*Notre Dame* - Officially decommitting from football. No interviews.

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  1. DetroitIrish3

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    Guy was warming them up like line drills in lacrosse
     
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  2. Thoros of Beer

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    Would be wild for Elston to leave this defensive line
     
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  3. IrishLAX2

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    Only explanation would be feeling jilted over an outside DC hire
     
  4. SD_Irish

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    NDMBB making some noise in the ACC? Seems like this team is finally rounding into form. Hope they keep this level of play up.
     
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    Maybe he's pissed off the media dept. spelled his name wrong on his Christmas card.
     
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  6. Yanks711

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    keep on stacking up the wins, makes our dub look better and better
     
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  7. Voodoo

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    Yeah I’m really skeptical of him for this exact reason. Really don’t want to get bullied at the LOS.
     
  8. mccar2cm

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    This video does a nice job of breaking a few of the concepts down. Shows were it does really well and when it can struggle.

     
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  9. Voodoo

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    Hope he’s just as flexible with philosophy today has he was when he switched to a 335. Our strength for the next few years is going to be the line and linebackers.
     
  10. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The main thing that is important with a DC is someone that can take Freeman's vision and communicate it, gameplan, etc. I feel like it's still going to be Freeman's defense we just need a guy that can pull his weight with the other shit.
     
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  11. AHebrewToo

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    I’m grateful that Coach Freeman passed on hiring Hartline. Coach Kelly spent a decade making comfortable hires of “his” guys. It is refreshing to see Freeman boldly hiring the best assistants instead of the ones he knows best.
     
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  12. theregionsitter

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    agreed who needs the best position coach in the country- cmf needs to go outside the box
     
  13. Wicket

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    did some stuckey stuff and im more optimistic than i thought i would be.
     
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  14. Beeds07

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    Where are you seeing that Hartline wanted the job and Freeman passed?
     
  15. repoocs

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    ND was never landing Hartline. They didn't pass. They didn't blow it. He's a highly paid coach at his alma mater, which is a top five program and a war chest second to almost nobody. It was a fun dream, but it was not happening and that's not CMF's nor ND's fault.
     
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  17. AHebrewToo

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    The sarchasm is wide and deep.
     
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  18. theregionsitter

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    Jesus dude
     
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  19. Beeds07

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    I’m legit asking. With all the whining I’ve seen the last 12 hours it’s hard to tell sarcasm from shitty posting. I assumed Driskell said something. Apologies if it was the former.
     
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  20. AHebrewToo

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    It was tongue in cheek poking fun at Ohio State, which is a second class program according to Coach Marcus Freeman, as well as 4HL posters claiming the sky is falling because we didn't hire the WR coach from Purdue.
     
  21. Beeds07

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    Alright then. Apologies theregionsitter I am an idiot.

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  22. AbeFroman

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    If "stuckey stuff" is new slang for edibles then I, too, did some stuckey stuff and feel optimistic.
     
  23. Voodoo

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    Kicker transferring in from Arkansas State. Must be what Singer was talking about.
     
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  24. theregionsitter

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    seems like a good pick up- nothing worse than losing games because of Field Goals
     
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  26. theregionsitter

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    Ohio State hired Perry Eliano from Cincy- he was on a bunch of big boards for ND potential coaches this offseason. Once again proving we know nothing about these assistants and their "resumes"
     
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    Can't wait to chant Gruuuuuuuuuuuupe after a big made kick.
     
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    I'm that kid with the hat at the NBA draft who shrugs his shoulders and then cheers.
     
  29. Irush

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    gonna have to play wr too
     
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  31. DetroitIrish3

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    Can’t wait for Grupe to kick a game winning 45 yarder at OSU after JSN puts up 350 yards receiving and Buchner rushes for 200 before getting injured and Pine leads a 30 yard drive to seal it.
     
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  32. NilesIrish

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    Bet Duke, ND, and BC to win last night. BC fucked me at home against GT.

    We need to burn that trash heap down.
     
  33. npndne

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s difficult to know where to start with Chansi Stuckey, but coffee is as good a place as any. Notre Dame’s soon-to-be receivers coach doesn’t drink it as much as he reveres it. He’s a connoisseur of the beverage and owns several higher-end coffee makers. His affinity preceded him so much that part of his interview at Notre Dame on Wednesday included a stop at a coffee house.

    Coaches at Baylor, where Stuckey spent last season as receivers coach, know it. Coaches at Clemson, where Stuckey played receiver and quarterback before breaking into coaching as an analyst, know it, too. Stuckey can’t bring everyone into his corner on coffee, but he’s eager to engage on the subject.

    “He tried to get me into it, but I stuck with the (AdvoCare supplement) Sparks,” said Virginia head coach Tony Elliott, who played with Stuckey at Clemson before hiring him as an analyst three years ago. “I use that for energy.”

    Stuckey may need his caffeine, but there’s a natural buzz about the 38-year-old assistant coach with a short resume but deep connections to his former coaches. Stuckey enrolled at Clemson as a quarterback, with head coach Tommy Bowden promising him a shot at taking snaps when he was being recruited out of Warner Robins in central Georgia. After sitting on the bench as a freshman, Stuckey was convinced by Clemson wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney to switch positions.

    He would develop into a first-team All-ACC wideout, with 141 career catches for 1,760 yards and seven touchdowns. The switch also gave Stuckey a shot at the NFL, where he bounced around with three teams after being drafted in the seventh round in 2007. His time with the Arizona Cardinals overlapped with Irish tight ends coach John McNulty in 2011.

    After retiring from football a year later, Stuckey got into acting in Hollywood, and his most likely return to football appeared to be a journey into media, not coaching. But he kept in touch with Elliott and Swinney, eventually joining the Clemson staff three years ago as an analyst. Stuckey broke down film, charted practice and scouted opposing offenses, helping former defensive coordinator Brent Venables understand how that week’s opponents would try to attack Clemson’s defense. Stuckey also handed self-scouting of Clemson’s offense.

    “He’s knowledgeable, but he’s humble,” Elliott said. “He can engage in a way that you can tell he’s very intelligent, but he’s not going to demean you in any way. Sometimes when you deal with highly intelligent people, they struggle to articulate with people in a way that can resonate with people that may not be on the same intellectual level.”

    What Stuckey lacks is a lengthy coaching track record, with just one full season leading a receiver room at Baylor. Notre Dame also interviewed JaMarcus Shepard, who has coached receivers at Purdue for the past five years. Holmon Wiggins, who just finished his third year at Alabama after three seasons at Virginia Tech before that, was also a candidate.

    Stuckey’s career arc, at least in Notre Dame’s ideal situation, could most mirror Brian Hartline, whom head coach Marcus Freeman approached early in the search process. The Ohio State receivers coach also had a brief NFL career, followed by two seasons as a quality control assistant before being promoted to full-time receivers coach. His first full-time job was at his alma mater in Columbus.

    “Chansi had all the intangibles to be a good coach,” Bowden said. “You can see how he gets along great with players, academics are important, good personality, great skill set, work habits, he’s got all the intangibles. That’s why you think he’d been a good coach without seeing him coach. Same thing with Tony Elliott. When he came to see me about coaching, he had all the intangibles. Whatever ‘it’ is, they have it.”

    Swinney also vouched for Stuckey directly to Notre Dame’s coaching staff.

    Notre Dame made recruiting potential a priority in this hire after its receiver room began to slip under Del Alexander. The position’s recruiting had become uneven, which led to the Irish not having a scholarship receiver in the junior or sophomore classes last season. Notre Dame wanted to sign three or four receivers in the 2022 cycle but ended up with just one, four-star Tobias Merriweather.

    Coaches who have worked with Stuckey expressed confidence in his potential as a recruiter despite his slim resume as an on-field coach. Having Freeman at his back in recruiting should help, too.

    Growing up in central Georgia gave Stuckey one experience from which to draw. Playing multiple positions in college gave him another. An NFL career provides another story. And the few years he spent trying to break into acting — Stuckey has credits on IMDB — before getting into coaching is another talking point.

    “He has a personality that can get along with anybody,” Elliott said. “He can communicate with all different types of prospects. He’ll be able to go into a high-academic home and be able to present himself well, present Notre Dame the way it’s supposed to be presented in a high-academic home, and then he’ll be able to go into a single-parent home and be able to articulate in a way that will resonate with the mother or the father in that single-parent home. He just has the wealth of life experience. He’s very cultured. He can talk about anything.

    “It’s just because of his experience and where he’s from. He’s from middle Georgia. Grew up humbly like a lot of us. So he knows those experiences. Then he chased the dream and accomplished the dream of playing in the NFL. When you go to the NFL, that puts you in a different types of conversations. You get to meet people from different walks of life.”

    The next group for Stuckey will be Notre Dame’s football program, which he met during a team meeting on Thursday morning. The moment wrapped up a whipsaw week for Stuckey and represents the next step in his coaching career that already feels like it’s buzzing.
     
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  34. a1ND

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    On Jalen Kimber, Sinclair posted this and Kimber did visit ND during his recruitment:

    Close family friend of Kyle Hamilton. Their dads are super close, not related but how I remember it, they consider each other as cousins.

    Really good kid, was a very good fit for Notre Dame as a prospect.

    Went from being kind of unknown and without offer to running a legit low-4.4 and starring in big-time Texas high school ball, targeted nationally and heavily thereafter.
     
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    Singer said the RJ Sneed thing has some legs to it...doesn't mean we'll land him and but they are definitely inquiring about it
     
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    Also, Caleb Douglass is a WR we offered recently from TX that was once committed to Baylor so the connections are clearly there

    if Stuckey can bring in Douglass and Sneed, that would be a big upgrade already

    Sneed might be our alpha next year by default if he came.
     
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  37. repoocs

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    Offers from Baylor, Florida, USC and VT. That's not bad.
     
  38. repoocs

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    One more thought. Sneed would be great, but no matter the age and experience, our best case is Styles makes a big jump between years 1 and 2 and he ascends to the alpha. He's the kid with any experience who has the upside to change a game. There's work to do there, though. Hopefully he meshes with Stuckey.
     
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    Agreed - hopefully Styles makes the full leap into Alpha mode and Sneed is a #2 WR for the offense

    Lenzy becomes a very solid #3 w/ deep speed and Colzie develops into an alpha in the red zone

    That's what the ideal look is at WR next year with Wilkins (injury recovery)/Avery (inury recovery)/Tobias (freshman inexperience) all having roles
     
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    I can't even wrap my head around it. That looks like a functional WR corps right there.
     
  41. Red Rover

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    I didn’t watch Baylor much this year, why would Sneed be a big pickup?

    His stats are pretty pedestrian
     
  42. a1ND

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    They had a running QB if I'm not mistaken most of the year so stats are different for him...but 40+ catches last year in that offense not to mention he is a body would make it a good addition...not saying "Big" pickup but he's more than what they currently have
     
  43. IrishLAX2

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    It’s more a commentary of our WR room than Sneed himself. He’s an Avery Davis-type player in terms of upside and production.

    Just a solid depth guy who you can depend on. Not necessarily an Austin-type backfill.
     
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  44. a1ND

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    here is a good recap of who all Stuckey might be recruiting

    While it’s not official yet as of Thursday afternoon, Notre Dame is expected to be hiring Baylor’s Chansi Stuckey as its new wide receivers coach, replacing Del Alexander. Stuckey, a former Clemson wide receiver and NFL veteran, interviewed at Notre Dame Wednesday and accepted a job that day.

    Stuckey, 38, will need to hit the ground running on the recruiting trail. But the players he needs to sell first are the ones on his own team.

    Notre Dame currently has just seven scholarship wide receivers, two of whom are coming off major knee injuries (Avery Davis and Joe Wilkins). Stuckey will need to connect right away with his players and build their respect. That shouldn’t be too difficult given his experience as a college and NFL wide receiver, and Notre Dame’s Marcus Freeman believes in him to do so, considering he made the call to hire him.

    There’s also the traditional National Signing Day for the 2022 class in less than three weeks. Notre Dame could certainly need an additional receiver or two, whether that be from the high school ranks or transfer portal, to bolster its roster.

    Possible additions for Notre Dame for 2022
    On Jan. 4, Baylor wide receiver R.J. Sneed entered the transfer portal after four seasons with the Bears and has two years of eligibility left.

    Sneed had career highs in receptions (46) and receiving yards (573) in 2021 and caught two touchdowns. His career stat line is 133 receptions for 1,564 yards and eight touchdowns. Sneed is a graduate transfer.

    With Stuckey’s background coaching Sneed last season, the 6-1, 203-pound Stuckey is a name to keep an eye on.

    Notre Dame offered Missouri City (Texas) Hightower class of 2022 wide receiver Caleb Douglas on Jan. 7, and Douglas was once a Baylor commitment before backing off that pledge before the start of his senior year. Douglas went on to commit to USC but decommitted after the coaching shakeup for the Trojans.

    Douglas, who is expected to officially visit Florida this weekend, raved about Stuckey in text messages with BlueandGold.com.

    “That’s my dog,” Douglas said. “I love coach Stuck and who he is. Him coming to Notre Dame helps [them in my recruitment].”

    Douglas added that he’s not sure if he’ll take an official visit to Notre Dame or not. However, when Stuckey’s hire becomes official and he’s allowed to start recruiting, we’d assume that Douglas would be one of his very first calls.

    Douglas ranks as a three-star recruit and the nation’s No. 475 prospect and No. 74 wide receiver per the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

    Portland (Ore.) Lake Oswego’s Justius Lowe is another 2022 wide receiver prospect who Notre Dame has offered since the December signing period ended. The expectation for Lowe is to visit Notre Dame at the end of January, but we’re told that has not been locked in yet.

    Lowe is verbally committed to Utah and is expected to be in Salt Lake City this weekend to see the Utes. Florida and USC are also in the mix for Lowe.

    The On3 Consensus has Lowe as a three-star prospect and the No. 696 recruit in America. On3’s own rankings list Lowe as a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 216 player and No. 30 wide receiver.

    It can’t be ruled out that Stuckey has his own names in the high school ranks and transfer portal who he likes and wants to offer. But he’ll need to act fast with signing day around the corner.

    2023 key for Notre Dame wide receiver recruiting
    Notre Dame currently has seven scholarship wide receivers for the 2022 season, and even though the Irish may add another receiver or two, a big 2023 class at the position is needed to repair the room in the future. Stuckey will quickly need to build relationships with top targets in the 2023 class.

    Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy’s Carnell Tate, the nation’s No. 17 player and No. 3 wide receiver per the On3 Consensus, will be a top priority for Stuckey. Notre Dame and Ohio State are considered the top contenders for Tate, but he’s a tough one to read.

    Notre Dame is involved with a number of other highly touted wide receivers who Stuckey will need to connect with. Miami Gulliver Prep’s Jalen Brown (No. 34 NATL, No. 5 WR), Uniontown (Pa.) Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher (No. 91 NATL, No. 4 ATH), Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field’s Kyler Kasper (No. 143 NATL, No. 21 WR) and Harrisburg (N.C.) Hickory Ridge’s Christian Hamilton (No. 148 NATL, No. 23 WR) are all key names to know.

    The On3 Consensus ranks Chicago Simeon’s Malik Elzy as a three-star recruit, the nation’s No. 355 player and No. 57 wide receiver, but he’s been another priority target for the staff for several months.

    Players from Texas who Stuckey is familiar with and recruited, such as Temple (Texas) High’s Mikal Harrison Pilot (No. 90 NATL, No. 3 ATH) and Austin (Texas) Westlake’s Jaden Greathouse (No. 124 NATL, No. 19 WR), will be notable prospects to watch as well.

    Stuckey will certainly offer new prospects in the 2023 class, and there are probably some recruits from the Lone Star State who weren’t considering Notre Dame much but Stuckey was building a connection with while at Baylor. Can the Irish make moves for any of those prospects?

    Freeman’s staff is expected to be a group of grinders on the recruiting trail. Stuckey should fit that mold.
     
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    Welp, with Elston confirmed gone do you go get Stockton to coach DL?
     
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    Yea that seems like a no brainer to me but we will see
     
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