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Synoptico
06-25-2008, 01:09 PM
Offensive Tackle
Palatine, IL Fremd HS

Ht: 6-5
Wt: 290
Forty: 5.4
Vertical: 24
Shuttle: 4.8
GPA: 3.0

Ranking
Rivals: :s::s::s::s:; Offensive Tackle (57), Rating 5.8
Scout: :s::s::s::s:; Offensive Guard (1)
ESPN: :s::s::s:, #20 OT, Grade 79

Honors:
USA All-American Bowl

Offers:
Notre Dame
Purdue
Stanford
Wisconsin
Michigan
Nebraska
Iowa
Illinois
North Carolina
Arizona
Duke

ND Recruiter: Rob Ianello

Decision: 1/3/09 ND Verbal

WeisWeisBaby
06-25-2008, 01:45 PM
Rumor has it this kid has been offered per scout, and he's from IL. Not a lot of info available, but I'll keep updating once I learn more... oh, I almost forgot, he also plays OT.

Junkhead
06-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Is it even possible to offer 2010 recruits yet?

WeisWeisBaby
06-25-2008, 02:01 PM
This just in... rumor has it that some people are not sure if it is possible to offer 2010 recruits, will keep you all updated shortly.

Synoptico
06-25-2008, 02:09 PM
They cannot give written offers until September 1st of their Junior year. I would assume it was a verbal offer then. He attended ND's camp a week or so ago as well.

Synoptico
06-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Updated with a little, not a lot though, info

SoCalDomer
06-25-2008, 03:09 PM
Is it even possible to offer 2010 recruits yet?

yes but this point it is only a verbal offer. written offers for 2010 recruits can go out Sept 1st. I believe this is the second verbal offer for the 2010 class.

also, Christian was on campus in early April for a Junior day. The visit went well. I believe he also attended the early June camp. Given his proximity, let's hope more visits are in store.

Synoptico
06-25-2008, 03:18 PM
yes but this point it is only a verbal offer. written offers for 2010 recruits can go out Sept 1st. I believe this is the second verbal offer for the 2010 class.

also, Christian was on campus in early April for a Junior day. The visit went well. I believe he also attended the early June camp. Given his proximity, let's hope more visits are in store.

Who is the other verbal offer?

SoCalDomer
06-25-2008, 03:21 PM
http://www.irishenvy.com/forums/2010-recruiting-profiles/25817-10-mn-ol-seantrel-henderson.html

WeisWeisBaby
06-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Rumor has it it is some OL from Minnesotate by the name of Seantrel Henderson, I would ask SoCalDomer about it

irishmarine
06-25-2008, 05:11 PM
rumor has it wwb is a gossip queen hahahahahah just messin with ya man

WeisWeisBaby
06-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Rumor has it irishmarine thinks she is funny

SoCalDomer
09-02-2008, 01:46 PM
ND sent Christian a written offer this week.

WabashFalcon
01-03-2009, 03:55 PM
According to the announcers of the AAB game, Lombard's verbaled ND.

regele1
01-03-2009, 03:56 PM
Committed today at the Army AA game - Per Scout

bernbabybern820
01-03-2009, 04:11 PM
Official:

Scout.com: Notre Dame Gets First Commitment in 2010! (http://notredame.scout.com/2/826925.html)

Mattmags
01-03-2009, 04:42 PM
welcome aboard!

NDsuperfan09
01-03-2009, 05:37 PM
Great prospect. Heres' to adding Henderson, and hurst as well.

Clausen2Kamara
01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Big Offensive tackle pickup!! We are in dire need of a top tackle to come aboard...Been hearing great things about him..I heard he was in consideration to being the MVP of the juniors in San Antonio..pretty good for an o-lineman...he has 5 star potential...I am very excited about this commit at a position of definite NEED!! He could start as a true freshman..heard he was that good..

wicket
01-03-2009, 07:41 PM
woaw great way to start a recruiting class, I feel this class is gonna be a good one

Ricochet
01-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Big Offensive tackle pickup!! We are in dire need of a top tackle to come aboard...Been hearing great things about him..I heard he was in consideration to being the MVP of the juniors in San Antonio..pretty good for an o-lineman...he has 5 star potential...I am very excited about this commit at a position of definite NEED!! He could start as a true freshman..heard he was that good..

Scout has him as the 5th best prospect in 2010 at this time. He's the #2 OL/OT, Henderson is #1.

NDinL.A.
01-03-2009, 08:04 PM
Scout has him as the 5th best prospect in 2010 at this time. He's the #2 OL/OT, Henderson is #1.

That's great! Of course, he just screwed up his star rating by committing to us. He'll be a 4-star before you know it. :wink:

The Polish Irishman
01-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Awesome...finally someone to protect the blind side

OCIrish
01-03-2009, 11:25 PM
Awesome...finally someone to protect the blind side

Actually, I believe he'll be a RT if we land Henderson as well. Henderson has better feet from what I understand so he'll be in charge of protecting the blind side.

sportallyr
01-04-2009, 01:58 AM
I'm sure this made Dayne Crist very happy. If we can get Henderson, we won't have to worry about offensive tackle for quite some time. I can't wait to see what the 2010 class is going to look like in the end. I think we'll be going head to head with Texas for the #1 class in the country next year (there is a ton of talent in the 2010 class from the Lone Star state).

wicket
01-04-2009, 06:17 AM
if henderson commits as well we might actually have two starting frosh offensive tackles since we both lose young and whoever will play lt to the the draft/graduation next year

Denny
01-04-2009, 12:40 PM
if henderson commits as well we might actually have two starting frosh offensive tackles since we both lose young and whoever will play lt to the the draft/graduation next year

I think there is a better chance of Romine starting at LT and Dever at RT in 2010. They both will be seniors at that point (redshirt juniors if you will), but no doubt it will be a nice problem to have.

IrishAddiction
01-04-2009, 03:34 PM
I think there is a better chance of Romine starting at LT and Dever at RT in 2010. They both will be seniors at that point (redshirt juniors if you will), but no doubt it will be a nice problem to have.

yea i think your right. We have a lot of quality guys above them, if they want to start they will definately have to fight for it. Romine was a really good prospect coming out of Ok. in hs, so i think he will get the start soon enough, prolly next year if Turkovich is gone. Got some PT this year.

With all that being said, welcome to the ND family Christian!

irishmarine
01-04-2009, 11:08 PM
with a name like christian he was destined to be irish, glad we got him and great way to start the class

goldandblue
01-05-2009, 09:03 AM
Welcome to Notre Dame! Great to have this kid.

Jason Pham
02-06-2009, 11:24 AM
Profile updated.

The Polish Irishman
03-23-2009, 11:05 AM
Lost 5th Star on Scout. Just under a 5 Star now. Let the banter begin....

GOLDENISTHYTATE
03-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Well that didn't take long did it?

tko
03-23-2009, 07:14 PM
he'll be down to a 2 star guy by NSD

Junkhead
03-23-2009, 07:19 PM
At least maybe his ranking won't go to his head (Omar Hunter...I'm looking at you!)

tko
03-23-2009, 07:20 PM
At least maybe his ranking won't go to his head (Omar Hunter...I'm looking at you!)

i heard Lombard loves screen plays...

GO IRISH!!!
03-23-2009, 08:09 PM
i heard Lombard loves screen plays...

...and dive blocking...

The Polish Irishman
03-23-2009, 09:23 PM
It should also be noted he is now listed as a guard not a tackle.

BGIF
05-21-2009, 07:01 AM
It should also be noted he is now listed as a guard not a tackle.

4 Star #1 G at Scout

3 Star NR OT at Rivals

irish4ever
05-21-2009, 09:04 AM
5 Star G at Scout

3 Star OT at Rivals

I guess he should play guard, huh? :)

BGIF
05-21-2009, 09:08 AM
I guess he should play guard, huh? :)

On the Scout team or the Varsity?

The Polish Irishman
05-21-2009, 09:30 AM
4 Star on Scout

jason_h537
05-21-2009, 10:55 PM
That is a big disparity between the two sites. I understand they have him at different positions but still, What gives?

The Polish Irishman
05-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Lemming has him as #30 in the nation

Jason Pham
07-04-2009, 11:20 AM
Profile updated.

BGIF
07-28-2009, 02:30 AM
Rivals now has him as 3 Star, #57 OT with a 5.7 Rating previously he was unranked.
Scout has him as 4 Star, #1 OG
ESPN has him on their 150 WatchList

Lombard's got some fine offers including UNC, where Hurst committed, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska. He had a bunch of early offers as a Junior camping at Michigan and ND but he verballed very early to ND way back on January 3, 2009. He hasn't been out on the camp or combine circuit generating ink.

BGIF
08-08-2009, 03:36 AM
Sporting News College Football '09 selected ND verbal Christian Lombard as one of the 5 OLs on their HS All-America Team.

The other OLs are Henderson, Irwin, Kohler, and Hopkins.

The Polish Irishman
09-20-2009, 12:20 PM
Was at the game yesterday....He had his picture taken with the Miller High Life Guy...sweet

jason_h537
10-11-2009, 05:00 PM
For everyone who has DirecTV. Christian Lombard was on The Lemming Report on CBS College Sports Network.

He looks like a good kid and talked about how Notre Dame just felt right and the players and coaches are genuione people. It was nice to see him getting some love. He is often forgotten in this class and extremely underrated

BGIF
10-16-2009, 01:32 PM
IrishIllustrated.com - Lombard lands All-American honor (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1002573)

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
10-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Thats great news. Congrats!

IrishInFl
10-16-2009, 02:24 PM
How is he still a three star on rivals?

jjsccer2
10-30-2009, 09:14 PM
I am really skeptical of this kid. At the US army bowl last year, he was getting dominated 1v1. I don't know how everyone is raving about him. The only recruit that I really don't care about in this class.

IHateMarkMay
10-30-2009, 09:21 PM
I read somewhere, I think it was Tom Lemming, that he was out performing all Offensive linemen in the midwest... including henderson... I think he is the real deal.

NDinNM
10-30-2009, 09:40 PM
I read somewhere, I think it was Tom Lemming, that he was out performing all Offensive linemen in the midwest... including henderson... I think he is the real deal.

I read the same thing and here is an article on him from Lemming.
Christian Lombard Football Athlete Notes - Fremd High School 09-10 - MaxPreps (http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/V4KeR8YN7E-b9dxK0EJnGQ/football-fall-09/athlete_notes-christian-lombard.htm)

I am excited about this kid especially because IMO OT is a very critical position

JefMaj
10-30-2009, 09:42 PM
Commit early -particularly to ND and there is little to write about - ratings tend to downtrend - they did the same to Chris martin. He's great.

dyrtdogg
10-30-2009, 09:51 PM
I read somewhere, I think it was Tom Lemming, that he was out performing all Offensive linemen in the midwest... including henderson... I think he is the real deal.

I don't mean to be the turd in the punchbowl, but Lemming has never shied away from hyping Chicago area prospects. Add to that the fact that he is an ND commit, and I'm taking Lemming's evaluation with a grain of salt. This is not to say that I think he's not good, just that I look with a certain skepticism at this eval. On the other hand, he has a decent offer list for someone so solidly ND so early. Let's hope Lemming proves me wrong on this one.

jiggafini19
10-31-2009, 10:02 AM
I've been watching him for three years, and I saw him play last night. Rivals needs to get off their horse and give the kid a fourth star. We'll see how he does in San Antonio for a week against the cream of the crop, but I'm more concerned with what Frank Verducci is going to make this guy into. Lombard has the size, he's smart and he works his ass off to prove he deserves the accolades he is receiving.

People are talking about him winning Mr. Football in Illinois this year, over guys like Kyle Prater. This would be the equivalent of Orlando Pace winning the Heisman.

He played both offense and defense the entire game last night. They run to his side on the big plays, as they have been doing all year, and he occupied 2-3 blockers when he was at DT. Fremd's running back Evan Wright is getting a ton of accolades for the yards and TDs he has been accumulating all year, and Wright will be the first to tell anyone Lombard is the reason.

There was a play last night where, as a DT, he was double teamed and grabbed the running back on Naperville North with his right arm and slammed him to the ground for no gain. It was one of the most impressive plays I've seen at a high school game in a while.

I don't think he's a five star, I don't think he's a three. A solid four. They gave four stars to Patrick Ward and Michael Schofield last year, and there is no way Lombard isn't as good or better as they were/are.

NDinL.A.
10-31-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks jigga. Everything I have read about the kid says he's having a monster year, and his team's running attack is powerful thanks in large part to Lombard. Too bad you don't see him as a 5 star talent but at least you're being real about it, and with his work ethic and talent he could very make himself into an elite player down the road. I can't wait to see him starting for ND 2-3 years from now...

jiggafini19
11-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Saw him up close last weekend when Fremd beat Lake park 21-14. The kid is huge. I was standing in the north end zone at Conant HS where the game was, mere feet from Lombard. You really don't appreciate his size until you get to see him up close. He's massive.

IrishAddiction
11-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Nice, thanks for the update Jigga. Hopefully Verducci turns the kid into a premier college lineman when he gets here.

jason_h537
11-15-2009, 04:35 PM
Says he is 100% Irish

NoJusticeNoPeace
11-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Not surprising based on when he committed. He's going to be a good OG for us.

BGIF
11-27-2009, 05:49 AM
Notre Dame recruits wait -- chicagotribune.com (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/football/chi-26-prep-notre-dame-recruitsnov26,0,1821478.story)


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Lombard, considered one of the top linemen in the nation, said he was not comfortable discussing the situation until Weis' future at Notre Dame is resolved.

IrishAddiction
11-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Not discussing what situation? His recruitment or charlies future?

BGIF
11-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Not discussing what situation? His recruitment or charlies future?

Both.

He was asked a hypothetical and chose not to play. What will you do IF Weis is not the ND head coach? The reporters want to stir the pot. Lombard doesn't. I thought he answered well.

jason_h537
11-27-2009, 03:42 PM
Good for him. saw him on the Lemming Report and seems like a smart kid. Very underrated player as well

NDisme
11-27-2009, 03:47 PM
he is under rated because he chose ND at the army game a year before he would play it, i listened to mike franks show right after he committed and mike said the kid was great and showed some gusto at the combine, but then evryone just said he wasn't that good and was getting man handled and i think it was because he commited to nd so early.

ACamp1900
12-08-2009, 08:51 PM
not that there is reason to worry... but this kid is a must keep... we need solid O linemen depth bad

BGIF
12-17-2009, 10:07 AM
12/16

College football: Local ND recruits Lombard, Rees say they're still going to South Bend; Prater contacted by Kelly but sticks with USC -- chicagotribune.com (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/football/chi-17-prep-foot-nd-recruitsdec17,0,2214685.story)

By Mike Helfgot Special to the Tribune



The coaching change at Notre Dame has not changed the minds of Tommy Rees and Christian Lombard.

Rees, a quarterback from Lake Forest High, and Lombard, a Fremd offensive lineman, have re-affirmed their oral commitments to new Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

Both Rees and Lombard committed to Notre Dame long before Kelly replaced Charlie Weis on Dec. 11. Oral commitments are not binding and do not become official until recruits sign letters of intent Feb. 3.

"Nothing has changed," said the 6-foot-6, 295-pound Lombard, considered among the nation's top offensive linemen. "I wish the best to Coach Weis and look forward to building a great future with Coach Kelly."

NDinL.A.
12-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Will be visiting this weekend per ISD...

JefMaj
12-18-2009, 02:04 PM
UCLA game??????

Maddog77
12-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Per ISD on his visit this weekend, he really enjoyed his visit and was very impressed with Kelly. His commitment is firm.

NDinMemphis
01-14-2010, 03:48 PM
I think he got a 4th star from Rivals. If so, congrats kid!

dkuhn12
01-14-2010, 03:57 PM
he jumped to 221 in the latest rivals 250 sent out today.....really showed them at the Army bowl....good for him, he worked hard and showed the critics

fitz_bu47
01-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Because of him moving up the Irish moved up to 12th in the team rankings, w/ 10 4-stars and 8 3-stars now.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
01-14-2010, 05:59 PM
I'm glad he got his fourth star back. The kid is a player. Now we only need two more Olinemen

fitz_bu47
01-14-2010, 06:09 PM
James and Henderson would fit that bill nicely.

irishff1014
01-14-2010, 06:54 PM
that is sweet hopefully we can just get them signed thats the hard part.

tankdawgirish32
01-14-2010, 09:23 PM
Is he a LG or RG?

vernfootball1
01-14-2010, 09:43 PM
Is he a LG or RG?

Played tackle in hs, but he can play either guard or either tackle

jason_h537
01-15-2010, 12:54 AM
I know a few of us on here have been saying how underratted this guy is. Glad he tore it up at the Army game to show Rivals they were trippin

TerryTate
02-04-2010, 11:33 PM
This is the type of individual that Notre Dame attracts. I'm proud of that.

Fremd's Christian Lombard looking forward to playing for Notre Dame - ESPN Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/teams/preps/columns/story?columnist=powers_scott&id=4882232)

Sherm Sticky
09-24-2012, 04:23 PM
All you guys hating on the offensive line, I though this young man played really well.

GaryMcLain'sSkiLodge
12-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Sorry to bump a thread on a player whose name isn't in the news. Just wanted to say that Lombard has been rock solid all year. The other side of the line gets most of the attention, and rightfully so. But Lombard seems to play very fundamental and just doesn't make many mistakes. Also, Golic has improved all season. His quickness allows him to be very effective when he pulls.

NDisme
12-19-2012, 11:47 PM
Sorry to bump a thread on a player whose name isn't in the news. Just wanted to say that Lombard has been rock solid all year. The other side of the line gets most of the attention, and rightfully so. But Lombard seems to play very fundamental and just doesn't make many mistakes. Also, Golic has improved all season. His quickness allows him to be very effective when he pulls.

Agree 100 %, line should be fun to watch next year as well, slowish start this year but got stronger as year went on.

NDhoosier
12-20-2012, 12:23 AM
He will become the anchor of the line. Love how great he has been for being the youngest on the line.

Luckylucci
12-20-2012, 12:33 AM
The line next year could be very very good. We just need somebody to step up at center

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-20-2012, 12:40 AM
Lombard has gotten really good. Really glad he has 2 years of eligibility left after this one. Next year's line will be fantastic if the center position works out.

Irishbounty28
10-24-2013, 05:26 PM
Out for season due to back surgery. Elmer will take his spot.

AdmiralBackhand
10-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Back surgeries are scary stuff. Will be praying for him.

yankeeND
10-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Oh no! Had no idea he was hurt. Definitely will keep in my prayers.

ThePiombino
10-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Out for season due to back surgery. Elmer will take his spot.

Wow :/

arrowryan
10-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Too bad for him. Hope he recovers to full strength for the NFL. Glad to get Elmer some more reps

yankeeND
10-24-2013, 05:36 PM
Too bad for him. Hope he recovers to full strength for the NFL. Glad to get Elmer some more reps

You don't think he will get a 5th year?

irishff1014
10-24-2013, 05:40 PM
Back surgeries are scary stuff. Will be praying for him.

A lot of people are never 100% after having back surgery. Its a shame. Hope he recovers 100%.

arrowryan
10-24-2013, 05:40 PM
You don't think he will get a 5th year?

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is his 5th year

NDWorld247
10-24-2013, 05:41 PM
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is his 5th year

Nope. He's eligible for next year.

This is disappointing news.

Luckylucci
10-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Really glad he can come back, it would have been even worse if he couldn't come back and was only able to play in half of his last season. Definitely tough loss. I think Elmer fills in well but having the whole right side including C in their first year starting will cause a few problems.

arrowryan
10-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Nope. He's eligible for next year.

This is disappointing news.

Holy cow. I was thinking of Watt for some reason. If it does end his career, I'm glad he has a very good degree to fall back on

Emcee77
10-24-2013, 05:45 PM
Man, bummer. Losing a versatile OL like Lombard is like losing two OL. Hope he takes care of himself and gets well soon.

Good for Steve moving into a starting role. Man, he'd better not get hurt though. That would leave us with no backup tackles besides frosh we would prefer to redshirt.

Really glad he can come back, it would have been even worse if he couldn't come back and was only able to play in half of his last season. Definitely tough loss. I think Elmer fills in well but having the whole right side including C in their first year starting will cause a few problems.

Yeah, but on the other hand, by game 8 there are really no freshmen any more, you know?

Ironman8
10-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Really tough break for Christian. Hope he heals up in time for the spring / fall next year.

Only silver lining is that this is really the perfect time for us to lose him, if we were going to have to at all, considering the upcoming schedule and the experience Elmer will gain for '14.

Redbar
10-24-2013, 06:30 PM
Good luck Christian, keep your head up.

NDinL.A.
10-24-2013, 06:48 PM
Lombard will always have a special place in my ND heart because he was the first in his class to commit, and when Weis got fired he never wavered, even when other schools came at him hard. Hope he comes back better than ever and claims that RG spot next season...

Old Man Mike
10-24-2013, 06:55 PM
A few amateurish thoughts:

1). terrible to lose a good fellow and a good guy at any time, but especially an OLineman who was gluing together our Fist of Five Fingers. Stepping in there is more than an alteration due to one shift of a chess piece.

2). Steve is a great young player. He is not an ideal guard from all my previous data --- we will see. Lombard had two good strengths in the running game: he could crash down towards the center --- Elmer will do that well. He could pull and get to the leftside hole-to-be effectively. Steve is not quite "shaped" classically to do that --- we'll have to watch closely to see.

3). This tells us all anyone should need to know about Hanratty [unless he too is hurt; that I don't know]. Most of us were nervous about him being quick and strong enough for starter during Spring and August camps; we speculated about Elmer and Stanley due to that. It appears that we had very good reason.

4). This situation shows us how perilously thin we've become on the OLine, and why the Five Freshman Mountains [and even five more this cycle] are vital. All praise Coach Hiestand!

5). Going forward, we're probably OK as long as guys like Watt can hang in there like the warriors that they are. Olines usually play the whole game if healthy anyway. If subs are needed, I'm betting on the frosh, Bivin and McGlinchey, as the personnel Kelly uses [mid-line and tackle respectively]. If Watt [GOD forbid], I'd bet Bivin. If Stanley [GOD forbid], I'd bet Bivin still, and Elmer to tackle. If TWO [Give us a Break!!], then McGlinchey is NMI.

What this seems to do is put more potential into blowing Bivin's redshirt, and us getting a little slower on pulling plays to the left.

irishfanjho15
10-24-2013, 07:03 PM
A few amateurish thoughts:

1). terrible to lose a good fellow and a good guy at any time, but especially an OLineman who was gluing together our Fist of Five Fingers. Stepping in there is more than an alteration due to one shift of a chess piece.

2). Steve is a great young player. He is not an ideal guard from all my previous data --- we will see. Lombard had two good strengths in the running game: he could crash down towards the center --- Elmer will do that well. He could pull and get to the leftside hole-to-be effectively. Steve is not quite "shaped" classically to do that --- we'll have to watch closely to see.

3). This tells us all anyone should need to know about Hanratty [unless he too is hurt; that I don't know]. Most of us were nervous about him being quick and strong enough for starter during Spring and August camps; we speculated about Elmer and Stanley due to that. It appears that we had very good reason.

4). This situation shows us how perilously thin we've become on the OLine, and why the Five Freshman Mountains [and even five more this cycle] are vital. All praise Coach Hiestand!

5). Going forward, we're probably OK as long as guys like Watt can hang in there like the warriors that they are. Olines usually play the whole game if healthy anyway. If subs are needed, I'm betting on the frosh, Bivin and McGlinchey, as the personnel Kelly uses [mid-line and tackle respectively]. If Watt [GOD forbid], I'd bet Bivin. If Stanley [GOD forbid], I'd bet Bivin still, and Elmer to tackle. If TWO [Give us a Break!!], then McGlinchey is NMI.

What this seems to do is put more potential into blowing Bivin's redshirt, and us getting a little slower on pulling plays to the left.

Prof,

Well done. Here, here.

Sherm Sticky
10-24-2013, 07:27 PM
Damn this sucks! Prayers for full recovery.

tadman95
10-24-2013, 07:48 PM
Bad news for sure. Speedy and full recovery Christian!!

How does a 4th year player, a starter, only have three pages and 108 posts? How dare he come in, do the work, and give us nothing to moan, whine, gripe about? Must do better!

NDinL.A.
10-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Bad bews for sure. Speedy and full recovery Christian!!

How does a 4th year player, a starter, only have three pages and 108 posts? How dare he come in, do the work, and give us nothing to moan, whine, gripe about? Must do better!

No recruiting drama, it's that simple. He named ND his leader, he committed very early, and he never swayed, even when CW was fired. CRAZY recruitment in this day and age lol...

BMT
10-24-2013, 09:48 PM
Solid player, should be back as a 5th year starter next year!

Old Man Mike
10-24-2013, 10:40 PM
The other reason that Christian has only "108" posts is that typical football fans really don't know, nor want to know, much about real football as a team sport. If they did, they'd be constantly interested in how the Big Boys are doing. AND if the staffs thought that the fans were really interested in such matters [rather than just how the next "cover boy" needs to improve to quit fumbling or run the correct route] they'd actually talk more about the intricacies and subtleties and tribulations of the lines.

How many times have we suddenly by surprise heard that "X" has been playing for several games with an "Z" injury? Pathetically, the "fans" typically say a momentary "oh gee" about the news, and promptly go back to hatred or worship of their favorite cover boy. And.... how many times have we never heard at all?

As a brother of THREE D1 college linemen, I find this insufficient recognition of the big fellas appalling and this drives my constant hyping of our needs in these areas over these last three+ years that I've been posting here. And my irritating whining about this seems to have had a little effect, as more "nice things" are now being said about our linemen [by far] than when I began reading. For the irritation, I apologize. For the heightened awareness, I do not.

The remaining unsolvable is the profound ignorance of most fans about the play-by-play significance of what each lineman did on that play to allow the team to function or flop. Many times the big boys were the heroes, and sometimes not so much. When they have their breakdowns, often the cover boy will get undeserved blame. We're not very good at recognizing this. If we actually cared, we'd have grade-out analyses for each lineman after each game, not just who carried what for what yards or who caught what balls.

Luckylucci
10-25-2013, 11:25 AM
Per Sampson, projected recovery is 6 to 8 weeks. Prognosis for a full recovery is "very, very good" He has been playing through a lot of pain all season and it was just a matter of time before this needed to be done. They removed 4 centimeters of a disc that was pressing on a nerve.

ulukinatme
01-16-2014, 04:58 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Collinsworth, Lombard, Moore, Utupo back for 5th years at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotreDame&amp;src=hash">#NotreDame</a>, sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/espn">@espn</a> <a href="http://t.co/UIdh9TDj7x">http://t.co/UIdh9TDj7x</a> 1st reported by <a href="https://twitter.com/NDatRivals">@NDatRivals</a></p>&mdash; Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) <a href="https://twitter.com/Matt_Fortuna/statuses/423931796271529984">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Sherm Sticky
01-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Exactly what I expected. would have liked Welch to stay around.

WestCoast
03-04-2014, 02:20 PM
free rivals story: IrishIllustrated.com - Lombard's time to lead arrives (http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1616152)

ResLife Hero
07-19-2014, 05:10 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Irish A-to-Z: Christian*Lombard <a href="http://t.co/pDppQ4svYe">http://t.co/pDppQ4svYe</a></p>&mdash; Keith Arnold (@KeithArnold) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithArnold/statuses/490602330929127424">July 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Ignats
11-09-2014, 03:01 AM
Done with this guy. Bring in Mcglinchey, can't be worse than him today.

Irish2155
11-09-2014, 04:42 AM
He wasn't very good tonight, at all.

tko
11-09-2014, 06:51 AM
Bring in fkn Hanratty somewhere, Jesus.

dublinirish
11-09-2014, 07:17 AM
kid just can't move his feet. Speed rushers are killing him and Elmer is probably no better unfortunately

tko
11-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Admiral dbag, thanks for the negative reps. Conor Hanratty should be in the game. Let me guess, you don't like my use of the word "jesus?"

IrishLax
12-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Career ending back injury :( Another "what could've been" had injuries not plagued Mr. Lombard his entire career.

McGlinchey set to start bowl game in his place.

TheChosen1
12-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Career ending back injury :(

Sucks. Posted in the game thread as well. Feel bad for the kid. ND degree-always a good plan B.

dublinirish
12-20-2014, 12:49 PM
BK didn't confirm the career ending injury rumour today

Sherm Sticky
12-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Career ending back injury :( Another "what could've been" had injuries not plagued Mr. Lombard his entire career.

McGlinchey set to start bowl game in his place.


Career ending? That blows, he would have been given a shot in the nfl.


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Nick Setta
12-20-2014, 02:00 PM
He commited in 08 and really gave his body and his heart out on the field nothing but respect for Lombard and get well soon!

IrishLax
12-20-2014, 02:24 PM
BK didn't confirm the career ending injury rumour today

It's that after he gets surgery he'll no longer be able to play football. Bulged discs are usually treated by removing part of the disc, which in turn can in some cases limit what you're physically cleared to do.

I doubt he's already had surgery or would have the surgery before the bowl game, right?

irishfan
12-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Too bad. Was a solid 3-year starter for us. Not too shabby.

BGIF
12-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Report: Notre Dame OT Christian Lombard's career is over - CBSSports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24904542/report-notre-dame-ot-christian-lombards-career-is-over)

By Tom Fornelli 2:11 pm

The career of Notre Dame offensive tackle Christian Lombard is reportedly over.

According to a report from IrishIllustrated.com Lombard has a bulging disc in his back that will not only keep him out of Notre Dame's appearance in the Music City Bowl, but end his career as well.

Lombard missed six games for the Irish last season due to a back injury, and the injury had been nagging him for most of the regular season. He was a three-year starter on Notre Dame's offensive line, playing right tackle in 2012, moving to right guard in 2013 and returning to right tackle this season. The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder had been projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this spring's NFL Draft.

Sophomore tackle Mike McGlinchey will likely replace Lombard in the starting lineup against LSU.

Grahambo
12-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Wish him well but he never seemed right. As I've said all season, people were quick to dump on Elmer but to me, it appeared Lombard was the weak link. Wish they gave McGlinchey more reps this season.

dwshade
12-20-2014, 05:34 PM
It's that after he gets surgery he'll no longer be able to play football. Bulged discs are usually treated by removing part of the disc, which in turn can in some cases limit what you're physically cleared to do.

I doubt he's already had surgery or would have the surgery before the bowl game, right?

Since he's giving up football he'll use physical therapy to try and rehab his back and hopefully not need surgery for the time being.

Booslum31
12-20-2014, 05:53 PM
He commited in 08 and really gave his body and his heart out on the field nothing but respect for Lombard and get well soon!

This! Good luck Christian!

Cackalacky
12-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Good luck Christian.

Redbar
12-20-2014, 06:03 PM
So sorry to hear this, thank you and good luck wherever life takes you, Christian!

Luckylucci
12-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Wish him well but he never seemed right. As I've said all season, people were quick to dump on Elmer but to me, it appeared Lombard was the weak link. Wish they gave McGlinchey more reps this season.

Without going back and watching tape it'll be hard to go into specifics so you very well may be right on who was the weak link. With that said Elmer was still bad, maybe Lombard was worse but Elmer was not good. IMO, if healthy our best right side would've been Lombard at RG and McGlinchey at RT.

BGIF
12-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Wish him well but he never seemed right. As I've said all season, people were quick to dump on Elmer but to me, it appeared Lombard was the weak link. Wish they gave McGlinchey more reps this season.

From the game day threads and post game moans Elmer took a lot of "overrated" hits but Lombard took more as the veteran that wasn't getting it done. There were frequent comments about Lombard getting pushed into the backfield and the lack of a running game up the middle.

I looked up his Career PT. Sat out as a FR. Played in all 13 games as a soph backup. Started all 13 games in '12 as a Jr. last season he was a starter in the first 7 games but missed the last games due to injury. In '14 he started all games EXCEPT Purdue where he didn't play at all. apparently this has been a lingering problem and he's been playing in pain for some time.

Grahambo
12-20-2014, 06:38 PM
From the game day threads and post game moans Elmer took a lot of "overrated" hits but Lombard took more as the veteran that wasn't getting it done. There were frequent comments about Lombard getting pushed into the backfield and the lack of a running game up the middle.

I looked up his Career PT. Sat out as a FR. Played in all 13 games as a soph backup. Started all 13 games in '12 as a Jr. last season he was a starter in the first 7 games but missed the last games due to injury. In '14 he started all games EXCEPT Purdue where he didn't play at all. apparently this has been a lingering problem and he's been playing in pain for some time.

I usually stay away from the game day threads and can really only remember people moaning about Elmer more often then they did Lombard.

Gladly eat my words though.

Just as I did last season with Max Redfield, I kept calling for McGlinchey to get a lot more reps.

Irish#1
12-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Wish him well but he never seemed right. As I've said all season, people were quick to dump on Elmer but to me, it appeared Lombard was the weak link. Wish they gave McGlinchey more reps this season.

Pretty apparent his back was preventing him from performing at a higher level.

Grahambo
12-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Pretty apparent his back was preventing him from performing at a higher level.

Oh yeah. Most definitely.

I said so throughout the entire season as well. Injuries were just too much for him to overcome and to me it was apparent.