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Thursday, February 21, 2013


Today is a great day! is everyday the Lord blesses
you with health and prosperity..and take pride in the coming
future dominance that is

With the dead period soon approaching and tax season
in full swing the blog will be updated from...let's say 
time to time!

As Yoda would say..."Busy the Damefan gets!"

But I want to inform you of some of the upcoming reasons 
for information and excitement!

1. Coach Tony Alford
Coach Alford reached out to us during the season and 
we did some work for him, and I have to say....this 
guy needs a HUGE contract!

It takes about 1 minute to realize why he's one of the best recruiters 
in the country...he's personable, educated and a great football 
mind..but mostly he cares about these kids, not only now...
but when they leave ND and enter the real world!

We have some great conversations about the program and 
where it's headed and what they feel they can accomplish!

Look forward to sharing his insights over the summer as well as 
pictures of the work we did for him AFTER the ND pro day!
(don't wanna ruin the surprise!)

2. Notre Dame Coaching Clinic
This will be our 2nd year attending the Notre Dame 
coaching clinic and it's quickly become one of the highlights of
my summer!... Chalk talk with coaches...private practice viewing as 
well as full contact live scrimmage with the ones vs the ones!

This year I'm OVERLY geeked about this event due to the 
questions I'm hoping to see get answered with the following
areas of concern...

1. Running Back..Who,who & who?
2. Wide Receiver...TJDavaris &_____________
3. Center and O-line cohesiveness.
4. QB lineup..who's 2nd and 3rd on the depth chart?

I'm much more excited because their is no cancer or
LYNCH-GATE to deal with this year!

I was amazed how much I saw that doesn't seem to hit 
the spring game...

This has become just an excuse to get away and get 
stupid!...but you will pick up some info here and there
in passing and during the LEGENDARY 
Spring Game BBQ!

4. JUNE = Re-Enforcements Arrive!

This is when things get REALLY interesting...the eyeball test, 
so to speak begins...who's D1 ready..and who will be shelved 
into the Longo Restoration program for next season!

Non coached 7 on 7's will be run by team captains and 
the chemistry with the new players will begin...Who will 
emerge ready by fall...that's the big question!

This recruiting class is by FAR the best class we've signed
in the past 25 years!


That's a deadly 4 pack my friend!

The great thing about this!...there is no "hype" or 
Kool Aid drinking here...this is what Notre Dame 
SHOULD be doing!...Competing on the field at the highest 
level...recruiting nationwide for the best of the best in high
school talent...and churning the program with high schoolers
entering and professionals leaving!

It's amazing to me how quickly Brian Kelly has made his
presence known and what his intentions are with 
Fighting Irish Football.

There has not been a better time in 30 years to be a fan than 
right now and the years to come!

Winter conditioning is in full swing...position groups are forming
with film study and soon spring practice!

So rumble young man rumble!

Brian Kelly in my opinion will have the IRISH seat at the 
playoff table warm and occupied season in and season out!

That's my agenda for the relax.. unwind...
pour yourself a nice cold one and watch the kids jump around 
in the pool...but realize during all of this...there's a 
MONSTER being built in South Bend Indiana!


Friday, February 8, 2013's quite a show!

One thing I'll never understand...wasting talent on 
useless projects!

Recruiting is like going to a car show. 

Ole' Miss made quite a splash in the recruiting world,
they got really cool doors...turbo charger...fancy wheels..
Really surprised everyone!

But at the end of the's still a Honda Civic!

It's still Ole' Miss!

There are tons of different types of recruiters!

There are the builders!
These are the guys that look underneath the car...not at the paint!

They see the frame is solid...the engine block has no cracks, 
and the body seems like it's in workable condition!

So they fill needs, when playmakers 
graduate...they RE-populate!

Manti leaves?
Number 1 OLB in the county Jaylon Smith &
ESPN top 150 Doug Randolph arrive!

Kapron leaves?
Number 1 DT Eddie Vanderdoes &
ESPN top 150 Issac Rochell arrive!

Cierre & Riddick leave?
Number 2 Running Back Greg Bryant 
and Number 6th Athlete Tarean Folston arrive!

Tyler Eifert leaves?
Number 5 Tight End Mike Heuerman &
top 15 Durham Smythe arrive!

Braxton Cave & Mike Golic leave?
Top 5 OT Hunter Bivin
Top 10 Colin McGovern arrive!

Zeke Motta leaves!
5 star number 2 in the country
Max Redfield  & top 10 Cole Luke

John Goodman & Roby Toma leave!
ESPN top 150 WR Tori Hunter &
Top 20 Will Fuller & Onwualu

This is what a builder does...he builds! the way, this list isn't even the 
tip of the iceberg of talent that will be 
migrating to South Bend!

And... regardless of stars and hype...they
have to beat out the players in front of 
them that were just in the
last year!

The other type of recruiter is
This guy is dangerous!
He usually coaches at programs with...wel,l let's just
say.."Low Ethical Standards"!

Programs that have had a long history of NCAA

BEWARE..he is's not an "Urban" legend or 
some sort of fairy tale...he'll take kids down the wrong
"Lane" in life and tell them pretty much whatever they 
need to hear!

If there is a kid he feels is better..suddenly the kid that 
already committed to the program and was last years 
"big thing" is now a "problem" child...or has a 
"career ending" injury? 
Or is "encouraged" to transfer!

This guy will prey upon programs...if a coach interviews?
This is the first call a recruit gets!

If a program has a late season meltdown?
This is the first call a recruit gets!

He's the carp of the recruiting world...a bottom feeder
willing to tell a kid whatever he needs to, to get the 

"You're a Linebacker?...I think your the next 
Percy Harvin!"

"You're an offensive tackle?...I think your the next
Percy Harvin!"

But take joy in knowing this guy usually will win 
early with the other coaches players, the other teams
will figure out his game and after 
a 7-5 or 6-6 season he'll create a 
reason to leave or retire...

He doesn't really fill needs as much as 
just poach programs of kids that are
young and scared and looking for 
someone to tell them the world will be..

That's just the nature of the beast of college recruiting!

But as of right now NOTHING can stop me from smiling 
ear to ear about the job Coach Kelly and his staff accomplished
putting together one of the best recruiting classes in 
the past 25 years!

The beauty of this class?

We landed a top 3 class of players...that can qualify to
attend school at...

Which in the grand scheme of things...makes this class 
number 1 in my eyes!



So raise a glass like I will tonight and sit back 
and relax and know that the contract is 
in the works to lock up this coach and his 

Upgrades to the facilities and stadium are already 
in the blue print stage..

And the new breed of IRISH are already falling 
into place!

Might just set the bar to a whole new level!