of Quinn’s run game coaching, Golic Jr has mentioned a lack of fundamentals so has Cole Cubelik a former NFL Olinemen, let me guess they don’t count though because they didn’t win 2 championships at Grand Valley if you follow this Brian Kelly is never wrong virtue why even listen to outside sources lol.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

I never said I was bailing My point is this I'm on Blue & Gold as well . it seems that you are harder on Kelly and his staff than most others. That's your prerogative it's your ballpark. The poster strong n true brought up some legit points. You came across as high n mighty with the I'm an analyst your just a fan line We all want ND to win Some have a different way of getting there. It was a good day for ND Sat. Let's agree on that . Go Irish

maloy49
maloy49

Who would have guessed the Spindler Class Impact would have morphed into b*tch session....

t13bru
t13bru

You’re a great addition to the site.

chamgel
chamgel

I was on B&G for a long long time, back to the time it was Irish Illustrated with Prister and Sampson... it’s sad how far that place has fallen. Lou is great, but the staff around him is subpar in my opinion.

As far as calling out Kelly or the staff.... other sites have been just as critical on Jeff Quinn as BD has. Prister basically said the exact same thing BD has been saying on a podcast back in December or January.... that Quinn is a good oline coach but not the level of coach ND should have. That if ND wants to compete with the Clemson’s and Bama’s we need elite line play and that just isn’t going to happen under Quinn.....

The difference is Prister says that and everyone is fine with it.... BD not only says it, he gives numerous examples to back up his opinion, and people rip him for it. Personally, give me the analyst that writes multiple articles to show film and stats to back up their claim.

That’s why I’m here. I believe BD is the best analyst covering ND. Is he harsh on Kelly and some of the staff? Absolutely... but it’s not personal, he’s holding ND to the standard that Kelly says their goal is, to win national championships. He’s spoken numerous times about how much he likes Jeff Quinn as a person, he just doesn’t believe he is the standard of coach ND should have coaching its best position.

chamgel
chamgel

You too t13... was thrilled to see you over here.

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

High and mighty? Explaining why I have to be objective from a professional standpoint makes me High and mighty? I can’t take you seriously anymore. Tell you what, since you refuse to have a rational conversation with me and consistently try and twist my words I will no longer respond to you. Do with that whatever you like. I will spend my time on the 99% of the other customers who are willing to have adult discussions.

t13bru
t13bru

And Blue and Gold has no content left. It’s Lou and a bunch of the cheapest guys Stu could find. You will get plenty of rainbows and butterflies though.

chamgel
chamgel

It was like that on the fall after the changes...zero reporting, zero analysis.. On that note I wonder if Stu’s plane has landed yet?

t13bru
t13bru

Stu told me to call him when I complained about the content. 8 months later, still waiting on a call back.

chamgel
chamgel

Don’t worry.. he’ll call you soon as he lands...

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

And this is what bothers me. The article was extremely positive. But then the pollyanna crowd had to jump in and stir up trouble and bring in the negativity instead of letting everyone else enjoy this huge recruiting win.

Fitz1105
Fitz1105

Bryan, I’m sorry you have to put up with this. The sophistry from the two posters below has to be frustrating. You’re doing a great job because you stick to the arguments and the substance. It’s just an unfortunate fact of life that not everyone has the ability to do that

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

Appreciate that my man. It comes with the territory, but it does get frustrating sometimes. I just wish people would be more willing to just debate. Be passionate, get after it, but argue, debate on the merits.

But I also accept the fact that once people start getting personal without any data to support it they are doing it because they don't have a real argument to stand on, so they make it personal.