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jason_h537
12-18-2009, 03:11 AM
Wide Receiver
Fort Thomas, Kentucky Highlands

Ht: 6-0
Wt: 178
40: 4.7
Shuttle: 4.25
Vertical: 31
GPA: 3.55

Rating:
Rivals: :s::s::s:; NR Safety; Rating 5.5
Scout: :s::s::s:; #98 Safety
ESPN: :s::s:; #118 Safety; Grade 74

Offers:
Notre Dame (Jan '10)
Cincinnatti
Harvard (OV)
Kentucky
Louisville
Middle Tennessee St
Stanford
Oregon
Vanderbilt

ND Recruiter: Kelly

Decision: 12/18/09 Notre Dame

jason_h537
12-18-2009, 03:12 AM
3 star Safety on Rivals.
Chris Collinsworth is his dad

I forgot to add that Kelly offered him in the thread title

irish4ever
12-18-2009, 07:14 AM
3 star Safety on Rivals.
Chris Collinsworth is his dad

I forgot to add that Kelly offered him in the thread title

Offered from a ND perspective, right? Or is it a "carry over" from when Kelly was @ Cincy?

BGIF
12-18-2009, 07:51 AM
Offered from a ND perspective, right? Or is it a "carry over" from when Kelly was @ Cincy?

He has an ND offer. Cincy's offers are Cincy's offers.

BGIF
12-18-2009, 08:32 AM
He doesn't appear to have taken any officials so far. He has made trips to Cincinnati and Kentucky.

Would be kind of bittersweet if he ends up at ND and his dad, who used to love to skewer ND football on TV, would be wearing ND gear and cheering for his ND son.

JefMaj
12-18-2009, 08:40 AM
I have to believe that his dad, if looking out for the best interest's of his son... has to be saying that he needs to take a hard look at ND...

NDinL.A.
12-18-2009, 08:48 AM
Many ND fans are up in arms over this offer, and I can see why, considering his ranking. But let's loot at this from BK's perspective. First, we just lost Parker. And we've lost out already on Amerson and Carrrington. That leaves Riley and Cooper on the board, and neither guy is considered a lock. So we're think at safety. Second, look at this quote from Kelly:

"I want our players to be tough gentlemen...I gotta lot of respect for analyst out there, relative to stars,and the recruiting and the tom lemmings and the rivals and the scouts, but I'm going to recruit guys that I believe that fit what we are going to do here at ND, I want guys who love to play the game. At the end of the day I want to be surrounded by guys who love to play football... we are going to miss on some guys, if they are just looking at ND as a stepping stone to the NFL, then we are going to miss on some guys..."

So BK might be looking at film on our current recruits and not seeing what HE looks for in a football player. And he might have looked at Collinsworth's film and saw something that the recruiting 'gurus' didn't see.

As much as I'd like to bitch about the way Kelly's recruiting is going after ONE week, I'm going to sit back and trust the guy who's been a winner everywhere he's been. And hopefully our trust will be rewarded...

Ben E.
12-18-2009, 09:36 AM
his dad is the nfl equivalent to mark may imo!

Big23Head
12-18-2009, 10:25 AM
After looking over his profile I am pretty happy with this. We need DB's, particularly safeties. The kid is intelligent (Harvard offer) and I like Oregon and Stanford offeres with their style of play. Seems like a good fit and he has room to grow physically too. And he is a US Army AA

WabashFalcon
12-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Hey... I like this offer. Kelly's being pro-active on the recruiting front and we offered a position of need. Plus, this may give us a little media BAMP that could, if ya think about it, help with the media poll.

IrishInFl
12-18-2009, 10:57 AM
After looking over his profile I am pretty happy with this. We need DB's, particularly safeties. The kid is intelligent (Harvard offer) and I like Oregon and Stanford offeres with their style of play. Seems like a good fit and he has room to grow physically too. And he is a US Army AA

I noticed that too. It seems that Kelly does respect the ND model of a successful student.

The Polish Irishman
12-18-2009, 11:00 AM
I have faith in Kelly.

Austin Collinsworth - Yahoo! Sports (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Austin-Collinsworth-90692)

Scout.com: Austin Collinsworth Profile (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=3528113)

Polish Leppy 22
12-18-2009, 11:01 AM
I don't know how all this is going to work out. It's very early. We have no idea what's ahead.

But imagine how sweet it would be to beat Michigan and USC with a bunch of 3 and 4 star guys

The Polish Irishman
12-18-2009, 11:03 AM
According to ISD:

Visited ND yesterday.

Also was the MVP of the State Title game

IrishInFl
12-18-2009, 11:06 AM
I just want to beat USC period. It's been far too long. BTW, is this Kelly's first offer as the ND HC? I kinda like Dyjaun Lewis. Great size, good speed.

tko
12-18-2009, 11:09 AM
I just want to beat USC period. It's been far too long. BTW, is this Kelly's first offer as the ND HC? I kinda like Dyjaun Lewis. Great size, good speed.

I also want to beat all those teams we're supposed to beat and hopefully with quality Kelly recruits that he can coach up we take care of biz week in and week out.

acerider8
12-18-2009, 11:29 AM
He looks like he'll be a bit of a project at 178 pounds and 4.7 speed (who knows who times these things), but the kid is intelligent, has good football bloodlines, and seems to be a winner. He'd be a great addition to this class.

Big23Head
12-18-2009, 01:05 PM
To help with perspective, Kyle McCarthy was a 2 star recruit 6-1", 190lbs. McCarthy's times are quicker but it shows where this kid could get to.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
12-18-2009, 04:34 PM
David Bruton was a 3* recruit, and Ndukwe was a 3* WR who I think has been our best safety over the last 5-8 years.

Plus , the others are right. We have to play it safe because we took a small class last year with one safety recruit, and we lose McCarthy, Brown, and Herring this year. Whether you consider them big losses or not, you have to replace them with someone, and this kid looks like a fine replacement.

OCIrish
12-18-2009, 05:16 PM
I don't know how all this is going to work out. It's very early. We have no idea what's ahead.

But imagine how sweet it would be to beat Michigan and USC with a bunch of 3 and 4 star guys

Sorry, but it's not going to happen, if this is BK's idea of recruiting then stick a fork in us, we're done. I mean, hell, I've still got 4 yrs. of NCAA eligibility left, where's my offer? This is it? Scraping the bottom of the barrel?

jason_h537
12-18-2009, 05:36 PM
I never heard of this kid until yesterday but safety is a position that can be taught. Zibby was a 4 star QB. With that said, he still has to try and reach Riley and Cooper, although Riley seems like a much longer shot than before. At least Badger is solid

IrishInFl
12-18-2009, 06:20 PM
There's a reason why we never heard of him, he sucks.

The state championship mvp sucks?

Big23Head
12-18-2009, 06:27 PM
Well get used to him, Austin is Irish!

Commit #18 (again)

http://twitter.com/ndatrivals

Scout is also now reporting this

Dacian_Irish
12-18-2009, 06:28 PM
There's a reason why we never heard of him, he sucks.

Your attitude sucks!

You have to trust BK. He has been doing this for like 20 years. He knows we are weak at this position so he is bringing guys in immediately. We can't afford to take the chance and only go with one safety this year.

In my opinion this is a great move. Plus you never know he may be a great player in a couple of years.

NDinL.A.
12-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Here's what ESPN says about him:

Collinsworth is a tall and physically impressive skilled athlete. He has good size in terms of height but needs to put on some overall strength and bulk. A long strider that doesn't have great lateral agility or shiftiness, but does kick it into gear and demonstrates excellent playing speed-- especially on a straight-line. Takes great pursuit angles to the football from the safety position; often makes tackles on the opposite side of the field when coming from the backside or crossfield. A real competitive football player that gives 100 percent every play and will lay out to make a tackle. Shows the talent to go up high to make a play on the deep ball and gets a quick break on the ball-- good ball skills. Excels as a punt return specialist; fields the ball with the courage in a crowd and heads upfield immediately. Collingsworth is a very intelligent football player that makes the most out of his football skills. He will get better and better at the next level as he physically matures. We are not sure he is the right fit to be matched-up in many man-to-man situations especially against speedy, quicker players, but we really like his football awareness.


Collinsworth was considering offers from Cincinnati, Oregon, Louisville, and Kentucky. He visited campus yesterday and committed to Coach Kelly quickly after.

"It's a great balance for me," Collinsworth told Pete Sampson at Irish Illustrated. "I was looking for that balance of academics, football, social life and people. I really found that at Notre Dame

This is the type of recruit that ND fans laud while other fans snicker. Let's be honest...we've been laughing at Michigan for getting 3 star recruits that fit what DickRod wants to do. This is a 3 star recruit that fits the type of mentality that Kelly wants.

This is also the type of recruit that works his tail off and makes the most out of every single ounce of talent God has given him, and lunch pail guy that will work and work and work and learn and learn and learn and by his redshirt junior year you never want to see him off the field. The type of kid you see in other schools where you're like 'damn, why didn't WE offer that kid?'

Now, you obviously can't build your class around these guys, but we're just going to have to trust Kelly on this one. Oregon liked him...

EDIT: Here's a youtube video of him. Check it out:

YouTube - Austin Collinsworth Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sGmjfGl_IU)

JefMaj
12-18-2009, 07:50 PM
He has the desire to get where his dad was... on Sundays... and he will have to do it through hard work and who knows.... BK needs to get guys he thinks he can mold and he feels will work their butts off... I'm in!!!! So I trust his judgment.

jmurphy75
12-18-2009, 07:52 PM
There's a reason why we never heard of him, he sucks.

That's a great response.....way to class it up and make a kid feel welcome. I hope he turns into another McCarthy and makes you eat your words. I really can't belive you'd post this crap on a recruits thread. Like it or not he'll be wearing an IRISH jersey show some respect.

DirtySecret
12-18-2009, 08:55 PM
That's a great response.....way to class it up and make a kid feel welcome. I hope he turns into another McCarthy and makes you eat your words. I really can't belive you'd post this crap on a recruits thread. Like it or not he'll be wearing an IRISH jersey show some respect.

Why would he eat his words? McCarthy wasn't that great, he blew coverage a couple times this year, one was on a wide open Uconn player running in for a TD. Secondly, we need playmakers not a guy who's ranking is 98. We already have a soild safety in Chris Badger who by the way is better ranked and also works his tail off, so we can take a chance to chase Riley. No matter how well you coach him up, he's going get burnt by faster wide outs.

NDinL.A.
12-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Why would he eat his words? McCarthy wasn't that great, he blew coverage a couple times this year, one was on a wide open Uconn player running in for a TD. Secondly, we need playmakers not a guy who's ranking is 98. We already have a soild safety in Chris Badger who by the way is better ranked and also works his tail off, so we can take a chance to chase Riley. No matter how well you coach him up, he's going get burnt by faster wide outs.

Who said anything about not recruiting Riley? Read the depth chart. It's been known that ND is going after 3 safeties. Landing Collinsworth has no effect on the recruitment of Riley...

JefMaj
12-18-2009, 09:04 PM
To date: I'll take BK's evalation of talent over any of yours....

Austin Collinsworth Steers Highland To Victory Against John Hardin (http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/sports/austin-collinsworth-steers-highland-to-victory-against-john-hardin_100285626.html)

OchoShayneO
12-18-2009, 09:07 PM
forget the stars. guys got the bloodlines and has a pretty decent offer list, oregon and stanford among others. you never know where these guys are going to be in 2-4 years.

NDinMemphis
12-18-2009, 09:32 PM
So apparently ND offered him as a receiver. Notre Dame Football - Collinsworth Commits (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/football/1567-collinsworth-commits)

irishtrain
12-18-2009, 10:01 PM
Funny how things work out, his Dad has shown great distain in the past but when it comes to educating your son at a great football program Notre Dame still stands alone. I just hope his Dad doesnt wear any ND gear while at the game but as far as the son is concerned if he comes I hope he excells for Notre Dame and himself. He's most likely a good kid and maybe his Dad will get off Notre Dame's back now. 'Welcome Austin Collingswoth with open arms'. Chris just sit there and watch the game. I have a long memory. I 'm hoping May doesnt have a football player son who wants to look at Notre Dame.

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-18-2009, 10:07 PM
I hope his dad doesn't come to any games. He'll probably be to busy washing Tom Brady's sack to come anyways.

Junkhead
12-18-2009, 10:30 PM
I can see him as a slot receiver (as stated on ISD).

IrishAddiction
12-18-2009, 11:04 PM
Welcome to the ND family Austin. Glad to have you.

SoJerseyIrish
12-19-2009, 12:08 AM
Give the kid a break, he plays in Kentucky.......he is not playing in a football hotbed, it is probably a feat in itself to get noticed where he plays........I'll take the kid at this point, BK has been on the job for a week......at least he got someone......

bert2834
12-19-2009, 01:11 AM
Welcome to the team Austin!!!!

jason_h537
12-19-2009, 01:21 AM
I can see him as a slot receiver (as stated on ISD).

i hope not. we already have Toma on the roster and Bennet Jackson and Tai-ler Jones are both considered slot recievers. We need athletes on defense

jason_h537
12-19-2009, 01:23 AM
Give the kid a break, he plays in Kentucky.

There was a Rivals article that talked about how players are rated. Chris Badger is a 3 star but if he were playing in California he would be a 4 star with the same skill set because of the competition so you could have something to this

Maddog77
12-19-2009, 01:23 AM
I watched his videos from ESPN and whatnot and he seems to have a nose for the football on the defensive side. He also doesn't seem to quit on plays.

IrishInFl
12-19-2009, 03:30 AM
There was a Rivals article that talked about how players are rated. Chris Badger is a 3 star but if he were playing in California he would be a 4 star with the same skill set because of the competition so you could have something to this

He is playing in the Army AA game though, right? He could potentially increase his ranking. Welcome to ND Austin!

Maddog77
12-19-2009, 03:56 AM
Also, I was reading somewhere the videos that are posted were supposedly only from his Sophomore year in highschool.

NDinL.A.
12-19-2009, 06:17 AM
Here's a free Rivals article. Nice read:

Rivals.com Football Recruiting - Collinsworth starts Kelly?s campaign (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1030534)

NeuteredDoomer
12-19-2009, 07:31 AM
Could be a smart choice of recruits. Reestablishes the ND-NFL/National TV/PR direct connection. Kinda like a replacement for the loss of Weis/Polian in a recruiting sense.

Not impressed with his speed, but in the video provided he seems to have a nose for the football while on defense, and a nose for the end zone when he has the ball. He seems to have football savy.

Liked the angles he took to make the tackles.

SoJerseyIrish
12-19-2009, 07:31 AM
I think I like it from purely the Chris Collinsworth angle......LOL....now that smug, pompous ass will have to sit in ND stadium with a ND sweatshirt or hat on.....HA HA......

devolg
12-19-2009, 08:21 AM
Odd..

Always took his Dad for ND hater

JefMaj
12-19-2009, 08:43 AM
MVP on the USA's 4th ranked team...

irish4ever
12-19-2009, 08:49 AM
Sorry, but it's not going to happen, if this is BK's idea of recruiting then stick a fork in us, we're done. I mean, hell, I've still got 4 yrs. of NCAA eligibility left, where's my offer? This is it? Scraping the bottom of the barrel?

And you so much more than BK and other CFB coaches do regarding recruits potential, huh? He's a 3* and they're scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh? You're clueless ... go follow a different team!

Polish Leppy 22
12-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Cris Collinsworth's son eh? BK's first verbal is a kid who I thought had a father who hated ND.

Who's next? Colin Cowherd's son? A little mark may running out of the tunnel in south bend?

NeuteredDoomer
12-19-2009, 09:35 AM
YouTube - Pretenders - Thin line between love and hate (Dortmund 1984) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlCO99BMM8)

IrishInFl
12-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Cris Collinsworth's son eh? BK's first verbal is a kid who I thought had a father who hated ND.

Who's next? Colin Cowherd's son? A little mark may running out of the tunnel in south bend?

Nope, Mark Mays kid.

JefMaj
12-19-2009, 10:39 AM
Don't know if MM has a kid.... but I could see a problem... like when an Islamic father kills a daughter who dishonors the family... MM would be in the headlines...

IHateMarkMay
12-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Cris Collinsworth's son eh? BK's first verbal is a kid who I thought had a father who hated ND.

Who's next? Colin Cowherd's son? A little mark may running out of the tunnel in south bend?

I think I might have just thrown up in my mouth a little bit...

DirtySecret
12-19-2009, 11:11 AM
And you so much more than BK and other CFB coaches do regarding recruits potential, huh? He's a 3* and they're scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh? You're clueless ... go follow a different team!

Here's a quote from a guy off another website.

Im glad we got someone from my home state of Kentucky.* However, Im not thrilled with this pick up.* Austin is a very smart kid and loves to play football, but he is truly not that good.* I have seen him play a few times.** His team beat my alma mater last year for state championship and I went to their championship game this year as well.* He had a good game but the talent he faces here is not good at all and even in the middle of all the sub par talent he still doesnt standout.** We*got a good student though.

Even a guy who has seen in person says against other sub par talent he doesn't stand out..

devolg
12-19-2009, 11:28 AM
Nope, Mark Mays kid.

Impossible when you've never even seen mommy parts.

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-19-2009, 12:18 PM
I trust Kelly over any of those guys. I hate Cris Collingsworth but I will have to support his son now.

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-19-2009, 12:20 PM
I think I like it from purely the Chris Collinsworth angle......LOL....now that smug, pompous ass will have to sit in ND stadium with a ND sweatshirt or hat on.....HA HA......

And he will also have severe trauma to the groin because I won't be able to stop myself from kicking him in the nuts when I see him. Well, maybe not because I want to keep my tickets, but I may heckle him. He will probably be ballwashing Tom Brady so he can't make any games anyways.

Polish Leppy 22
12-19-2009, 01:43 PM
I think I might have just thrown up in my mouth a little bit...

I wrote that one with you in mind. Hope breakfast was good this morning!

IHateMarkMay
12-19-2009, 02:19 PM
It tasted better going down than coming back up...

BGIF
12-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Back to the recruit.

According to Jason Sapp, B&G, Collinsworth has only taken one offical to Harvard. His last official will be to ND in January. Austin made an unoffical to ND on Dec 17th and announced his commitment the next day.

irishtrain
12-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Odd..

Always took his Dad for ND hater Yes, but not if it has to with family and getting into Notre Dame for the education/football history. I just want his Dad to keep a low (very low) profile and just let the kid be . Good luck Chris and welcome aboard.

CFLAIrish
12-19-2009, 08:45 PM
I like Cris Collinsworth because he speaks his mind. Does anybody have any quotes where he was taking cheap (untrue) shots at ND? There has been plenty to criticize over the past 15 years. Somebody on this board said, "...he sucks." He choses ND over Harvard and Stanford, and is the MVP of the state championship game, and ND fans are saying he sucks. In my opinion, this is exactly the kind of guy ND should want representing the program. I hope his Dad shows up in South Bend decked out in Irish gear.

bert2834
12-19-2009, 09:17 PM
I like Cris Collinsworth because he speaks his mind. Does anybody have any quotes where he was taking cheap (untrue) shots at ND? There has been plenty to criticize over the past 15 years. Somebody on this board said, "...he sucks." He choses ND over Harvard and Stanford, and is the MVP of the state championship game, and ND fans are saying he sucks. In my opinion, this is exactly the kind of guy ND should want representing the program. I hope his Dad shows up in South Bend decked out in Irish gear.

This

Junkhead
12-19-2009, 09:39 PM
ND fans are saying he sucks.

There was one post on here saying that, it was deleted.

NDinL.A.
12-19-2009, 09:52 PM
I like Cris Collinsworth because he speaks his mind. Does anybody have any quotes where he was taking cheap (untrue) shots at ND? There has been plenty to criticize over the past 15 years. Somebody on this board said, "...he sucks." He choses ND over Harvard and Stanford, and is the MVP of the state championship game, and ND fans are saying he sucks. In my opinion, this is exactly the kind of guy ND should want representing the program. I hope his Dad shows up in South Bend decked out in Irish gear.

I love Papa Collinsworth. He's my favorite analyst. He tells just like he sees it, and he REALLY knows the game. I didn't like it when he ripped ND of course, but I'm in the minority when I say I love it when he does games. Give me Gus Johnson on play-by-play and Collinsworth on color and I'm a happy man...

CFLAIrish
12-19-2009, 10:01 PM
There was one post on here saying that, it was deleted.

Good point. Glad it was deleted. My apologies.

BGIF
12-20-2009, 01:36 AM
... I hope his Dad shows up in South Bend decked out in Irish gear.


Then you're in agreement with a lot of other ND fans.

I posted this back in post #5 in this thread:


Would be kind of bittersweet if he ends up at ND and his dad, who used to love to skewer ND football on TV, would be wearing ND gear and cheering for his ND son.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

Rocket's Rocket Fan
12-20-2009, 02:07 AM
Welcome to ND Austin!

Praytorian
12-20-2009, 04:51 AM
I think this kid will do well, hopefully at safety though. As to those saying he's only a 3 star well if we want to get higher stars lets show those higher stars that we can teach and get them into the pro's higher than a 5th round (?) -no disrespect to Zibby he's always one of my favorites but if he was taught more think how well he could have done instead of regressing.

irish4ever
12-20-2009, 08:02 AM
I think this kid will do well, hopefully at safety though. As to those saying he's only a 3 star well if we want to get higher stars lets show those higher stars that we can teach and get them into the pro's higher than a 5th round (?) -no disrespect to Zibby he's always one of my favorites but if he was taught more think how well he could have done instead of regressing.

It's not the round that one gets drafted, but how they perform once they get their chance. Bart Starr for instance was drafted in the 17th round (200th pick)) and he's in the hall of fame!

Praytorian
12-20-2009, 10:46 AM
It's not the round that one gets drafted, but how they perform once they get their chance. Bart Starr for instance was drafted in the 17th round (200th pick)) and he's in the hall of fame!

Thats just about what I'm saying with the star system. If we can show the 5 stars what we can do with the 3 stars just think how they would feel if they think they can get better. Then we get teh 4 and 5 star players here and really bushwack USC and the other ilk (ie UM).

Riddickulous
12-20-2009, 12:21 PM
What kind of players do you think Brian Kelly has been winning with for the past six years?

Two and three stars.

Please, don't panic.

Maddog77
12-20-2009, 11:58 PM
I remember seeing an interview with BK long before he was speculated to be in the running for the HC at ND. I think it was the game Zach Collaros came in and on the first play ran for an 80 yard td, but back to my point. At the end of the game one of the most striking things he said was that one of his first priorities when he took over at UC was to bring in some "winners", meaning guys who had a proven track record of winning to change the tone. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I do think it's critical he holds the class he has atm together to keep himself from having huge gaps on the depth chart. Just my two cents on this guy, overall I think it's a good commit.

Don't forget most BCS teams are built on 3 and 4 star talents with an occassionall 5 star (gamechanger).

BearGB
12-21-2009, 12:53 AM
Don't forget most BCS teams are built on 3 and 4 star talents with an occassionall 5 star (gamechanger).

I'd say that this is kind of a blanket statement which is not overly true. First of all, 5 stars are "occasional" players as it is - for any team. However, I think if you look at the top teams, they generally do have recruiting classes that are up there, for sure. I think there is definitely a correlation.

This is in no way a criticism of anything Kelly has done so far at all, but I think it is slightly ignorant to say - considering that having a recruiting class with 3 and 4 star talent, with occasional 5 stars is considered a darn good class...

MirageSmack
12-21-2009, 01:43 AM
Here's a quote from a guy off another website.

Even a guy who has seen in person says against other sub par talent he doesn't stand out..

That guy cheers for UK, who really wanted Austin very badly. They are talking a lot of crap about him now, though they thought he was a lock just a week ago.

I too have seen him play. Your quote didn't show up as I quoted you, but the poster you were quoting was dogging Austin in his championship game. He failed to tell you that Austin was playing with several broken bones in his hand. He still rushed for 170 and 3 TD's, in a 35-7 win. He's played hurt for awhile, chosing too although the coaches want to sit him.

He's been the best players for 3 years, on a team that it rated either #2 or #4 nationally, depending on the pole. His team, from a little school, beat Cincy St X this year, and beat them soundly. His team is really a 3A (out of 6 classes) but plays up 2 classes to 5A. They are 56-1 in the last three years with him as a starter. Each of those 3 years, Austin has played a different position, and excelled at each, at WR, DB and RB this year. I have no idea why they switch him each year, but he's proved his mettle.

It's threads like this that earn ND fans their (sometimes well deserved) title of most arrogant fan base. I almost puked in my mouth reading this thread.



Give the kid a break, he plays in Kentucky.......he is not playing in a football hotbed, it is probably a feat in itself to get noticed where he plays.

Again, that little team plays the likes of Moeller, Colrain, Cincy St X, Louisville Trinity and others. Top 5 in the country, top 20 the last 3 years straight.

JefMaj
12-21-2009, 10:29 AM
From everything I've read about the kid... looking forward to having him aboard... plays 4 quarters and up to the level of the competition... Welcome Austin!!!!!

Aerosmith777
12-21-2009, 10:59 AM
I'm glad the kid decided to come to Notre Dame. He seems like a good fit for the school. And he's higher rated than Kyle McCarthy was a number of years ago. I'd say that worked out OK at least.

And for those who are already criticizing Kelly's recruiting, wasn't Weis' first verbal Munir Prince? How good of a reflection of Weis' recruiting ability was that? I think it'll be OK, I don't believe Kelly is going to stock the roster with nothing but low 3-stars, but you have to start somewhere.

fortwayne_nd
12-21-2009, 04:45 PM
The state championship mvp sucks?

Probably not.

fortwayne_nd
12-21-2009, 04:48 PM
I hope his dad doesn't come to any games. He'll probably be to busy washing Tom Brady's sack to come anyways.

Tongue-washing

fortwayne_nd
12-21-2009, 04:52 PM
Impossible when you've never even seen mommy parts.

No kidding...my first thought was a turd in a helmet. Mommy parts, LOL!!!

BearGB
01-08-2010, 10:31 AM
SBT article from yesterday:

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame football: Recruit Collinsworth likes Kelly's attitude (http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100107/SPORTS13/100109618/1021/Sports)

“(Coach Kelly)'s very competitive, which I fit in with perfectly,” Collinsworth said Thursday afternoon during preparations for Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. “From the beginning, I just felt a connection with him.”

“When he went to Notre Dame,” Collinsworth said, “it was just the best of both worlds.”

-The plan is for Austin to start at a slot receiver, with a move as an open possibility.

Interesting about Cris:
The elder Collinsworth tried to stay out of his son's recruitment as much as he could.

“But as soon as I said, Notre Dame, he said, ‘That was my choice too,'” Austin recalled. “It was all good.”

irish4ever
01-08-2010, 11:02 AM
SBT article from yesterday:

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame football: Recruit Collinsworth likes Kelly's attitude (http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100107/SPORTS13/100109618/1021/Sports)

Interesting about Cris:
The elder Collinsworth tried to stay out of his son's recruitment as much as he could.

“But as soon as I said, Notre Dame, he said, ‘That was my choice too,'” Austin recalled. “It was all good.”

I bet that shocks a bunch of the ND Chris Collinsworth haters!

Aerosmith777
01-08-2010, 11:18 AM
I bet that shocks a bunch of the ND Chris Collinsworth haters!

I bet it shocks a bunch of Florida Gator Notre-Dame-Haters...

GOLDENISTHYTATE
01-08-2010, 04:05 PM
I will hate Cris Collinsworth no matter how much I ever like Austin. If Mark May had a son who came to ND, well actually it would probably make me hate Mark May even more.

I like Austin's versatility though. I'd rather see him take a crack at safety though as opposed to WR. We are fine there and have excellent slot candidates in TJ, Jackson, and Toma.

Aerosmith777
01-08-2010, 04:42 PM
Lol, I don't think this will happen, but imagine if this kid turns into a real star? WR, S, either position, doesn't really matter. You know C. Collinsworth will talk about it constantly on Sunday night, or it'll be brought up. And then we'll have to hear him praising Notre Dame left and right. I'm not sure how a lot of people would be able to react to that...

BGIF
02-04-2010, 05:54 AM
"Great hips, great acceleration, loves to play the game. Physically will be able to compete immediately."

Brian Kelly on Safety Collinsworth

At 6-1 195 he's 2 inches taller and 5 pounds heavier than the guy that went that opted to play on the Blue Field, Jeremy whatever his name was.

Bring it on, Austin!

irish4ever
02-04-2010, 07:33 AM
I will hate Cris Collinsworth no matter how much I ever like Austin.

Let the hate go! :)

BGIF
02-04-2010, 03:32 PM
I will hate Cris Collinsworth no matter how much I ever like Austin. If Mark May had a son who came to ND, well actually it would probably make me hate Mark May even more.

I also recall his unnecessarily acrid barbs but I find some justice that he will now cheer for ND's success and struggle with its defeats like the rest of us. "Cheer cheer for old Notre Dame!"

I like Austin's versatility though. I'd rather see him take a crack at safety though as opposed to WR. We are fine there and have excellent slot candidates in TJ, Jackson, and Toma.

Good call, Kelly agrees with you.

IrishAddiction
06-16-2010, 02:10 AM
Great article from ISD about collinsworth and his father. Class act of a kid from a great family, very glad that kelly got him to be part of the Fighting Irish family as well. Link below.

Notre Dame Football - Like Father, Like Son...Sort Of (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/football/2660-like-father-like-sonsort-of)

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
06-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Great article. He's an ND kid for sure. Go Irish!

clashmore_mike
03-28-2012, 12:22 PM
Diaco added Collinsworth to his wolfpack today, joining Grace.

BeauBenken
03-28-2012, 12:27 PM
Diaco added Collinsworth to his wolfpack today, joining Grace.

Really? I like that.

Irish Fam
03-28-2012, 12:31 PM
Diaco's wolfpack hahaha thats so awesome

BeauBenken
03-28-2012, 12:35 PM
He needs a 4th man in his wolfpack still...

clashmore_mike
03-28-2012, 12:38 PM
http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Diaco-Talks-Defensive-Backs-67707


Can't copy the quote on my phone.

Grahambo
03-28-2012, 12:50 PM
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco evaluates DBs (http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Diaco-Talks-Defensive-Backs-67707)


Can't copy the quote on my phone.

“Collinsworth is having a nice spring,” Diaco said. “He’s a werewolf, man. I love that guy. That guy’s hard not to like. He’s all energy. He’s a high-collision player; he’s fast when he steps on the gas pedal. He’s got some things obviously that he needs to work on, but he’s one of the more entertaining players to watch and be around. If your energy bucket is a little empty, hang around Austin a little but and it will be filled back up in a hurry.”

clashmore_mike
03-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Thank you sir.

Grahambo
03-28-2012, 12:52 PM
Thank you sir.

Aye my good man.

Love hearing him described as a werewolf.

eNDzone
03-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Sounds like if you get between Austin And Coach Diaco you might get a shock.

ChiRish
03-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Awesome. How much PT do you guys think he'll get? If I remember he was a standout on ST last year right?

Grahambo
03-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Awesome. How much PT do you guys think he'll get? If I remember he was a standout on ST last year right?

I think he will be in the 3 deep rotation at S with Motta and Slaughter. First one in.

irishog77
03-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Awesome. How much PT do you guys think he'll get? If I remember he was a standout on ST last year right?

I think he will be in the 3 deep rotation at S with Motta and Slaughter. First one in.

Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised if he started moving in on Motta's PT either.

NYMIKE6
03-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised if he started moving in on Motta's PT either.

Agreed, This is Motta's year to finally get it. If he struggles Collinsworth will take the job....

HereComeTheIrish
03-28-2012, 09:40 PM
Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised if he started moving in on Motta's PT either.

Fine by me... Just sayin'

greyhammer90
03-28-2012, 10:04 PM
Fine by me... Just sayin'

lol that reminds me of a friend of mine. He's an arkansas fan, really good guy who doesn't ever give me sh!t and seems to cheer for ND around me for my sake. Every single time we watched a game together and the secondary screwed up he'd drunkenly slur "It's that zekemotta guy. It's all his f**kin' fault." Didn't really matter if he was on the field or not. Took me forever to realize he thought "zekemotta" was just the kid's last name.

Irishcop
03-28-2012, 10:10 PM
lol that reminds me of a friend of mine. He's an arkansas fan, really good guy who doesn't ever give me sh!t and seems to cheer for ND around me for my sake. Every single time we watched a game together and the secondary screwed up he'd drunkenly slur "It's that zekemotta guy. It's all his f**kin' fault." Didn't really matter if he was on the field or not. Took me forever to realize he thought "zekemotta" was just the kid's last name.

That's hilarious.

scUM Hater
03-28-2012, 10:12 PM
This was taken of Austin today on campus after Diacos comments:

http://clclt.com/binary/16e0/1318481221-teenwolf.jpg

Rocket89
06-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Shoulder surgery, possibly out for 2012 season.

So it looks like.

jerboski
06-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Bummer for him! Was really looking forward to watching his play this season after all the praise he got in the spring

Big23Head
06-07-2012, 12:56 PM
This hurts bad and really messes with allowing Slaughter to move around. ND really needs a young guy to set up quickly.

Sweetness34
06-07-2012, 12:58 PM
This hurts bad and really messes with allowing Slaughter to move around. ND really needs a young guy to set up quickly.

Eilar Hardy will be that guy! I hope.

Rhode Irish
06-07-2012, 12:58 PM
I heard this was coming. Not a good development at all considering the current state of the secondary. Really can't afford to lose anyone.

arrowryan
06-07-2012, 01:50 PM
I would like you guys to meet Elijah Shumate

Emcee77
06-07-2012, 01:57 PM
Wow, terrible news. This means our young safeties will really have to step up (as well as our DOGs, to the extent that this means Slaughter will be able to move around less).

ND NYC
06-07-2012, 02:00 PM
get ready badger

Irish YJ
06-07-2012, 02:21 PM
FROSH

greyhammer90
06-07-2012, 02:30 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pq9Emsm4cQw/Twkpdk4rMUI/AAAAAAAAEps/FsCloEaSlR0/s1600/1195379.jpg
Oh hey guys what's going on in this thread?

Sherm Sticky
06-07-2012, 03:08 PM
McCarthy better step up his game and be healthy!

Rizzophil
06-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Wow. Niklas and Austin. I never heard any of this chatter. Any other injuries that may be serious?

Sherm Sticky
06-07-2012, 03:54 PM
Didn't even know niklas was injured

Big23Head
06-07-2012, 04:23 PM
Where did this Niklas talk come from?

IrishMoore1
06-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Out for the season. He's having shoulder surgery. This does not look good for the secondary.

Collinsworth Out For the Season — How Will We Adjust? | Her Loyal Sons (http://www.herloyalsons.com/blog/2012/06/12/collinsworth-season-adjust/)

military_irish
06-12-2012, 02:54 PM
The young guys really are going to have to step up this season. This can be good for the long run but let's hope the front 7 can help them out this year.

Me2SouthBend
06-12-2012, 03:31 PM
You rang? Ironman is clairvoyant.

Collinsworth injury could reshuffle secondary | Inside the Irish (http://irish.nbcsports.com/2012/06/12/collinsworth-injury-could-reshuffle-secondary/)

BGIF
06-14-2012, 01:14 PM
Notre Dame loses Collinsworth for 4-6 months - CBSSports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/19347595/notre-dame-loses-collinsworth-for-4-6-months)

By Tom Fornelli
June 13, 2012 7:50 pm ET

The secondary was already going to be the biggest question mark on the Notre Dame defense going into the 2012 season, and now that unit has gotten thinner.

The school announced on Wednesday that safety Austin Collinsworth would miss four to six months after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Which means that it may be December before Collinsworth is able to return to the field.

Collinsworth, the son of NFL analyst and former Cincinnati Bengal Cris Collinsworth, wasn't expected to start this season for the Irish, but he was expected to get some playing time behind both Zeke Motta and Jamoris Slaughter at safety.

Notre Dame will also have two new starters at cornerback in Lo Wood and Bennett Jackson.

Collinsworth's absence will be felt the most on special teams. Collinsworth was named Notre Dame's special teams player of the year in 2011. He played in all 26 games during his first two seasons in South Bend, with the majority of that time coming on special teams.

TheChosen1
10-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Notre Dame Football‏@125NDFB

Q. Update on Austin Collinsworth. A. Easing him back in, but maybe Nov.

tadman95
10-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Man that would be great! Wonder if he would give up a medical hard ship for a few games? I bet not.

yankeeND
10-11-2012, 07:44 PM
That's good news! As long as the back end holds up I would rather see him remain on the sidelines but then again if he is full strength and could be the difference in a W let's do this!

Emcee77
10-11-2012, 07:49 PM
I think Kelly already said that Collinsworth is going to sit out this year, didn't he? Didn't he say that in one of the pressers?

IrishLax
10-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Thought he was going to redshirt this year. I hope he does. Going to be a big cog next year... want him to have two years left.

yankeeND
10-11-2012, 07:57 PM
I'm pretty sure he is but I'm guessing it depends on how healthy we are when he is full go.

clashmore_mike
10-11-2012, 08:09 PM
I'd guess they are easing him back in to practice. can't see them using a year for 3 or 4 games unless another injury pops up.

Rack Em
10-11-2012, 08:13 PM
I'd guess they are easing him back in to practice. can't see them using a year for 3 or 4 games unless another injury pops up.

Same here. To be honest, I really don't want him to play because our secondary has played pretty well together so far. Pushing Collinsworth back in could disrupt the flow BJax, Russell, Farley, and Motta have. Motta might like having Collinsworth in the secondary because it would be one fewer person to coach on the fly, but why mess with success? Give him the year off, get him back into game shape, and let him compete for the last safety spot next year.

Grahambo
11-01-2012, 06:53 PM
Irish Sports Daily ‏@ISDUpdate

Kelly: We want Austin Collinsworth to practice w/us this year, but he won't play.

irishff1014
11-01-2012, 07:53 PM
Irish Sports Daily ‏@ISDUpdate

Kelly: We want Austin Collinsworth to practice w/us this year, but he won't play.

Thats better then him sitting on the sideline.

Emcee77
12-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Update on BGI ... Collinsworth is still being held out of practice. He began lifting again in November and he is basically healthy enough to practice, but they don't want to risk re-injuring the shoulder in bowl practice. He is expected to be ready to participate in spring practice without limitation.

KPENN
12-29-2012, 05:18 PM
“@MarkLazerus: #NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: Austin Collinsworth had a second surgery (on his back) and will be back for spring practice.”

yankeeND
12-29-2012, 07:22 PM
“@MarkLazerus: #NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: Austin Collinsworth had a second surgery (on his back) and will be back for spring practice.”

Damn, hope all turns out. This kid has a lot of heart!

irishff1014
12-29-2012, 10:15 PM
“@MarkLazerus: #NotreDame HC Brian Kelly: Austin Collinsworth had a second surgery (on his back) and will be back for spring practice.”

I wonder if it didn't heal right?

rtrn2glory
12-30-2012, 12:41 AM
tought he had shoulder issues??

NDhoosier
12-30-2012, 12:57 AM
Kelly seemed to think he was alright. That is all that matters to me. :)

ResLife Hero
12-30-2012, 03:00 AM
tought he had shoulder issues??

Shoulder and back injuries can be related in a number of ways. You'd be surprised what compensating for an injured shoulder, knee or even ankle can do to your back. So this could be a case of an injury being worse than originally expected, or it could be correcting some discomfort caused as a result of healing the original injury. Given the timeline for this latest procedure, I'm not too worried. A major back surgery would have a much longer recovery period than spring practice.

Bogtrotter07
12-30-2012, 06:29 AM
His back surgery was unrelated to his shoulder. It was a discectomy, the surgical removal of herniated disc material. The main medical reason for removal is that material presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord creating a wide range of (painful) symptoms. Kelly likened it to Eiferts procedure his freshman year. If this was a growing issue, the time to do it was when he was recovering from his shoulder injury.

Praytorian
12-30-2012, 08:46 AM
Do you think his injury was a blessing in disguise? I NEVER like to see a kid get hurt, but would we have done as well with him in?
Zeke played out of his mind, and his experience helped the younger corner backs know who to cover and where to be.
With Austin's injury we get him for 1 more year, and had experienced leadership in the backfield. I truely believe Austin is going to be a baller next year and can't wait to see him on the field.

PANDFAN
12-20-2013, 09:10 AM
lou somogyi was on bill king's show...bill asked about seeing some rumors about him heading out...lou responded back stating he doesn't know anything really but wouldn't be surprised due to the log jam and better athletes that will be ahead of him

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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ResLife Hero
06-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Irish A-to-Z: Austin Collinsworth | Inside the Irish (http://irish.nbcsports.com/2014/06/24/irish-a-to-z-austin-collinsworth/)

gkIrish
08-30-2014, 01:37 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Austin Collinsworth carted into stadium on a golf cart wearing brace on leg. Hurt himself in practice Thursday. Status for today unclear.</p>&mdash; Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) <a href="https://twitter.com/angdicarlowndu/statuses/505769328659402752">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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IrishLax
08-30-2014, 01:40 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Austin Collinsworth carted into stadium on a golf cart wearing brace on leg. Hurt himself in practice Thursday. Status for today unclear.</p>&mdash; Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) <a href="https://twitter.com/angdicarlowndu/statuses/505769328659402752">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Sigh. This is how you get ants.

irishfan
08-30-2014, 01:42 PM
.....Farley time?

IrishLax
08-30-2014, 01:45 PM
.....Farley time?

Options are Farley/Shumate (neither has practiced full time at SS recently) or move Barratti over or....

Either way with a bunch of young talent Collinsworth was supposed to quarterback this defense. Expect breakdowns.

Pachuco
08-30-2014, 01:46 PM
.....Farley time?

I don't know why I found this funny...

http://media.tumblr.com/1214d74c5e4c44d05f1c1503517011e5/tumblr_inline_n0ejh9iDOl1qbygev.gif

koonja
08-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Maybe he was late for class and the professor stabbed him in the knee to teach him a ND lesson.

Would be nice to have Hardy.

NDBoiler
08-30-2014, 01:49 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Austin Collinsworth carted into stadium on a golf cart wearing brace on leg. Hurt himself in practice Thursday. Status for today unclear.</p>&mdash; Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) <a href="https://twitter.com/angdicarlowndu/statuses/505769328659402752">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I'd say if he can't even walk into the stadium that his status for today isn't too unclear LOL.

dang227
08-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Is there anything else negative that can happen before kickoff? Geez, 3:30 can't get here fast enough. Please do not be a USF (which I was at).


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GoIrish41
08-30-2014, 01:51 PM
This is Shumate's opportunity to demonstrate that he belongs with the 1s. He may not know the defense as well as Collinsworth, but this actually gets the team's best athletes in the D backfield.

gkIrish
08-30-2014, 01:51 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A source tells Irish Illustrated that Austin Collinsworth has a strained MCL and is likely out a couple weeks.</p>&mdash; Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDatRivals/statuses/505774547195662336">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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flipping perfect

dang227
08-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Fuck


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IrishLax
08-30-2014, 01:52 PM
This is Shumate's opportunity to demonstrate that he belongs with the 1s. He may not know the defense as well as Collinsworth, but this actually gets the team's best athletes in the D backfield.

Yeah, it's a huge bummer that they've been moving him around so much instead of letting him settle at SS.

Pachuco
08-30-2014, 01:54 PM
It's okay.

Golson learned how to throw WITH the laces.

Get well soon, Austin.

NCND
08-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Please don't put Farley in.

dang227
08-30-2014, 01:56 PM
If Farley starts I will franking throw up. He is the defensive Tommy Rees. No offense to Rees.


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Pachuco
08-30-2014, 01:57 PM
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1476382/thumbs/o-CHRIS-FARLEY-ROB-FORD-facebook.jpgPlease don't put Farley in.

GoIrish41
08-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Yeah, it's a huge bummer that they've been moving him around so much instead of letting him settle at SS.

Agreed. This guy has a ton of talent and he's never really had a chance to get his feet under him. I think he will do fine though. Him and Redfield at safety gives ND some crazy athleticism in the middle.

irishfan
08-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Jesus. What is our Safety depth right now? Take away Collinsworth and Hardy, and this is what we have according to Rivals:

SS: Farley, Tranquill
FS: Max, Shumate, Baratti

KVR being out kills any chance we had of moving Riggs to Safety for a couple games. We need Collinsworth back ASAP

#1rish
08-30-2014, 02:16 PM
I'm almost positive Shumate is the next man in. I remember Kelly saying he would play whenever Collinsworth got beat up.

Rizzophil
08-30-2014, 02:19 PM
I'm almost positive Shumate is the next man in. I remember Kelly saying he would play whenever Collinsworth got beat up.

He did say that.

He also said Farley would play in order to make the calls.



Not sure which one is accurate

IrishLax
08-30-2014, 02:20 PM
He did say that.

He also said Farley would play in order to make the calls.



Not sure which one is accurate

Yeah. All I know is that Farley is not suited for SS. I think he's a decent FS... but I don't see him being able to play up in the box and be a sound tackler when called upon.

koonja
08-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Shummate starting per tweets.

#1rish
08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Yeah, just got an ESPN notification that Shumate is starting for Austin.

CanadalovesND
08-30-2014, 03:15 PM
So is it Farley or Shumate starting?

Nobody has been able to clarify yet...

GoIrish41
08-30-2014, 03:16 PM
So is it Farley or Shumate starting?

Nobody has been able to clarify yet...

It is Shumate.

Irish8248
08-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Shummate starting per tweets.

Yeah, just got an ESPN notification that Shumate is starting for Austin.

So is it Farley or Shumate starting?

Nobody has been able to clarify yet...

... Shumate

Bluto
08-30-2014, 05:19 PM
All the Farley haters need to take a seat. Kid has played a great game so far. Go Irish!

koonja
08-30-2014, 05:22 PM
All the Farley haters need to take a seat. Kid has played a great game so far. Go Irish!

He had a great final serious, was pretty awful before that IMO.

Bluto
08-30-2014, 05:28 PM
He had a great final serious, was pretty awful before that IMO.

Only guy who's been "awful" on D is Shumate.

connect the dots
08-30-2014, 05:29 PM
He had a great final serious, was pretty awful before that IMO.
Farley was serious in the final series of the half.

BGIF
08-30-2014, 05:50 PM
I was underwhelmed when he came to ND. He's come a long way and is noticeably missed on the field.

NDPhilly
08-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Out next week per Kelly. Fuck

ulukinatme
08-30-2014, 07:37 PM
Son of a bitch...hopefully we get Collinsworth back at some point.

BGIF
08-30-2014, 07:41 PM
In PC Kelly said he came down wrong in practice. 2nd grade MCL. Definitely out for Michigan. Might be back for Purdue or we might wait the Bye Week. Out 2-3 weeks.

ulukinatme
08-30-2014, 07:43 PM
MCL is definitely better than ACL. I came back from an MCL in 4 weeks, and that was without a nice training staff or rehab equipment. 2-3 weeks is very doable.

kzoondfi
08-30-2014, 08:12 PM
[QUOTE=dang227;1337484]If Farley starts I will franking throw up. He is the defensive Tommy Rees. No offense to Rees.

Saw the "no offense To Rees" and just lost it. Good laugh

Dammit, still trying to figure this stuff out

dang227
08-31-2014, 09:44 AM
I will give credit where credit is due. Farley made some nice plays Saturday.

ThePiombino
08-31-2014, 09:47 AM
In PC Kelly said he came down wrong in practice. 2nd grade MCL. Definitely out for Michigan. Might be back for Purdue or we might wait the Bye Week. Out 2-3 weeks.

If he can't be ready to go next week, no point in rushing him back for Purdue. Hold him out til after the buy so he's 110% for the remainder of the season, because if was painfully obvious how much he was missed yesterday.

I will give credit where credit is due. Farley made some nice plays Saturday.

He did, but I also have a broken clock that's right two times per day. Take that for what it's worth...

NoJusticeNoPeace
08-31-2014, 10:56 AM
I have a broken clock that I set at 4:20. Nice.

irishfan
09-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Are we expecting him back for Syracuse? I'd like him to get a game under his belt before Stanford.

Also, how safe is his starting spot? Shumate has played great these last couple weeks.

BGIF
09-28-2014, 02:21 AM
Did not play against SYR according to the UND Participation List.

ThePiombino
09-28-2014, 06:37 AM
Did not play against SYR according to the UND Participation List.

I was wondering if he saw the field or not. I was at the game, so my attention to detail isn't what it typically is (not impressive by any means), but I didn't recall him ever leaving the sidelines. I wonder why this is? I guess he's going to see his first snaps against Stanford? Good thing their O leaves a lot to be desired.

BGIF
09-28-2014, 06:59 AM
I was wondering if he saw the field or not. I was at the game, so my attention to detail isn't what it typically is (not impressive by any means), but I didn't recall him ever leaving the sidelines. I wonder why this is? I guess he's going to see his first snaps against Stanford? Good thing their O leaves a lot to be desired.

He wasn't needed and they felt another week was more important to rehab than PT.

BGIF
10-05-2014, 04:45 AM
After missing the first 4 games of the season Captain Collinsworth made a tackle on his first play of the Stanford game.

Irish YJ
10-05-2014, 07:19 AM
He back? Nice. With all the distraction yesterday I'm totally oblivious.

BGIF
10-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Per Sunday's PC, Austin will not be playing against FSU.

Cackalacky
10-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Per Sunday's PC, Austin will not be playing against FSU.

Shoulder dislocation I believe.

BGIF
10-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Shoulder dislocation I believe.

Left one.

Old Man Mike
10-13-2014, 10:09 AM
Shumate fans might be "happy" about this, but Coach said that he wants Austin to play because Redfield and Shumate still make a lot of communication mistakes. It appears that we'll have to live with that though.

slick7410
10-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Freshman 2010 - Appeared in all 13 games

Sophomore 2011 - Appeared in all 13 games

Junior 2012- Shoulder Injury - was medical hardship approved instead of redshirt designation?

Senior 2013- Appeared in all 13 games

5th year 2014 - Appears in less than 25% if out for year

From my quick research: In cases of injury, the institution must show that the student-athlete suffered injuries or illnesses that prevented him
or her from competing for two seasons.

In, 2012
(A.)
Injured in preseason but cleared to play medically after the second game of the season. However, the student-athlete does not compete and utilizes the year as a "redshirt."

or

(B.)
Injured and medical hardship.


If (B.) and is out for the year a extension to a sixth year would seem very plausible.
Anyone with insight to 2012, if he was ever cleared to play, in rereading the thread he was going to be cleared to practice then back surgery?

Thanks

Sherm Sticky
10-14-2014, 12:39 PM
To continue question above.

If Collinsworth is out the rest of this year, he should be able to get a 6th year for medical shirt year.

But, my question is will ND invite him back?

ACamp1900
10-14-2014, 12:43 PM
To continue question above.

If Collinsworth is out the rest of this year, he should be able to get a 6th year for medical shirt year.

But, my question is will ND invite him back?

If he is willing and the NCAA rules him able... then I can't see ND not taking him back... safety is prob THE position where depth is an issue next season.

wizards8507
10-16-2014, 09:12 AM
SIAP

Austin Collinsworth of Notre Dame Fighting Irish to miss 4-6 weeks due to labrum tear - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11705328/austin-collinsworth-notre-dame-fighting-irish-miss-4-6-weeks-due-labrum-tear)

dwshade
10-16-2014, 07:13 PM
According to Coach Kelly if Austin wants to sit out remainder of year and try for a medical 6th year that is what they will do. If Hardy is coming back after bye week then no reason for Austin to play again this year.

Big23Head
12-10-2014, 04:59 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surgery on Friday. I'm proud that I can look at myself in the mirror, and know I gave everything I had to this program and my teammates.</p>&mdash; Austin Collinsworth (@acollinsworth28) <a href="https://twitter.com/acollinsworth28/status/542784602990215169">December 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Redbar
12-10-2014, 05:04 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surgery on Friday. I'm proud that I can look at myself in the mirror, and know I gave everything I had to this program and my teammates.</p>&mdash; Austin Collinsworth (@acollinsworth28) <a href="https://twitter.com/acollinsworth28/status/542784602990215169">December 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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That you can, good luck Austin!

ulukinatme
12-10-2014, 06:33 PM
I don't know how he made it back on the field when he did, the kid is tough and proved he was worthy as captain through his actions even if he didn't get to spend much time out there due to those injuries. Hat's off to him.

eNDzone
12-10-2014, 06:33 PM
I know we needed to move Austin to safety but I still have to wonder if the life of a receiver would have been a little easier on his body.

Cackalacky
12-10-2014, 07:20 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surgery on Friday. I'm proud that I can look at myself in the mirror, and know I gave everything I had to this program and my teammates.</p>&mdash; Austin Collinsworth (@acollinsworth28) <a href="https://twitter.com/acollinsworth28/status/542784602990215169">December 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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You are right Austin. Thank you. Good luck!

Nick Setta
12-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Who do we even have left at safety?
I count: Farley, Shumate and Hardy. Redfield's out right?

ulukinatme
12-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Who do we even have left at safety?
I count: Farley, Shumate and Hardy. Redfield's out right?

Redfield will be back by the bowl game, I think Kelly said.

BGIF
12-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Who do we even have left at safety?
I count: Farley, Shumate and Hardy. Redfield's out right?

Shumate.

Kelly said Farley would get practice reps, Redfield was expected to be back, Hardy was in unchartered waters and to be determined by the administration regarding eligibility due to season, semester, and Honor Code finding variables.


I don't see how a guy with a broken or cracked rib plays this soon and takes a hit much less dishes them out but that's the medical staff's determination.

There's a thread on Safeties.

phgreek
12-10-2014, 10:06 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surgery on Friday. I'm proud that I can look at myself in the mirror, and know I gave everything I had to this program and my teammates.</p>&mdash; Austin Collinsworth (@acollinsworth28) <a href="https://twitter.com/acollinsworth28/status/542784602990215169">December 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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...best of luck...will always remember that hit on the kickoff against Utah...it was a moment this program needed, and that day was the day where the program stopped taking on water IMHO...

Henges24
01-06-2015, 05:51 PM
We have a winner right here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Meet Sara Cardona --that's her with Cris Collinsworth's son on NYE <a href="http://t.co/dvIpxeRyL2">http://t.co/dvIpxeRyL2</a> <a href="http://t.co/5C9X5lZNQt">pic.twitter.com/5C9X5lZNQt</a></p>&mdash; Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) <a href="https://twitter.com/bustedcoverage/status/552589957978947584">January 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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ulukinatme
01-06-2015, 06:21 PM
We have a winner right here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Meet Sara Cardona --that's her with Cris Collinsworth's son on NYE <a href="http://t.co/dvIpxeRyL2">http://t.co/dvIpxeRyL2</a> <a href="http://t.co/5C9X5lZNQt">pic.twitter.com/5C9X5lZNQt</a></p>&mdash; Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) <a href="https://twitter.com/bustedcoverage/status/552589957978947584">January 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Safties get all the lookers. Here's Tranquil's:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BupCshxIcAELQcV.jpg

GoldenDomer
01-06-2015, 06:34 PM
JFF's girl

http://www.sportsgrid.com/wp-content/uploads/gallery/lauren-hanley/screen-shot-2014-01-06-at-1-54-04-pm.png

Sherm Sticky
01-06-2015, 07:42 PM
God damn to both


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scUM Hater
01-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Give me Justin Brent girlfriends



Forgot the italics. .......

scUM Hater
01-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Sorry, who is JFF

#1rish
01-06-2015, 08:30 PM
Sorry, who is JFF

Manziel.