Michael Pratt?

Read on another site that Michael Pratt (Tulane QB) is being mentioned as a possible transfer candidate. Wondered if anyone else had heard his name mentioned.

He just led Tulane to the American Championship, knocking off Cincinnati on the road and UCF to win the title. went 25-5 TD/INT, rushed for 11 more TDs and about 400 yards.

They also knocked off Kansas State this year.



As sin !

It was the colleges/universities, at the highest levels, that created fluff classes for the sole purpose of accommodating their academically challenged athletes.

And those classes do nothing to help prepare those athletes for a life after football !

Bob Lehmann, who I believe was a captain on the 1963 team was an engineering major.
There were no “fluff” courses when I was at ND.

When the players on a number of teams introduce themselves on TV and their majors are announced, it’s almost embarrassing.

But make no mistake, this academic facade and fraud isn’t something that can be attributed to the Athletic Departments, it’s the college’s/university’s administration that created these “fluff” courses.

Where has the NCAA been when it comes to policing institutional subversion of academic standards ?

Bama players flocking to the portal

The coaches are saying players are being poached by other schools with NIL deals. This is getting out of hand with no end in sight at what point in time does the NCAA step in and do something about it.
There ysed to be atime where schools wete not allowed to talk to players without permission from the school.
ND does have an advantage by preaching the 4 for 40 education side , but it is going ti come down to who has the deepest pockets

Recruiting Crashing

I talked about this before the season. If we find out that Freeman and Rees are bad coaches (WE FOUND THAT OUT) then our record will be worse than 10-2 and recruiting will fall depending on how bad it is. Obviously the D hasn't looked great and the offense has been absolutely awful.

Trending right now to end up with a Brian Kelly type class but with a coaching staff far far far worse.

Not good

Paige probably going to USC, love trending away, lyons not a lock, no plan or good option for keeley backup, no qb, bowen probably gone (it would make us losing our top 3 commits), and in 24 our top DE looking at UM now secretively. That's what we know right now and it's not getting better. Complete disaster on the field. THanks OHIO STATE GRAD.

If Freeman can't recruit lights out, this will send ND backwards more than TY and bob davie did.

Less is more (transfer portal QB)

There is way too much gimme that I want a QB now craze on this board and it's exactly that. C R A Z Y...

Everyone knows we're QB challenged and have been since Clausen...


You will keep a position devoid of top talent firmly planted of not having top talent by grabbing QB's out the portal.

I'd much rather see us coach up what we have...
Angeli....Buchner...and work the recruiting trail the old fashioned way.

We desperately need to get back in the groove of a good QB cycle rotation.

Grabbing other school's table scraps is NOT the answer and ultimately does more damage long term. Kind of win today and lose tomorrow will be the pattern if we go the portal route.

Get a top QB recruit, develop the QB, win.
QB leaves, next player that has been developing in your system has their turn.

Rinse and repeat.

The Joe Burrows lightning in a bottle is a freak occurrence that sadly too many have hopes for. Unrealistic hopes.

The easy way out never works and if you want a program built...BUILT...you do it the old fashioned way.