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SoCalDomer
03-02-2009, 11:30 AM
Cornerback
Apopka, FL; Apopka HS

Height: 5-11
Weight: 176
Forty: 4.58
Vertical: 32
Shuttle: 4.3
Bench: 205
Squat: 405
GPA: 3.1
Test: 860 (retake June)

Ratings and Rankings
Rivals: :s::s::s:; Cornerback (40); Rating 5.7
Scout: :s::s::s:; Cornerback (38)
ESPN: :s::s::s:; Cornerback (27); Grade 78

Statistics
Junior: 35 Tackles; 5 Interceptions; 4 Forced Fumbles; 3 Fumble Recoveries; 1 Blocked Kicked

Offers
Notre Dame (OV 10/7)
Michigan
Stanford
Virginia
Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
Louisville
North Carolina St
South Carolina
Mississippi
Duke

ND Recruiter: Corwin Brown

Decision: Notre Dame 6/26

Clausen2Kamara
03-02-2009, 09:27 PM
All right Socal...Way to start a thread about this kid! He is a real talent. It would be great to have him in the blue and gold!!

Junkhead
03-02-2009, 09:30 PM
Measurables are not very special. I know that's not everything.

Clausen2Kamara
03-02-2009, 09:47 PM
For sure, but I think he is one of the elite CB's in this class...He needs to be physical at the line...thats for sure/

fightinirish68
03-02-2009, 10:42 PM
im 5'10 220 and have a 27 inch vertical haha

Junkhead
03-02-2009, 10:54 PM
im 5'10 220 and have a 27 inch vertical haha

As a 6ft white boy, I had a 30+ inch vert back in the day (when I weighed around 190). And ran a 4.7, and I was not even close to in top shape. Now it's probably more like a 8 inch vertical and a 6 sec 40yd, but still..... I guess it's hard to tell with HS numbers, but for someone small, you still hope to see better numbers.....

NDinL.A.
04-20-2009, 02:23 PM
Before this weekend, he had Michigan as #1. Said he was blown away by his visit with Mich. But after his weekend at ND, he said ND has caught Michigan and they are tied for the lead. ND made a big impact on all 3 FL studs that came to visit. (Thank God the weather was nice!!!!)...

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
04-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Apparently, he asked his father if they could stay at ND an extra day.

IrishAddiction
04-20-2009, 05:02 PM
put the pads on, then speed is really measured. there are alot of guys that run 4.4s without pads that are caught by guys who run 4.7s, because running with extra weight is much different. really glad to see this kid liked his visit so much. we always have a shot when we can get them on campus.

Brown
04-21-2009, 01:36 AM
More often than not, the guy who can run a 4.4 is going to accelerate better than the guy who ran a 4.5 whether the pads are on or off.

The question isn't whether the 40 time is useful or not (more information is always better than less). I think the real question, though, is figuring out to what degree a .1 difference in 40 time relates to production on the field.

All prognosticators put weight on the below:

Productivity (stats)
Measurables (height/weight/40 time/bench reps/vertical/shuffle etc)
Film (football instincts, game speed, etc)

The measurables (as unpopular as they are with players, and even fans), they do offer important information about a player's raw athleticism.

jjsccer2
04-21-2009, 09:53 PM
if he can play he can play... Jerry Rice ran a 4.7

NDinL.A.
05-17-2009, 10:22 PM
From Steve Wiltfong:

"Lo Wood to decide next month. ND in good shape"

Irishlew
05-17-2009, 11:01 PM
From Steve Wiltfong:

i just went from 6 to midnight.

jason_h537
05-19-2009, 01:21 AM
Lo Wood doen to four schools. Notre Dame, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Stanford. Expected to announce June. Keep your fingers crossed.

BGIF
05-19-2009, 07:23 AM
Lo Wood doen to four schools. Notre Dame, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Stanford. Expected to announce June. Keep your fingers crossed.


I think the inclusion of Stanford was a data entry screwup by someone at ESPN. I believe it should read GT and not SU.

The ESPN writeup lists the four you have above but then in the next sentence they list offers from other schools and start off with SU so SU appears twice and while GT was omitted.

In his blog on ISD, Wiltfong notes, "... if it's not the Irish, Michigan would be the next guess, ..." Then he notes the family likes GT and Ole Miss.

Wiltfong also points out in the blog that while his article reads a June verbal he think in will be in the next few weeks, before the end of this month.

NDinL.A.
06-08-2009, 02:31 PM
He's set to make his announcement on June 26th. Most reports have it between us and Bitchagain (Mich). He will be an early enrollee. Could this be number 6?

The Polish Irishman
06-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Yes, it could. I would be very surprised if we don't have 2 commits at the end of the month with all the visitors. My gut sayz Wood is Irish, why would anyone go to Michigan.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
06-08-2009, 03:08 PM
If he commits, he will be commitment #6 because WR Bennett Jackson committed to the Irish today.

jason_h537
06-08-2009, 03:46 PM
So much for him visiting, but plans to make an announcement atthe end of the month.

Wood Sets Decision Date - (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=512&category_id=7&Itemid=83)

NDinL.A.
06-08-2009, 04:55 PM
If he commits, he will be commitment #6 because WR Bennett Jackson committed to the Irish today.

Oooooppps. Yeah, I knew that (although Jackson committed yesterday, not today); We were waiting so damn long for some commits that I forgot the #. Yes, the question should read, will he be #6?

Thanks GITT...

BGIF
06-22-2009, 04:28 AM
[/URL]

6/16 Apopka's Lo Wood will choose between Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia Tech on June 26
Chris Hays Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer

[URL]http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/recruiting/orl-var-lo-woods-final-three-06122009,0,5396978.story (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/recruiting/orl-var-lo-woods-final-three-06122009,0,5396978.story)

Apopka cornerback Lo Wood's father -- Lo Wood Sr. -- told the Sentinel on Tuesday night (June 16) that his son will make his college football commitment on June 26, and he won't know who it will be until his son tells him the night before.

At that time, Lo Jr. and Lo Sr. fly to the city of the school of the younger Woods' choice, and they make the announcement on campus.

The Apopka cornerback, rated No. 32 in the nation at his position by Rivals.com, is spending the summer with his mother in New Orleans. When he returns home June 25, that's when he will spring the news to his father.

"I'm fine with whatever school he chooses. They are all great schools. It makes no difference. He'll come back and let me know and that's when we'll book a flight and head out."

BGIF
06-22-2009, 04:34 AM
I didn't think a recruit could announce on a college's campus. I thought I had read that Clausen wanted to announce at the Blue and Gold Game inside the Stadium. But the NCAA does not allow that so Clausen had to find someplace off ND's campus to announce which brought him to the College Hall of Fame.

ND FANATIC
06-22-2009, 08:14 AM
I didn't think a recruit could announce on a college's campus. I thought I had read that Clausen wanted to announce at the Blue and Gold Game inside the Stadium. But the NCAA does not allow that so Clausen had to find someplace off ND's campus to announce which brought him to the College Hall of Fame.

That is correct, but maybe he wants to be on campus to tell the head coach.

IrishInFl
06-22-2009, 11:22 AM
When he returns home June 25, that's when he will spring the news to his father.

Ok, so this is what Mike meant when he said Lo Wood will make his decission on the 25th.

BGIF
06-22-2009, 03:33 PM
... maybe he wants to be on campus to tell the head coach.

Had not though of that. Thank you.

A tad expensive in this age of cells, emails, and tweets but it's more impressive than a Thank You note. I expect someone who went to that effort would honor their commitment and such action would simultaneously send a message to other coaches, "This is my final answer".

IHateMarkMay
06-22-2009, 07:02 PM
Anybody think it is entirely possible that he said his plans to come to ND changed because he didn't want to give his choice away before he announced it? If he still had plans to come to ND the 26th then it would be obvious it was the irish to everybody weeks ahead of when he wanted to announce it.

NDinL.A.
06-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Anybody think it is entirely possible that he said his plans to come to ND changed because he didn't want to give his choice away before he announced it? If he still had plans to come to ND the 26th then it would be obvious it was the irish to everybody weeks ahead of when he wanted to announce it.

IHMM, from all the ND insiders I read, I'd be completely shocked if he gave any other answer than ND. Michigan definitely has a chance here, but ND has a GREAT shot. I'm not very confident about many recruits because I am a pessimist by nature (makes it that more exciting when the positive stuff happens LOL), but I feel really good about getting commits very soon from Wood, Hendrix, and soon after that Lueders, who is coming with his pops this week. With those recruits in town, plus LB Kendall Moore and all the campers, these next 2 weeks are HUGE for ND recruiting.

EDIT: Kendall Moore, not Boone, as I originally (and idiotically) wrote...

IHateMarkMay
06-22-2009, 08:53 PM
I am not arguing that he won't choose ND. I think he will in the end. What I am saying is that he probably planned the trip to South Bend for that day, then told a recruiting server that he was going to announce on that day. That gives it to the irish right there. There would be surprise for his decision. Therefore, he probably said he couldn't make the trip to ND for that day so when he shows up and announces his intentions, it is more of a surprise. Most recruits don't like to give it away on where they are going, then like to make people wait.

NDinL.A.
06-22-2009, 09:29 PM
NOt arguing with you at all, and your point makes sense, and I hope you're right!

ALSO: David Amerson is coming up to ND on the 26th with his mom. This week is HUUUUUUUUGE!...

IHateMarkMay
06-22-2009, 09:44 PM
Yeah it is, Hendrix, Lueders on the 23rd and then Amerson, Moore, Shembo, and Priester on the 26th. Hopefully by the end of the week we will all be drinking merrily!

Irishlew
06-22-2009, 10:51 PM
C-Mart still trying to make it?

IrishInFl
06-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Yeah it is, Hendrix, Lueders on the 23rd and then Amerson, Moore, Shembo, and Priester on the 26th. Hopefully by the end of the week we will all be drinking merrily!

Yeah, I'll be drinking regardless if we get these guys or not. Hopefully it will be a celebration!

jason_h537
06-22-2009, 11:40 PM
C-Mart still trying to make it?

Not sure, money was an issue

NDinL.A.
06-23-2009, 12:43 AM
Yeah, he's not coming b/c of finances...

BGIF
06-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Anybody think it is entirely possible that he said his plans to come to ND changed because he didn't want to give his choice away before he announced it? If he still had plans to come to ND the 26th then it would be obvious it was the irish to everybody weeks ahead of when he wanted to announce it.

yes

SoCalDomer
06-26-2009, 12:48 PM
bump. someone is on campus.

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 01:07 PM
bump. someone is on campus.

Yup, it's just just a matter of time. ISD has basically been saying it (w/out actually coming out and spoiling it for the kid) for over a week, and it was just a matter of where the presser was going to be.

Number 8 is just around the corner!!!

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:08 PM
bump. someone is on campus.

i'm sure alot of someones are on campus. Is it really that hard to say Wood is on campus?

SoCalDomer
06-26-2009, 01:13 PM
i'm sure alot of someones are on campus. Is it really that hard to say Wood is on campus?

i haven't posted in a while, and posts like this remind me why. next time i will just keep it to myself. i'm done with this site. how's that for clarity?

The Polish Irishman
06-26-2009, 01:19 PM
Apparently he is eating lunch with the players....salisbury steak w/ mac & cheese...we consider a mac & cheese a vegtable in the south

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:24 PM
i haven't posted in a while, and posts like this remind me why. next time i will just keep it to myself. i'm done with this site. how's that for clarity?

lol...with fantastic non info you'll be missed.

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:26 PM
Lo Wood has been committed for weeks according to Flavarsity

ndgwillia1
06-26-2009, 01:28 PM
lol...with fantastic non info you'll be missed.

Actually...It is really good info...considering Wood is announcing today and he said he would be visiting the school that he will be attending.

IrishInFl
06-26-2009, 01:29 PM
Guess who already knows who he committed to on this site! Here's a hint: he will be making scouting reports for flavarsity.com in September!

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:36 PM
Actually...It is really good info...considering Wood is announcing today and he said he would be visiting the school that he will be attending.

so how hard is it to say WOOD?

i was hoping when ND=NC tucked his tail and ran that this kind of crap would stop. If you have info spill it, if not stop wasting people's time with stupid hints.

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:36 PM
Guess who already knows who he committed to on this site! Here's a hint: he will be making scouting reports for flavarsity.com in September!

hmmmmm....you?

IrishInFl
06-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Yeah, Mike was hinting at it about two weeks ago (last time I saw him). So it is most likely us. He said that he was strongly favoring ND at the time, so I assume he is ours.

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 01:54 PM
Yeah, Mike was hinting at it about two weeks ago (last time I saw him). So it is most likely us. He said that he was strongly favoring ND at the time, so I assume he is ours.

yup it's a done deal...just waiting on Lo to go public.

Welcome to ND Mr. Wood.

CroatianSensation
06-26-2009, 02:02 PM
Nice.

Its been a great week.

Irishlew
06-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Nice.

Its been a great week.

and the excitement may just be beginning...big weekend for ND

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 02:06 PM
lol...with fantastic non info you'll be missed.

Easy Lew. I can see what you're saying, but Socal's 5000 posts deep, and before he took his sabbatical he was money on this site for recruiting news, plus other ND football stuff. It's too bad he's been gone, bc there's no real mods policing stuff anymore. Perhaps a poor choice of words (he wasn't posting when ND=NC copied what he read from tharinger.com and stated it as fact...very embarrassing for this site might I add), but that's all. Socal's good people...

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 02:08 PM
Nice.

Its been a great week.

That's right, #8 baby! Not sure if there are any more commits looming from this weekend's visits, but it's still a huge weekend in the sense that we need to impress some high-profile recruits, plus we might add a couple new offers in there as well...

Polish Leppy 22
06-26-2009, 02:16 PM
It has been a great week, especially with Martin getting his head on straight (thank you, Mom), hendrix, lueders, looks like Wood is on board, and the weekend is just beginning

IrishInFl
06-26-2009, 02:27 PM
I'm going to try to get Mike to let me cover the game between Lo Wood's team and Christian Jones team. I'll get to see our own guy in action vs. an FSU recruit. Sounds fun!

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Just got a text from my in-laws at the Wood announcement: It's official...#8!!!

Welcome to ND Lo!!!!!

03euroSVT
06-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Amen, Welcome to Notre Dame. Glad to hear some good news!!!!

The Polish Irishman
06-26-2009, 07:32 PM
We got wood...again....SWEET!.....Our recruiting got some Viagra this week

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 08:58 PM
One more thing: He's going to be an EE, which is great to hear. And his father sounds like a guy who's been through a lot in his life, and made sure he manned up and did everything in his power to make sure Lo succeeded in ways that he himself didn't. And according to my in-laws Lo is tall for a corner, and his dad is a big boy as well. Check out this article:

Wood Is Sure; Makes The Call For ND - (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=583&category_id=7&Itemid=83)

NDinL.A.
06-26-2009, 09:59 PM
OK, ONE more thing I swear. Check out this Rivals video at his press conference; he's being interviewed by Mike Frank and Steve Wiltfong. According to Mike Frank, Lo was just going to tell ND, but his dad planned a little surprise for him at a SB restaurant. And Lo was surprised about it. His dad wanted something small, but something deserving of such a moment. They did it the right way if you ask me. No switching of hats B.S. eiter; he just took his sweater off to reveal an ND shirt and put on his hat. His dad sounds like a real class guy, and I'm really happy for him...

BillyIrish
06-26-2009, 11:21 PM
can i get a BOOO YAAAA?!!!!!

jason_h537
06-26-2009, 11:42 PM
Lo Wood always upto no good. Welcome to Notre Dame

The Polish Irishman
06-26-2009, 11:42 PM
If you get a chance, watch the Rivals.com video about his announcement. Great Kid, with vision of the future. Great to have him. Props to his dad as well. There is a reason he was the 1st CB offered.

oh yeah, BOOOOOOOOOO YAAAAAAAAA!

BostonND
06-26-2009, 11:56 PM
SoCal stated a fact (Lo Wood was on campus) that directly led to another fact (that he was committing, since he SAID HE WAS FLYING TO THE SCHOOL HE WAS COMMITTING TO). I don't really blame him for getting mad.

IrishAddiction
06-27-2009, 02:51 PM
Welcome to the Notre Dame family Lo Wood!

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
06-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Welcome Lo Wood! Go Irish!

BGIF
06-28-2009, 01:05 PM
OrlandoSentinel.com
Buddy Collings Sentinel Staff Writer
June 26, 2009

Mostly a rehash of info here. One bit I didn't recall reading before:

He is ranked No. 45 on Bill Buchalter's list of top 100 state prospects


Apopka cornerback Lo Wood makes Notre Dame his college choice -- OrlandoSentinel.com (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/orl-var-lo-wood-dp-notredame-06262009,0,6769843,print.story)

Jason Pham
07-04-2009, 02:04 AM
Profile updated.

The hawaiianassassin
09-01-2009, 08:10 PM
all i know is the kids good in the opener this year he had three passes thrown his way and geuss what all three were picks now thats talent

texas fighting irish
09-11-2009, 03:57 PM
cant wait to see him play for the irish.

The Polish Irishman
09-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Had the special teams Trifecta: Blocked punt, blocked FG, and Recovered an onside kick.

Kid is a playmaker. Gotta Luv the Florida Connection

The Polish Irishman
10-26-2009, 10:42 AM
According to ISD:

Lo Wood had his 7th block of a kick this season.

Mount Cody must have taken notice of this kid's skill

BCSorBust
10-26-2009, 11:14 AM
According to ISD:

Lo Wood had his 7th block of a kick this season.

Mount Cody must have taken notice of this kid's skill

How do you block 7 kicks? That is ridiculous! Him blocking 1 a year at ND would be better than what we have done already.

NDinL.A.
11-15-2009, 02:05 PM
He told ISD that he will still enroll early, regardless of whether CW is here or not. He still wants the staff to stay intact, but he's coming regardless...

The Polish Irishman
12-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Per ISD:

Hand delivered acceptance letter today and will start classes on Jan 12.

Maybe my favorite recruit because he just mades plays.

irishfan
12-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Maybe my favorite recruit because he just mades plays.

I think his name is what puts him over the edge as my favorite recruit for me.

BGIF
01-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Per Irish Illustrated

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TerryTate
06-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Real good story on ISD about Lo Wood

Notre Dame Football - Fatherly Love (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/football/2676-fatherly-love)

Really happy to have him.

DirtySecret
06-18-2010, 04:54 PM
He became this real good kid, Wood Sr. said. He always says, Daddy, if you never would have gotten me, I dont think I would have ended up at Notre Dame, He says that. With the things that we went through and the things that we did Im just so proud to see him becoming a successful man.

:verysad:

Touching!!

vinnymac2402
11-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Way to get your first pick and take it to the house

Rizzophil
11-13-2011, 10:20 AM
I'm happy for him. Hopefully we continue to build his confidence because he will be our number one corner next year, opening day. (Probably)

Irishpinoy
11-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Glad to see him gets his 1st INT. There'll be more next year!

BeauBenken
11-13-2011, 12:58 PM
He has to work on not turning out of his back pedal too early.

Glad to see him make a big play when the ball came his way though.

Irish Man3
11-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Lo Wood will get a lot of attention from the coaches in the off-season. He will be a bigger part of the defensive scheme next year without a doubt. We're gonna miss Blanton next year.

I don't think Wood starts next year. I think Tee starts at field corner and Jalen starts at boundary corner. Just an outside guess, and maybe a wish.

Atkinson
Jackson
Darby
Sheppard
Wood
Hardy
Brown

Lots of competition next year will certainly help.

ryno 24
11-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Hardy probably is going to be a safety

jason_h537
11-13-2011, 08:22 PM
Hardy is a safety and based on the current depth chart, the starters will be Wood and Jackson with Atkinson the next man in We will se how it plays out

anarin
01-04-2012, 10:03 AM
So I came across a thread that had a mention of Lo Wood transferring. The person mentioned that mods on Irish Illustrated believe this is a done deal and there may be others.

Rumor for now and it may just be absolute garbage, but I figured I would post. Because as you know, where there is smoke.

Sweetness34
01-04-2012, 10:06 AM
So I came across a thread that had a mention of Lo Wood transferring. The person mentioned that mods on Irish Illustrated believe this is a done deal and there may be others.

Rumor for now and it may just be absolute garbage, but I figured I would post. Because as you know, where there is smoke.

If it's true that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, the guys that would transfer would be guys who aren't getting any PT anyway. That would open up schollies for other great players.

Sherm Sticky
01-04-2012, 10:08 AM
So I came across a thread that had a mention of Lo Wood transferring. The person mentioned that mods on Irish Illustrated believe this is a done deal and there may be others.

Rumor for now and it may just be absolute garbage, but I figured I would post. Because as you know, where there is smoke.
That makes perfect sense. I didn't see Lo play in the Champ sports bowl, the 3rd corner in was Jackson and that's usually where Lo plays.

I wonder what soured Lo?

NDinL.A.
01-04-2012, 10:11 AM
That would suck for the young man because he is a really good kid who came to ND for the right reasons. His dad is also one of my favorite fathers I've read about because he put his entire life on the backburner to get his son out of the ghetto.

Having said that, I can see why he'd want to transfer. Bennett Jackson was on the field a TON in the bowl game, and I never saw Lo. We're not at practice, but it could be that Josh Atkinson and Josh Brown are outperforming in, plus we have some stud DBs coming in.

Like I said though, I hope he sticks b/c I like the kid...

PANDFAN
01-04-2012, 10:12 AM
If it's true that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, the guys that would transfer would be guys who aren't getting any PT anyway. That would open up schollies for other great players.

do u know who the others were that were mentioned?

Sherm Sticky
01-04-2012, 10:14 AM
That would suck for the young man because he is a really good kid who came to ND for the right reasons. His dad is also one of my favorite fathers I've read about because he put his entire life on the backburner to get his son out of the ghetto.

Like I said though, I hope he sticks b/c I like the kid...

I agree with you on this. His father is also the one who found and called the ambulance for Shembo's father.

Sweetness34
01-04-2012, 10:15 AM
do u know who the others were that were mentioned?

I was responding to another post that said the mods on II said there could be other transfers. I wish I knew, Sorry.

Whiskeyjack
01-04-2012, 10:20 AM
Lo's a great kid, but his chances of staying in the 2-deep with the talent we've got coming in are not good. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to transfer.

Grahambo
01-04-2012, 10:23 AM
Lo's a great kid, but his chances of staying in the 2-deep with the talent we've got coming in are not good. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to transfer.

Let us not forget about Chris Badger coming in as well. I know he plays safety but just another body back there.

IrishLax
01-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Per his dad, he's not transferring. We'll see if that changes.

PANDFAN
01-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Per his dad, he's not transferring. We'll see if that changes.

excellent! thanks

Sherm Sticky
01-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Per his dad, he's not transferring. We'll see if that changes.
I like that!

Te'o4Heisman
01-04-2012, 11:14 AM
So I came across a thread that had a mention of Lo Wood transferring. The person mentioned that mods on Irish Illustrated believe this is a done deal and there may be others.

Rumor for now and it may just be absolute garbage, but I figured I would post. Because as you know, where there is smoke.

Completely not true, and I wish ppl would stop using this expression so loosely. There was smoke the Cali kids were heading to SC. There was smoke Gunner was coming to ND. There was smoke Marshall was heading to Clemson late. There was smoke Treggs might be coming to ND. Also, since his dad has confirmed this to be untrue...more smoke with no fire. Hell the entire atmosphere filled with smoke that David Amerson was coming to ND. No fire, but that smoke cleared away just in time to see him lead the nation in INTs this year.

I'm actually glad Lo will be back. He's an awesome young man, and while he might not be the most talented DB on our roster next year, he is one of the few with experience, and is still very young with room to improve.

Sherm Sticky
01-04-2012, 11:18 AM
Completely not true, and I wish ppl would stop using this expression so loosely. There was smoke the Cali kids were heading to SC. There was smoke Gunner was coming to ND. There was smoke Marshall was heading to Clemson late. There was smoke Treggs might be coming to ND. Also, since his dad has confirmed this to be untrue...more smoke with no fire. Hell the entire atmosphere filled with smoke that David Amerson was coming to ND. No fire, but that smoke cleared away just in time to see him lead the nation in INTs this year.

I'm actually glad Lo will be back. He's an awesome young man, and while he might not be the most talented DB on our roster next year, he is one of the few with experience, and is still very young with room to improve.
Uggg You had to mention David Amerson, so close so so close.

dublinirish
01-04-2012, 04:33 PM
i hit him up on twitter and asked him and he said he wasnt transferring :P

anarin
01-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Completely not true, and I wish ppl would stop using this expression so loosely. There was smoke the Cali kids were heading to SC. There was smoke Gunner was coming to ND. There was smoke Marshall was heading to Clemson late. There was smoke Treggs might be coming to ND. Also, since his dad has confirmed this to be untrue...more smoke with no fire. Hell the entire atmosphere filled with smoke that David Amerson was coming to ND. No fire, but that smoke cleared away just in time to see him lead the nation in INTs this year.

I'm actually glad Lo will be back. He's an awesome young man, and while he might not be the most talented DB on our roster next year, he is one of the few with experience, and is still very young with room to improve.

Anytime I'm posting any sort of rumor I've come across I'll be sure not to use the smoke comment, wouldnt wanna ruffle any feathers ;)

I'm glad to see that it was what I said it was probably was, a garbage rumor.

Grahambo
08-08-2012, 01:49 PM
Irish Illustrated ‏@NDatRivals
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: "If you ask me after the first five days who has impressed the staff the most, it's Lo Wood."

NDPhilly
08-08-2012, 01:52 PM
I hope he's not trying to make us feel better.

yankeeND
08-08-2012, 01:52 PM
Irish Illustrated ‏@NDatRivals
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: "If you ask me after the first five days who has impressed the staff the most, it's Lo Wood."

Music to my ears!

anarin
08-08-2012, 01:53 PM
I really expected this to say " Lo Wood has packed his bags and headed back to Florida with what appears to be every other guy that Notre Dame has brought in from that state"


But yeah, I hope Lo has a great year. It'll be needed!

Sherm Sticky
08-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Irish Illustrated ‏@NDatRivals
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: "If you ask me after the first five days who has impressed the staff the most, it's Lo Wood."
Great news!

Redbar
08-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Write your story young man! I love it.

rtrn2glory
08-08-2012, 02:24 PM
second most experience outside of bennett...hopefully he get's it.

Sherm Sticky
08-08-2012, 02:28 PM
second most experience outside of bennett...hopefully he get's it.
More experienced than Bennett actually.

rtrn2glory
08-08-2012, 02:36 PM
thought bennett got more reps last year

Sherm Sticky
08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
thought bennett got more reps last year
Lo got reps as a freshman and has played corner his whole life.

rtrn2glory
08-08-2012, 02:45 PM
must be thinking about all the special teams plays that bennett has made the past two years

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-08-2012, 02:48 PM
I hope he's not trying to make us feel better.

I don't think Kelly gives a crap how we feel to be honest. If he says Lo is looking good, he's got to be looking good. Kelly isn't one for beating around the bush.

IrishLax
08-08-2012, 02:55 PM
Remember last year at this time when BK said Gary Gray was practicing like an All-American? Because I do!!!!! Not buying any CB hype until after the Michigan game.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Remember last year at this time when BK said Gary Gray was practicing like an All-American? Because I do!!!!! Not buying any CB hype until after the Michigan game.

I was just going to type the exact same thing.

Riddickulous
08-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Remember last year at this time when BK said Gary Gray was practicing like an All-American? Because I do!!!!! Not buying any CB hype until after the Michigan game.

Bingo.

Kanye West
08-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Remember last year at this time when BK said Gary Gray was practicing like an All-American? Because I do!!!!! Not buying any CB hype until after the Michigan game.

If he turned his head around he would be. Hopefully Lo is as good in the game as he is in practice.

PANDFAN
08-08-2012, 04:28 PM
Remember last year at this time when BK said Gary Gray was practicing like an All-American? Because I do!!!!! Not buying any CB hype until after the Michigan game.

man do i hate reality checks!!!! D@MN you LAX ;)

Who'saWildManNow
08-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Confident Wood Ready At Corner (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/football/football-articles/7441-confident-wood-ready-at-corner)

Free..

Irish Houstonian
08-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Irish Illustrated ‏@NDatRivals
#NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: "If you ask me after the first five days who has impressed the staff the most, it's Lo Wood."

I think this answer was specifically regarding the candidates for the open corner position opposite Jackson, not necessarily the most impressive of anyone on the team. (Which he could be too, but not necessarily, given the context of the question).

Emcee77
08-09-2012, 05:16 PM
I think this answer was specifically regarding the candidates for the open corner position opposite Jackson, not necessarily the most impressive of anyone on the team. (Which he could be too, but not necessarily, given the context of the question).

True. Reps. This quote has def been taken out of context. The effect of the full quote was something to the effect of "Atkinson is definitely contending for the job, McDaniel looks good, but Wood has really been impressive in camp so far."

ab2cmiller
08-15-2012, 11:12 AM
From Bill King's interview yesterday. Kelly was asked specifically about Bennett and Lo.

Kelly's response:

I think we left spring with some concerns. We felt really good about Bennett and we weren't sure about Lo. Lo had a great summer and has really been one of our biggest surprises. He's played physical, he's played smart and he's done all the things that we want that player to do at the wide field .... he's been a sure tackler.

I have no clue how Lo would do in man coverage, but evidently Kelly has like what he has seen in zone coverage, playing smart and physical and becoming a sure tackler.

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 07:54 PM
were fcked.

IrishTP
08-20-2012, 07:56 PM
Tore his achilles today. Out for the year.

clashmore_mike
08-20-2012, 07:56 PM
For ****'s sake

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 07:57 PM
http://boards.420chan.org/sport/src/1337149644278.gif

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 07:57 PM
OUCH! That hurts real bad!

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 07:59 PM
http://www.dotgif.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/entourage_07070.gif

koonja
08-20-2012, 07:59 PM
http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/14900000/The-Office-gifs-the-office-14948948-240-196.gif



Our thinnest, most untalented position just got worse. This is bad bad bad. Come on Atkinson! What's the word on Eliar Hardy? Is he doing anything??

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 07:59 PM
In the words of NDOM "This schools football program is cursed"

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 08:00 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/view6/2234490/ari-gold-o.gif

PANDFAN
08-20-2012, 08:00 PM
Not the f#cking news I was expecting coming in to this thread...man was really pulling.for.tje kid.rumors of transfering to getting.the starting position...sorry to hear young man

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:01 PM
Well Russell will have a huge role this season! Won't be surprised if he starts.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-20-2012, 08:02 PM
Just great.

**** **** damn **** **** **** **** **** **** god damn **** ****.

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 08:03 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/squats24/Gif%20funnies/129167586636177506.gif

ACamp1900
08-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Man this program just can't catch a flippin break for anything can it???

FightingIrishLover7
08-20-2012, 08:04 PM
I would say we're ****ed.

But that's an understatement.

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:05 PM
So sick to my stomach

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6kuxpGpMU1qkjx6b.gif

STLDomer
08-20-2012, 08:05 PM
Damn.

Can't believe Russell is gonna be our #3, maybe even 2 ( I'm assuming Josh Atkinson will start?).

Prayers to Lo and fam

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:05 PM
Man this program just can't catch a flippin break for anything can it???
Like NDOM says cursed

tommyIRISH23
08-20-2012, 08:08 PM
What the **** is going on here? Someone upstairs has it in for us. This is bullshit

Rhode Irish
08-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Seriously?

GreatGolson
08-20-2012, 08:11 PM
well thats a shot to the focking balls...

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Jalen Brown or Josh Atkinson will be guarding Lee or Woods or Stills. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/jimswanson/funny-gif-guy-jumps-out-window.gif

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:13 PM
I think Russell will step up. Lord I hope he does.

Cam back to corner now?

GreatGolson
08-20-2012, 08:14 PM
"Without Wood, the Riish could be forced to move Jamors Slaughter to CB or rely on Jalen Brown, KeiVarae Russell and Josh Atkinson" @NDatRivals


so how many potential players for this season have we lost since January? (counting decommits)

tadman95
08-20-2012, 08:14 PM
First prayers for Lo in a full and complete recovery.

Now, since this was our weak spot (it was) how much weaker can we get? Losing Lo hurts but it's a lesser impact than a 4 year starter right? We're going to be fine.

Remember, we got Golson, we're going to run'er up. :)

GBdomer
08-20-2012, 08:15 PM
"Without Wood, the Riish could be forced to move Jamors Slaughter to CB or rely on Jalen Brown, KeiVarae Russell and Josh Atkinson" @NDatRivals


so how many potential players for this season have we lost since January? (counting decommits)

Don't post them. I'll end up in tears. I'll just start with Yuri Wright, Ronald Darby and Tee Sheppard. ************************************************** *********************FCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKK

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Are you serious? ****, man.

greyhammer90
08-20-2012, 08:16 PM
http://mobmg.photobucket.com/albums/v248/walker66/Game-Over-Man-Game-Over.jpg?t=1299973167

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
08-20-2012, 08:18 PM
That really hurts. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

tadman95
08-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Jalen Brown or Josh Atkinson will be guarding Lee or Woods or Stills. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/jimswanson/funny-gif-guy-jumps-out-window.gif

We got this. We got Nix right? We put him out on press coverage. At the snap, he grabs Woods, sits on him, hard. Sure there may be a penalty or two, even three. After a while Woods isn't going to want any more of that. Who's the backup?

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:18 PM
I hope he can make it back from the injury. He deserves a happy ending.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 08:21 PM
We got this. We got Nix right? We put him out on press coverage. At the snap, he grabs Woods, sits on him, hard. Sure there may be a penalty or two, even three. After a while Woods isn't going to want any more of that. Who's the backup?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/wee-bey-gif.gif

Tadman for Notre Dame defensive coordinator!

peoriairish
08-20-2012, 08:22 PM
I hope he can make it back from the injury. He deserves a happy ending.

I know a place.

DomeLover3
08-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Damn it Damn it Damn it

Poor Lo.

Poor ND.

Poor team.

this BLOWS

Rhode Irish
08-20-2012, 08:23 PM
There is obviously no way to spin this as anything close to a good thing. It is a terrible thing, especially considering the reviews Lo was getting in camp.

But can we PLEASE just pause for one second and recognize that this doesn't end the season? Its a good thing the players on the team don't have the same attitude as we do here. This isn't a reason to give up. We aren't the first team to ever deal with an injury to a starter. In fact, it happens to just about every team every year. Somebody else gets the opportunity to step up now, just like Lo was positioned to do.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Jalen Brown or Josh Atkinson will be guarding Lee or Woods or Stills. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/jimswanson/funny-gif-guy-jumps-out-window.gif
Fk fčk fūćk shįt ht &scaron;hīt

It's gonna be a long year.

ndfi78
08-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Well damn, that was totally not what I was expecting when I opened this thread. Get better soon Lo, prayers for a quick recovery

TerryTate
08-20-2012, 08:28 PM
****.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Bright side: Lo will hopefully make a full recovery next year, Atkinson and Brown will get much needed experience, and we'll have in a whole class of corners. Next year cornerback could be our strength!

koonja
08-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Are either Jalen Brown or Eliar Hardy doing anything impressive in camp? Or are they underachieving. Both were legit recruits with speed, if I remember correctly. It'd be a bummer if Russel has already surpassed them.

IrishTP
08-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Eilar is at safety

koonja
08-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Eilar is at safety

Is he playing well enough to allow Slaughter to move? Or are him and Brown playing like a bunch of nephews.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 08:33 PM
Shumate is still a cornerback, right?

TerryTate
08-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Yes. His first time ever playing the position

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Shumate is still a cornerback, right?
I believe so.

IrishLion
08-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Farley/Hardy/McCarthy better be ready to play some safety. Even if Atkinson/Brown/Russell is the no.2 corner, Slaughter definitely will need to take some reps there. And this also means someone else definitely needs to be ready to play Slaughter's star spot, because he can't play safety, corner and star all at once. This injury hurts in more ways than one (or two).

But most importantly, get well Lo.

BobD
08-20-2012, 08:38 PM
Very bad news. Prayers for a speedy recovery for Lo.

STLDomer
08-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Is he playing well enough to allow Slaughter to move? Or are him and Brown playing like a bunch of nephews.

Farley took reps with the ones in Slaughters absence

Ironman8
08-20-2012, 08:40 PM
Can Tommy Rees play DB?

Grahambo
08-20-2012, 08:44 PM
https://7chan.org/gif/src/133162641960.gif

Ironman8
08-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Terrible for Lo, but Next Man In. Josh and Jalen have the ability, and they are going to have a trial by fire.

Who'saWildManNow
08-20-2012, 08:51 PM
http://i.imgur.com/e7doI.gif

NDPhilly
08-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Someone make a ND Cornerback hating God meme

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 08:56 PM
Irish Illustrated ‏@NDatRivals
Without a healthy Lo Wood, Notre Dame has two scholarship cornerbacks who were actually recruited to play cornerback. Two.

Oh God...

Who'saWildManNow
08-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Brown, Atkinson, Farley, Hardy.. get on it.

Let's hope we're out of the minefield.

rtrn2glory
08-20-2012, 08:59 PM
these injuries and defects are seriously getting *ucked up...good luck to Lo feel terrible for the guy

NDhoosier
08-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Shumate may end up being a 4 year starter... This is definitely not good news, but our CBs were a question mark anyway, so this doesnt really change my stance on the overall team. Still this one hurts, I was hoping Jackson and Wood would be SOLID CBs and make this defense scary good.

Grahambo
08-20-2012, 09:01 PM
And yet...no CB wants to come here?? I don't get it..look at the enormous amount's of PT you can be getting.

greyhammer90
08-20-2012, 09:01 PM
I'm glad we passed on Yuri... Just think of how those tweets would reflect on us! Thankfully we dodged that bullet.

ndcoltsfan2010
08-20-2012, 09:01 PM
This is terrible news. I was really looking forward to watching him this year. Hopefully one of our guys can step up in his absence.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 09:02 PM
I'm glad we passed on Yuri... Just think of how those tweets would reflect on us! Thankfully we dodged that bullet.

We can't have our players tweeting song lyrics!

NDinL.A.
08-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Are either Jalen Brown or Eliar Hardy doing anything impressive in camp? Or are they underachieving. Both were legit recruits with speed, if I remember correctly. It'd be a bummer if Russel has already surpassed them.

Jalen has been playing much better of late. Elair is coming off a major injury and just isn't there yet.

We better pray that Collinsworth comes back earlier than expected and plays saefty so Jamoris can move to corner against the last 4 teams we play (especially USC).

Either that or the light switch comes on for Josh or Jalen...

Redbar
08-20-2012, 09:05 PM
I'm really sorry for Lo, I know he was doing his best for himself and for the team, he was real close to that starting spot too, hopefully the other guys follow his example and step their game up in a hurry!

koonja
08-20-2012, 09:06 PM
So who's the projected 2nd? Jalen?

Redbar
08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Is this enough to move Neal over?

TheChosen1
08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Anyone else see Farley starting safety- Slaughter to cb. Farley got runs with the first team when Slaughter was limited.

Yes
08-20-2012, 09:08 PM
Of all the positions to lose a player, this was NOT the place to lose one. Thankfully our first game is against Navy who is pretty anti-pass. Hopefully we have some guys step up before we play teams like OU and USC.

And of course, I wish Lo a speedy recovery. Go Irish!

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Jalen has been playing much better of late. Elair is coming off a major injury and just isn't there yet.

We better pray that Collinsworth comes back earlier than expected and plays saefty so Jamoris can move to corner against the last 4 teams we play (especially USC).

Either that or the light switch comes on for Josh or Jalen...
Honestly don't count out Russell from seeing serious minutes this year.

I know you are going to retort that he is a true freshman.

I remember a true freshman from North Carolina leading the NCAA in interceptions. A one Dre Bly. Just saying.

Bogtrotter07
08-20-2012, 09:12 PM
METHA
May Lo be filled with loving kindness;
May Lo be healthy and strong;
May Lo be free of all dangers, internal or external.
May Lo be filled with the ease of well being.
May Lo be happy!

There is my fifth freshman, Russel, with Brown and Adkinson.

CarrollVermin
08-20-2012, 09:13 PM
Of all the positions to lose a player, this was NOT the place to lose one. Thankfully our first game is against Navy who is pretty anti-pass. Hopefully we have some guys step up before we play teams like OU and USC.

And of course, I wish Lo a speedy recovery. Go Irish!

Isn't Purdue pass happy as well? And certainly run support is going to be key against MSU...not to mention we all still have nightmares about what happened in the second half of the Michigan game last year at corner.

This is a HUGE blow...and puts that much more pressure on Diaco.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-20-2012, 09:16 PM
Honestly don't count out Russell from seeing serious minutes this year.

I know you are going to retort that he is a true freshman.

I remember a true freshman from North Carolina leading the NCAA in interceptions. A one Dre Bly. Just saying.

I am with you.

koonja
08-20-2012, 09:21 PM
I wish we could let GAIII play corner this year. He's too talented to sit at 3rd RB.

peoriairish
08-20-2012, 09:22 PM
As a funny aside, this was retweeted by II a few minutes ago. I laughed out loud...

John Walters ‏@jdubs88
At tonight's ND freshman mixer, there will be a "Fastest Backpedaler" contest. Don't question why, just enter to win...

koonja
08-20-2012, 09:22 PM
Bennett Okotcha, Ronald Darby, Tee Shepard, Yuri Wright. FML.

arahop
08-20-2012, 09:24 PM
It sure would be nice to have Standifer and TShep at this point. I will still blame it on the ND administration.

irishff1014
08-20-2012, 09:25 PM
This hurts bad!!!

IrishLax
08-20-2012, 09:26 PM
This news makes me sick. Had an achilles injury myself... only a partial tear... and was never close to 100% afterwards. No one should expect a "full recovery." Could honestly care less about the effect on ND, I just feel bad for Lo.

Who'saWildManNow
08-20-2012, 09:27 PM
Is this enough to move Neal over?

I honestly hope they don't.. kid is way too vital to the offense's future.

Irish Insanity
08-20-2012, 09:29 PM
sonofabitch

This just means our D line needs to ensure the opposing QBs feel enough pressure to force him to make quick decision/inacurate throws and allow our weak spot to be covered a bit

NYMIKE6
08-20-2012, 09:30 PM
Reported @ B&G this is so severe it could be career ending.

DomeLover3
08-20-2012, 09:30 PM
I really hope they don't move Neal because of this. I don't see them moving him either. I wouldn't want to take away from a strength to hide a weakness.

Plus isn't it a little late for Neal to switch over with the first game being so close?

scUM Hater
08-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Wish Gary Gray had another year of eligibility.

koonja
08-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Wish Gary Gray had another year of eligibility.

Nah, I'm alright lol.

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Wish Robert Blanton had another year of eligibility.

fyp

This means we need to take another cornerback this recruiting class.

Sherm Sticky
08-20-2012, 09:39 PM
This news makes me sick. Had an achilles injury myself... only a partial tear... and was never close to 100% afterwards. No one should expect a "full recovery." Could honestly care less about the effect on ND, I just feel bad for Lo.
Sucks. He worked so hard to get where he was.

irishff1014
08-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Reported @ B&G this is so severe it could be career ending.

This is terrible news.

TheChosen1
08-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Looking for some good news? Rudy is on nbcsports

Riddickulous
08-20-2012, 09:59 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

bigedefense
08-20-2012, 10:00 PM
Prayers that Lo will have a successful & speedy recovery. Injuries happen in football, and while I hate it, it's not because of the football side, but for this young man as a person. I am confident in the coaching staff & my only worry is for Lo. If this is his first time looking at surgery he will be scared I am sure. I don't care who it is, when you are getting put to sleep, it makes you nervous.

dublinirish
08-20-2012, 10:00 PM
Next Man In.. Leggggggooooo

tdbaum1
08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
First and foremost I hope Lo is able to fully recover from this and play for us again. I don't think this is the end of the world though. As a former player that got a chance as a freshman due to injury I do see the positives in this. It just means that a younger player has to step in and compete. Who knows...that player may (and probably will) end up having a great career at ND. Every player that is recruited at this level is able. Some more than other but every player is able. Plus...our front seven should apply enough pressure to ease the pressure on the back 4.

IrishMoore1
08-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Give Josh Atkinson a chance. He has the speed that Lo didn't. Worse comes to worse, we put Slaughter at CB and Farley at safety. Yes this hurts, but it doesn't necessarily make the situation a whole lot worse since the cb position was already a question mark. At the end of the day, a new guy was going to have to step up whether it was Lo or not. It won't be Lo anymore. Next man in.

Irishman77
08-20-2012, 11:16 PM
I understand the emotion, but seriously losing a borderline starter is not the end of the world. I am hoping this gives the opportunity for Atkinson to shine. I really think he will get the job done. Next man in...

GoldenIsThyFame
08-20-2012, 11:25 PM
I understand the emotion, but seriously losing a borderline starter is not the end of the world. I am hoping this gives the opportunity for Atkinson to shine. I really think he will get the job done. Next man in...

Josh was most recently on the third team.

STLDomer
08-20-2012, 11:27 PM
Lo wasnt a borderline starter, no one else was getting first team reps but him and BJax.

HereComeTheIrish
08-20-2012, 11:27 PM
Josh was most recently on the third team.

Well, something tells me that he'll be....
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Whiskeyjack
08-20-2012, 11:31 PM
Heart sick for Lo. Losing our most experienced CB is a crushing blow.

Only silver lining is that the players behind Lo fit Diaco's CB profile much better. Might end up being addition by subtraction-- similar to losing Rees in favor of Golson-- if one of them grows up in a hurry.

MrIrishCanadian1
08-20-2012, 11:36 PM
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IrishTP
08-20-2012, 11:44 PM
Lo was not a border line starter. I have heard from more than a few he was having a better summer/camp than Bennett.

IrishLion
08-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Lo was not a border line starter. I have heard from more than a few he was having a better summer/camp than Bennett.

Quit making us feel worse about this

amgarvey
08-21-2012, 12:14 AM
Sad for Lo most of all. Hopefully he'll recover fully, but either way he'll be graduating with a hell of a a degree. I wouldn't hate slaughter at cb and it sounds like Russell has been coming on strong. Hopefully Tuitt and Lewis-Moore will force the opposing qbs to get rid of the ball more quickly than last year.

irishog77
08-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Honestly don't count out Russell from seeing serious minutes this year.

I know you are going to retort that he is a true freshman.

I remember a true freshman from North Carolina leading the NCAA in interceptions. A one Dre Bly. Just saying.

Sorry to go all BGIF on ya, but Dre was a redshirt freshman when that happened.

:usa:

Fbolt
08-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Best wishes Lo-speedy recovery....

Ironman8
08-21-2012, 08:40 AM
Sorry to go all BGIF on ya, but Dre was a redshirt freshman when that happened.

:usa:

Jalen Brown is RS freshmen....So your saying there's a chance?

Polish Leppy 22
08-21-2012, 09:21 AM
So does the lack of secondary depth make Diaco more aggressive in calling blitzes or more conservative?

Best way to cover up a shaky secondary is a front 4 that can wreak havoc.

Top 4 NFL teams in sacks last year:
Philly: 50
Minnesota: 50
NY Giants: 48
Houston: 45

Grahambo
08-21-2012, 09:24 AM
Sorry guys for going all re-run on you but still, can't shake this thought:

http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/steve-carell-no.gif

I really was expecting a big year from Lo.

Grahambo
08-21-2012, 09:26 AM
So does the lack of secondary depth make Diaco more aggressive in calling blitzes or more conservative?

Best way to cover up a shaky secondary is a front 4 that can wreak havoc.

Top 4 NFL teams in sacks last year:
Philly: 50
Minnesota: 50
NY Giants: 48
Houston: 45

Can never have enough pass rushers. To mask a thin/weak secondary you need your front 7 to absolutely cause havoc. You need the defense to dictate to the offense what it will be doing.

Polish Leppy 22
08-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Can never have enough pass rushers. To mask a thin/weak secondary you need your front 7 to absolutely cause havoc. You need the defense to dictate to the offense what it will be doing.

That's why I brought up those 4 teams: none had pro bowl or outstanding secondaries, but their front 7 caused enough trouble on their own.

Will be very interesting to see what Diaco does with all this. Man as an Eagles fan, I miss Jim Johnson and his crazy blitz packages. RIP

irishpat183
08-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Unbelieveable. If there is one place that we didn't need something like this to happen at, it's in the secondary. Matt Barkley and Landry Jones are licking their chops.

Nevertheless, we have to move pieces. And young guys are gonna have to step up. Let's see how many of these "4 star" guys some of you were braging about during the recruiting process are gonna handle being thrown in there. I hope their as good as IE has made them out to be.

Time to step up.

GoldenIsThyFame
08-21-2012, 09:45 AM
Unbelieveable. If there is one place that we didn't need something like this to happen at, it's in the secondary. Matt Barkley and Landry Jones are licking their chops.

Nevertheless, we have to move pieces. And young guys are gonna have to step up. Let's see how many of these "4 star" guys some of you were braging about during the recruiting process are gonna handle being thrown in there. I hope their as good as IE has made them out to be.

Time to step up.

We don't have any 4 star cornerbacks on the roster...


The only positive is that we face Navy, Purdue, MSU (with a new QB), Denard and then a bye week in the first 5 weeks of the season. Not necessairly elite passing offenses to break the young ones in. Hopefully by then we will at least stand a chance of guarding OU and USC WRs. If not then we mine as well play a lot of Cover 3 and take the bend but don't break philosophy.

irishpat183
08-21-2012, 09:54 AM
We don't have any 4 star cornerbacks on the roster...


The only positive is that we face Navy, Purdue, MSU (with a new QB), Denard and then a bye week in the first 5 weeks of the season. Not necessairly elite passing offenses to break the young ones in. Hopefully by then we will at least stand a chance of guarding OU and USC WRs. If not then we mine as well play a lot of Cover 3 and take the bend but don't break philosophy.

Good God. Not that "4 star" equals stud...I was just using it as an example. But not 1?



Very true on your second point, however, that's just more time for those QB's and WR's to get ready for us. I like the zone strategy....But we're gonna give up a whole lotta yards in those games. Let's hope our offense can score with em by that point.

Bogtrotter07
08-21-2012, 09:57 AM
No, I think we are going to come up with a stud. It may be stud by committe, but we are going to get it there.

Chris P. Bacon
08-21-2012, 10:35 AM
IMO, this hurts at the depth of the position, it's not such a blow because we lost Wood, but just that we have one less corner. Yes Wood had so far been fending off Josh Atkinson at the #2 spot, but really, Wood hadn't proved himself on the field yet. He had that one interception return for a TD against Maryland, where their was a screen of some sort and Lo must have been playing MAN coverage and just happen to be in the right place as the QB through the ball directly to him. I hate to see players like Wood who looked to have been promising but to me it's just the next guy in. We knew this position was possibly going to be the weak point on defense, things haven't changed, the depth hurts but not the talent at that position, that stays the same; poor. I think whoever steps in is and will probably do about as much as Lo would have or better, who knows until we actually get on the field and play. You can assume all you want that the oppostion is going to throw all over us, but you never know until it happens.

sonofabitch

This just means our D line needs to ensure the opposing QBs feel enough pressure to force him to make quick decision/inacurate throws and allow our weak spot to be covered a bit




Just like stated above, our pressure on the QB this year can play an important role on settling in our DB's, I think our front 7 saves our DB's from any major hiccups. I don't see how Wood's injury is going to change the outcome of our season, run the ball and don't give up big plays on defense and we can easily win 9 games.

Go Irish

Veer option
08-21-2012, 10:53 AM
Damnit.

gkIrish
08-21-2012, 11:19 AM
this sucks bad

NDinFL
08-21-2012, 11:21 AM
****

PraetorianND
08-21-2012, 11:39 AM
Any chance Navy tries to throw on us more now?

Who'saWildManNow
08-21-2012, 11:54 AM
From the season previews their QB doesn't sound like a very good passer at all. I am sure they will still use their normal approach but take a few more shots down field. Let's hope they haven't figured out how to account for Jamoris in the STAR position.

Or too effective in the option..

We need to put this game away early and get some youth experience going..

BeauBenken
08-21-2012, 12:04 PM
Just saying, the Giants had some real depth problems in their secondary to start last season.

FLDomer
08-21-2012, 12:06 PM
Just saying, the Giants had some real depth problems in their secondary to start last season.

We cant pick up any free agents though....

gkIrish
08-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Just saying, the Giants had some real depth problems in their secondary to start last season.

They still had a top-10 corner in Corey Webster though. Who knows how good Bennett Jackson will be

Grahambo
08-21-2012, 12:31 PM
They still had a top-10 corner in Corey Webster though. Who knows how good Bennett Jackson will be

Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips are also borderline Pro Bowl players with Deon Grant being above average. Throw in Prince Amuk and Aaron Ross..not that bad.

irishpat183
08-21-2012, 12:42 PM
Anyone using the pros as a comparasion...just stop.

I see what you're trying to do, but as other posters said, you can grab a free agent....and there isn't as big of a gap between talent in the pro game as there is in the college game. Especially between upperclassmen and freshman.

And our schedule is brutal. Losing anyone that is a projected starter is gonna hurt. And while we may manhandle average to poor teams up front, it's gonna be a different story agains the good teams on our schedule. You're not gonna get 4 sacks against USC or OU (not with those vet QB's...especially OU who gets the ball out so quickly and wears your D out with the quick offense).

I think that's gonna be our weakness this year. Late in the game, uptempo offenses are gonna hurt us. You need a strong secondary to back up those big guys that are getting winded.

Ironman8
08-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Anyone using the pros as a comparasion...just stop.

I see what you're trying to do, but as other posters said, you can grab a free agent....and there isn't as big of a gap between talent in the pro game as there is in the college game. Especially between upperclassmen and freshman.

And our schedule is brutal. Losing anyone that is a projected starter is gonna hurt. And while we may manhandle average to poor teams up front, it's gonna be a different story agains the good teams on our schedule. You're not gonna get 4 sacks against USC or OU (not with those vet QB's...especially OU who gets the ball out so quickly and wears your D out with the quick offense).

I think that's gonna be our weakness this year. Late in the game, uptempo offenses are gonna hurt us. You need a strong secondary to back up those big guys that are getting winded.

Pat I hear what you're saying, but your contradicting yourself. Have you seen the projected O-line for Oklahoma vs. what they have there now? They are more decimated there than we are at DB. USC is getting hammered with injuries right now, so much so that they can't practice they way they'd like to (again).

I agree that a veteran QB could mitigate to a degree the losses at O-line, but not to the extent you are insinuating. It also negates their deeper routes, as they will (or should not) have the time to let them develop. That alone protects an inexperienced secondary greatly. Doesn't have to be sacks as long as the QB is forced to act before he wants to.

IrishLax
08-23-2012, 10:16 PM
Successful surgery, 6 month "full recovery" time table. I personally doubt he will ever get back to 100%... just my experience and I didn't even rupture it. Just partial tears.

rtrn2glory
08-23-2012, 10:29 PM
definitely is a scary injury that's gonna take a ton of sweat to rehab...good luck lo pulling for you big time!!!!!

Redbar
08-23-2012, 10:34 PM
Successful surgery, 6 month "full recovery" time table. I personally doubt he will ever get back to 100%... just my experience and I didn't even rupture it. Just partial tears.

Excellent news, now get ready for the biggest physical challenge of your life, our thoughts and prayers will be with you AND we'll see you in the spring!

Black Irish
08-23-2012, 10:47 PM
I'm surprised IE wasn't blowing up over this yesterday. It made me think the news about Wood's injury was bogus. Thoughts & prayers are with him and I hope for the best for his recovery.