Podcast: Breaking Down Notre Dame Football’s Best Class in Years Despite the Wide Receiver Debacle

Notre Dame signed a bonafide top-10 class with more “dudes” than the Irish usually sign for the best class in years despite a major debacle at the wide receiver position at the end of the cycle.  We talk about what went wrong, how to fix it, and more in this week’s Single High. 

  • Elite hauls at linebacker, offensive line, and tight end
  • Where each of the 4 LB’s project long-term
  • Why we’re thankful for Tobias Merriweather 
  • Near elite haul at cornerback back even with the loss of Devin Moore
  • What went wrong at wide receiver and how Notre Dame can address it short term and long term
  • Coaching positions to fill and how the Irish should attempt to fill them
  • Numbers at safety – just as much of a concern as WR?

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Electric Spectre / KCBC62DIPA8% (4.25)
Kinetics / Equilibrium61DIPA8.5% (4.25)
That's Not a Burrito,.. This is a Burrito / KCBC60IPA7.2% (4.0)
Land of Hazy Waters / Other Half59DIPA8.2% (4.5)
Liquid Hot Magma / Zero Gravity58DIPA8.0% (4.0)
Sneak / Kane57TIPA10.2% (4.25)
Brain Death / KCBC56DIPA8.5% (4.0)
Mini Unicorns / Pipeworks55IPA5.0% (4.0)
Tremendous Cream / Other Half51TIPA10.0% (4.5)
Shimmy Ye (3) / Twin Elephant50TIPA10.4% (4.5)
50 Millions Dollar Man / Three Floyds49DIPA9.0% (4.25)
F**k 2021 As Well / Abomination Brewery48TIPA9.7% (4.5)
Come Quick Distress / Forgotten Boardwalk47DIPA7.8% (4.25)
Wet Gravity / Foreign Objects Beer46Hazy IPA5.9% (4.0)
Poltergeist / Tox Brewery45TIPA10% (4.25)
All Green Everything / Other Half Brewery44TIPA10.5% (4.5)
Konkey Dong / Hoof Hearted Brewery43IPA - Imperial9.5% (4.25)
Locals / 4 City42IPA7.0% (4.0)
Grom's Head / 3 Floyds41IPA7.5% (4.25)
Let's Bee Homies / Stone & Deschutes 39Hazy IPA7.5% (4.0)
Boxx / Kane 38IPA6.5% (4.25)
Big Pillow Hat / Hudson Valley Brewery32DIPA9.0% (4.25)
Electric Tide / Kane Brewing29DIPA7.0 (4.5)
Strongest Geometric Shape / Barrier Brewing Co27TIPA10.2% (4.0)
September Sun 25DIPA8.3% (4.25)
Very Green / Treehouse BreweryE22DIPA8.3% (4.5)
Russian Messenger / Well Crafted Beer CoE20Imperial Stout9.1% (4.0)
Wolf Pajamas / Well Crafted Beer CoE19Imperial Stout10.2% (4.0)
Levitate / Well Crafted Beer CoE18DIPA8% (4.25)
3x Swords / Round Guys BrewingE17Triple IPA11.7% (4.5)
Only Built 4 Brewin Drinx / Twin Elephant & 4 City ColabE16Stout10.2% (4.25)
King Sabro / BeachhausE15DIPA8.4% (4.0)
More Medison Than Hedison / 4 CityE13Triple IPA9.5% (4.0)
Open Water (2021) / KaneE14Triple IPA10.4% (4.25)
Hop'solutely / Fegley's Brew WorksTriple IPA11.5% (4.25)
Super Duper Friends / Captain Lawrence Triple IPA10% (4.0)
Mega Yacht Juice / Icarus Triple IPA12% (4.25)
Weird and Gilly / SinglecutIPA6.6% (4.25)
Double Dry Hopped Space Diamonds / Other HalfDIPA8.5 (4.25)

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3 Comments

  1. This kind of hyperbole a little bit isn’t it? Best class in years? Ranked #7. Last year was ranked number #9. Per Rivals, last year ND ended up with a final class of 27 with a total number of 2,378 points. Currently, they have 21 commitments with a total of 2,384 points. So yeah they do already have more total points than last year and their average recruit ranking is 3.67 this year vs 3.44 last year. Now they could possibly add a couple guys and get up to #6, but the gap seems to be too wide right now to overtake Texas for the #5 spot, so like I said the “best class in years” statement is a bit of a stretch, considering last year they were ranked #9. We’ll see where they ultimately end up.

      1. Here are the problems:

        1) The Top 5 classes are always the same teams…the ones ND must eventually beat.
        If they were anyone else once in a while, 7th could be okay. But they’re not.

        2) ND classes really might be chronically over-ranked, simply because ND recruits seem to get the same “celebrity bump” re-rating that ND itself enjoys in the media.
        I might be wrong ….. sue me.

        3) ND does not get as much out of its continual ‘Top 10 classes’ as other programs do. I don’t know why, and I don’t know who’s at fault (…other than that previous observiation). But other than taking credit for a couple of random draft picks, ND football underachieves its (alleged) talent level.

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