30 Years Later, Notre Dame Still Looking for the Next Rocket

Author: UHND (2580 Posts - Joined: Dec 28, 2012)

Posted at 4:00 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Searching for several dire needs the last 30 yeras.

Author: whatsamataU (16166 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:59 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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I think college football in general is looking for the next Rocket

Author: Shadow_of_the_Dome (2029 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:27 am on Jan 10, 2019

If you expand beyond ND, are there any players which were exciting as the Rocket?

I really can’t think of any. Closest I have seen recently is Purdue’s Rondale Moore. (He does not have the same supporting cast as the Rocket did, but he is used similarly.). He was a big part of the tOSU beat down this year.


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Zackly. 4.28 (or less) will having EVERYONE’S attention—

Author: faircatchcorby (5827 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 1:44 pm on Jan 10, 2019

including Citadel.

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I hate to say it but a couple of former Michigan Players come to mind

Author: IrishBarry (1129 Posts - Joined: Mar 3, 2012)

Posted at 12:34 pm on Jan 10, 2019

Desmond Howard, Charles Woodson

Peter Warrick and Reggie Bush also come to mind.


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Yes. There are a few every year, but it depends on your definition of exciting. Some have played R

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8403 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:19 pm on Jan 10, 2019

B, other Qb or WR some on defense. Special teams no longer is what it was during rocket’s timeframe, so they arent as obvious.

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Willie Clark was clocked @4.29

Author: DonMiller (625 Posts - Joined: Dec 20, 2016)

Posted at 9:34 am on Jan 10, 2019
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ND already got the "next Rocket."

Author: Napoleon (2555 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 9:27 am on Jan 10, 2019
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In fairness, Sanders looked like an elite playmaker in the making as a freshman.

Author: IrishBarry (1129 Posts - Joined: Mar 3, 2012)

Posted at 12:32 pm on Jan 10, 2019

Not sure what happened after that. One of the more head scratching regressions I've seen.

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Re: In fairness, Sanders looked like an elite playmaker in the making as a freshman.

Author: Napoleon (2555 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 6:45 pm on Jan 10, 2019

Comparing him to Rocket before he stepped on campus was silly, and that’s what that poster did.

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RocketFuel25 must've been sniffing some

Author: humbaba (251 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:36 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Will Fuller?

Author: holybull101 (5180 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:26 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Fuller ever return a kickoff? Carry the ball? I love Fuller, but different skill sets.

Author: Rocket91 (5043 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:34 am on Jan 10, 2019

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only one close was probably Golden Tate, can u imagine Tate with Holtz?

Author: DonMiller (625 Posts - Joined: Dec 20, 2016)

Posted at 9:17 am on Jan 10, 2019
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