Not exactly official yet but I've been told the nation's #1 prep quarterback Gunner Kiel has decided to attend Notre Dame and early enroll this January. It was just a few weeks ago that Kiel was committed to Indiana but then decided to decommit and attend the Notre Dame-USC game along with 40 plus other top recruits.
For obvious reasons Kiel would be a tremendous coup for the Fighting Irish and head coach Brian Kelly. It's not too often you have a five star QB just fall into your laps so to speak but Kelly will definitely take it considering the amount of recruits Kiel could help bring in. The Irish are actively pursuing Nelson Agholor, a 6'2 180 lb speedy wideout, who is from Tampa, FL and is currently the #1 ranked athlete in the nation. Agholor visited Notre Dame in early October for the Air Force game and came away with the Irish on top of his list. Granted Notre Dame has been his only official visit so far with the Florida Gators being the main competition. Teaming up Kiel and Agholor in a class would be similar to what Notre Dame thought they were getting years ago when they paired Dayne Crist and Michael Floyd in the same class.
Another recruit that the Irish are pursuing actively is the #1 tailback in the nation in Keith Marshall. Marshall also officially visited with Kiel for the USC game and came away with the Irish neck-and-neck with his favorite school in Georgia. UGA has long been considered the leader for Marshall's services and the popular thinking was if Mark Richt stays in Athens then Marshall will be there next fall. The rumblings around Notre Dame is that Marshall is now leaning toward the Irish. I still have serious doubts he ends up anywhere else but UGA.
Still a long way till signing day in February so don't expect any early decisions from Agholor or Marshall but it should be a relief for Kelly to get Kiel (nephew of former ND QB Blair) signed and enrolled in early January so he can put his focus on the other recruits.
Here are some Youtube highlights of Gunner Kiel....
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Down in Nazare, Portugal surfer Garrett McNamara managed to ride the ultimate wave and not only live from it but get footage of it. The wave is estimated to be 90 feet high which sounds ridiculous but then when you see McNamara resembling a gnat you should be thankful he didn't get totally pitted.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 8:13 AM
Seriously Penn State? You went on a riot last night because a 84 year old who shouldn't be coaching college football in the first place and who can barely put together a coherent sentence got fired because he failed to report a predator who was raping children in his own fucking locker room to the police. I thought I was an idiot when I was in college but these kids up in Penn State prove the paint chips on JoePa's statue needs another re coating with all the sucking up these students are giving to their false God.
Here is a classy move by the students chanting "FUCK THE TRUSTEES!" Yeah how dare they actually do the right thing for once.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 7:37 AM
This whole Jerry Sandusky pedophile case has been a stomach turner from the beginning and thankfully Penn State's board of trustees made the first right decision in this whole debacle by firing the president and head coach Joe Paterno last night. Unfortunately a guy like Sandusky doesn't get away with raping boys without some help. Whether it be the athletic director and Paterno covering up for him it's disgusting how HUMAN BEINGS can let a monster like Sandusky knowlingly roam their campus and using a youth charity on campus for Sandusky to have his "pick of the litter."
But just when you don't think it can't get any worse it just might. Sure Paterno is gone and Graham Spanier is no longer in charge at Penn State or the BCS for that matter but this pales in comparison with the latest rumor. Back in April Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden wrote a story about Sandusky molesting boys which is baffling since just now it is becoming public. A lot of people didn't want to believe what Madden wrote back then but today he was asked on The Dennis and Callahan Show if this was basically the end of the story. It's not.
Here is the latest rumor which Madden says is being investigated:
"I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen," Madden told John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. "I hear there's a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation -- and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can -- that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak."
Madden also spoke more definitively to the cover-up efforts at the school and beyond that he expects will be made public soon.
"The other thing I think that may eventually become uncovered, and I talked about this in my original article back in April, is that I think they'll find out that Jerry Sandusky was told that he had to retire in exchange for a cover-up," Madden said. "If you look at the timeline, that makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
"My opinion is when Sandusky quit, everybody knew -- not just at Penn State," Madden added. "I think it was a very poorly kept secret about college football in general, and that is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55. [That's] young for a coach, certainly."
This is so much bigger than just Sandusky. Unfortunately I think we are going to find out this was a montrosity involving a lot of rich people who have a ton of influence and power around Penn State. It might be the reason why the district attorney Ray Gricar mysteriously disappeared 6 years ago before having a chance to expose the whole Sandusky scandal to the world. It's starting to make sense. Why would Penn State just now start to investigate kids getting raped when they knew over a decade ago? If Penn State ever wants to get back to where they were they need to clean house. Every fucking body who knew including the ginger grad assistant who witnessed one of the rapes but still has a job with Penn State. Blow it up. At this point football shouldn't even be a thought. The victims and their families deserve justice.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 6:49 AM