We have two types of functions in our body, voluntary and involuntary.
Some functions we can control..and other functions our
body controls for us, like breathing and digesting.
Now breathing is a two way street...you can control your
breathing to help calm yourself, or like women often do
during child birth, or to blow out the candles on a birthday cake.
But then your body will also breath for you...these
are "involuntary" functions!
INVOLUNTARY FUNCTIONS: Those bodily activities
that are not within your conscious control.
Now in life you meet people that are "educated" and very
"intellectual" like myself...or you can meet people that are
message board cult members or the "sky is falling" idiots
where their reactions are "involuntary"...meaning they
speak without thinking!
And trust me every fan base has them, even
It's up to you to do what I refer to as "analytical research".
You analyze the situation and use common sense to determine
the value and performance of a company/team, in the
market they perform, and against the competition of that market!
Now in College Football this is done through the
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
In the past decade our beloved
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
have played on average the 23rd toughest
schedule in College Football.
Now to give you a comparison test of where
that is exactly:
Past TEN YEARS average SOS:
Ohio State 48th
So this tells us that on average Notre Dame has a much
tougher road to achieve success than the other 3 listed teams!
Now let's address the situation of employees/recruits:
ND has higher academic standards, requires a foreign language
and requires their students to go to class...
They recruit nationwide, and do not allow reduction of credit
hours or small class loads/requirements during football season.
That DRASTICALLY reduces the % of qualified recruits.
So if next year out of the Rivals top 250
Team A=can recruit all 250
Team B=Can recruit 125 of the 250
Which team has a better chance of landing elite talent?
This Brings me to the "stupidity" I see every day..and not just
from Notre Dame fans..but from the mouth breathers who think
their team is "elite" that can't understand "analytical research".
This is the face that has brought NOTRE DAME back!
Who took the "WEIS" players and within 3 seasons was playing
in a National Championship!
He didn't need to wait to get all "HIS PLAYERS"...
He didn't need to play a cupcake schedule to achieve success!
He didn't need to tear down the academic standards and
traditions that make Notre Dame the Mecca of
He EMBRACED the Notre Dame system and made it modern!
He's made Notre Dame a HOT TOPIC to the youth again!
He's dressed up the program to make it appeal to the younger
fan and recruit...while making sure the tradition remains!
Still mad about the helmets not being painted
the night before a game?
He's got kids looking at ND and realizing the EDUCATION
might just be worth the sacrifice....the commitment!
He's INVADED states like Texas and Ohio and
taken their top talent from under their noses!
He's fixed relationships with programs damaged by the
piousness of past coaches!
He's CONSISTENTLY closing top 10 recruiting classes with
high caliber talent that then turns around and translates into
TOP TEN DRAFT classes!
*7th ranked class so far this season*
Remember it's Kelly that brought us into the
MODERN era of physical training with
CAMP KELLY and LONGO BEACH!
The ability to do stabilizer muscle training with the addition of
the sand pit...and the endurance hill!
The ability for the players to have an "exclusive" players lounge
so the players have a place to be away from the media
and pressure of the classroom!
The emphasis on nutrition and meal plans, custom to
Shamrock Series Uniforms!
Hell we have NBC special TV broadcasts about our
PRACTICES!!! Strong & True ring a bell??
There are coaches in the country who's teams are
pre-season top 10 that
1. won a bowl game in years
2. won their conference in years
3. haven't beat a top 5 or 10 or 15 ranked team in years!
and all that with a WEAK SCHEDULE!
And none of their fans are bit#hing!
So take a step back and:
is positioned to be HUGE for the IRISH!
We are positioned with the opportunity to
make HUGE statements, on
some HUGE stages!
LORD!...now that all of that is
off my mind...on to some...
THE FRESHMEN ARE BIG BOYS!
Kolin Hill above!
But the talk of the
weight room is Daniel Cage!
BIG AND STRONG!
Staff is very happy the way everyone has shown up
in shape and ready to compete!
Trumbetti continues to impress, but not just with
He's fast and moves like a LB coming off the drills!
His agility and footwork are incredible for
someone his size and strength!
Everyone is battling already to become the
ALPHA of their respective units!
Davaris vs Farley in the tire pull tug of war!
Jhonny Williams vs Nic Weishar!
Jaylon vs Durham, battled for
FIVE MINUTES...with Smith pulling out the W!
Sheldon Day is ready to make a STATEMENT
this season...every person I speak with can not
say enough about his strength and speed!
Riggs impressing and studying the nickel!
Shumate moving all over the place within the
scheme to maximize the amount of talent on the
field at one time!
AGGRESSIVE..is the word I hear over
and over when describing the defensive scheme!
Everett is running off the field voluntary
work with the receivers, and from what I hear
it's not "voluntary" in Golson's eyes!
So relax IRISH faithful!
And enjoy the summer!
Kelly has this thing
WELL IN HAND!
We shall see...
ANYONE who lives in Central Ohio area I completed my new
home pub...we are going to be having some great
NOTRE DAME GAME watch parties!
Find me on Facebook and look for details!