Archive for August, 2007

Today’s Roundup: 8/31/07

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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Today’s Roundup: 8/29/07

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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  • ‘08 RB prospect Carlton Thomas is expected to be making an official visit to ND this weekend, and there are reports that ‘08 WR prospect Jonathan Baldwin may be visiting as well.

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Today’s Roundup: 8/28/07

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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  • Kickoff against Georgia Tech is just four days away, and the official ND athletic site has a huge rundown of notes for our season opener (in .pdf here).
  • The official depth chart for the start of the season has been released (in .html here), and while it doesn’t specify winners of a few key battles (QB of course, but also RDE, ILB, and the kickers), there is still plenty to talk about. Most strikingly, as has been noted, it seems that sophomore Darrin Walls has replaced fifth-year senior and returning starter Ambrose Wooden at the LCB spot. Also notable: Armando Allen up there with James Aldridge and Junior Jabbie for the #2 RB spot, Will Yeatman ahead of Konrad Reuland as the #2 TE, and Allen and fellow freshman Golden Tate as the primary kick returners. UHND.com has more analysis here.
  • Rakes of Mallow has some more perspective on Sunday’s open practice.

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Today’s Roundup: 8/27/07

Monday, August 27th, 2007

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Today’s Roundup: 8/26/07

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

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  • I don’t think there was practice yesterday, so there’s no real news to report either. Plenty of good stuff in the other categories, though!


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Six more days until football!!

Today’s Roundup: Saturday, 8/25/07

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

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  • Yesterday was Hound Jimmy Clausen … err, I mean Freshman Media Day. There is a nice rundown of what the various kids said at the UHND blog: the defensive linemen (Williams, Nuss, Nwankwo) are here, the defensive backs (Gray, Smith) here, the linebackers (Neal, Smith, Nagel) here, the offensive linemen (Romine, Dever) here, the wide-outs and tight ends (Tate, Kamara, Ragone) here, and the running backs (Allen, Hughes) here. Michael Rothstein’s Irish Insights blog offers some nice perspective (scroll to the bottom of the entry). There is video footage of the interviews with the freshmen (poor Jimmy Clausen gets his own full clip, of course) available at UND.
  • Charlie Weis also met with the media yesterday, which is nicely covered at Rakes of Mallow. Video footage is, once again, at UND.
  • And, oh yeah, there was also FOOTBALL PRACTICE. Ben Ford of eTruth has his daily rundown, and Michael Rothstein makes some observations as well. Blue & Gold has video here.

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  • A quick rundown: Florida RB Carlton Thomas will be visiting on 9/1 for the Georgia Tech game, but says he won’t announce until he’s made all his visits. Minnesota WR Michael Floyd is thought to have a top two of ND and OSU. Texas DE Chancey Aghayere may be making a token visit to ND for the MSU game, but don’t bother getting your hopes up.
  • ‘08 verbal commitment Dan McCarthy (who will be a safety at ND) plays QB for a really good high school team. He had 128 rushing yards including a 70-yard TD to seal the victory in their season opener.

Just one more week until football …