Claypool coming back to ND.

Author: faircatchcorby (5829 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 3:10 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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Re: Claypool coming back to ND.

Author: NDSoxfan (4215 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:18 pm on Jan 11, 2019

Two thumbs up on that news. I think he's going to have a great year.

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He definitely has the tools and build to explode.

Author: oldirish (3709 Posts - Joined: Oct 8, 2011)

Posted at 10:34 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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I think he started football late, maybe because he is from Canada, but his potential right now

Author: THEISMANCARR (9097 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 9:52 pm on Jan 12, 2019

is greater than his achievement, I believe, because of his lack of experience. Don't forget the coaches did not know which side of the football he should be on and it was because he was a prospect more than a great player. I do think he still has a chance to be a great player. It is interesting because great athletes make great plays but sometimes struggle with the easy ones. He needs to work on the simple things and if he gets better at them could have a breakout season. He did not drop as many balls this year as in the past but he dropped that one early against Clemson that hurt.

Against Clemson we could afford few or no mistakes and that was an early one.


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I definitely think he could be a dynamic player. I wouldn't be shocked if he went beast mode in the

Author: oldirish (3709 Posts - Joined: Oct 8, 2011)

Posted at 10:49 pm on Jan 12, 2019

NFL.

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Could not agree more.

Author: faircatchcorby (5829 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 10:03 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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Excellent!! Our big receiver option is important. he's also our best ST player along with Gillman.

Author: BaronVonZemo (22065 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 5:41 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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Re: Claypool coming back to ND.

Author: HartfordIrish (2173 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:56 pm on Jan 11, 2019

hope he learns how to catch a critical first down pass in a huge game...players must be held accountable when they do not play well...next man up!

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Hope this helps

Author: Rocket91 (5043 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:45 am on Jan 12, 2019



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Are you on the rag?

Author: faircatchcorby (5829 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 10:05 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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Jesus Christ

Author: CC72 (13651 Posts - Joined: Sep 5, 2010)

Posted at 7:24 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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His only mistake that I can think of all year. Give him a break.

Author: BaronVonZemo (22065 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 5:42 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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He also made a fantastic catch for a first down

Author: Mayes1 (472 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:22 pm on Jan 11, 2019

But I'm sure that one drop was worth at least 27 points

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Like I said great athletes make great plays. It truly was a great catch on a pass that was threaded

Author: THEISMANCARR (9097 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 9:56 pm on Jan 12, 2019

threw the needle. One of Book's good passes that night, that also required a great catch.

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At least pay these guys market value before you do this crap...

Author: ripperduck (1927 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:47 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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A free ride to an ND diploma is worth a lot. And then we get to boot the ones who

Author: murph78 (633 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:13 pm on Jan 11, 2019

turn out to be busts? Lots of guys get a free football ride many ND kids would love and hardly do more than practice. I do not think that is wrong, either. But if you want them paid, then you also want to be able to fire them when injured, non-productive, etc. That is your 'market value.' I like the system better as is.

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Ask Northwestern players how much a scholie is worth....

Author: ripperduck (1927 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:40 pm on Jan 11, 2019

Compared to the time they put in during the season. As they pointed out, a scholie isn't worth much if you don't have time to properly study.

Further, if we want a real sense of a player's worth establish a competing method for their services. An NFL minor league, where top high school players actually negotiate the terms of their employment. It's actually happening with street agents and bidding wars. As in the case of Mississippi State's Leo Lewis. He was a five star and got paid by both schools during recruitment. Neither he, nor the unis who wanted him, bought into the "scholie is worth a lot" bullshit. All parties knew that wasn't a plausible method of establishing market value for his services.

While you might think that an ND diploma is worth these guys getting their brains abscess bodies injured, it's not to most of your top players. As this underground economy of high stakes recruiting has shown, if you want the best talent, you'll need to pay for it. If a kid doesn't work out for your school, he may very well at some other one. No one seems bothered when coaches look for their best fit. Same should be allowed for players...


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Why Northwestern?

Author: WoodstockIrish (9593 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:18 am on Jan 12, 2019

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Because they tried to unionize?

Author: Napoleon (2561 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 11:21 am on Jan 12, 2019

Maybe.

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moron

Author: arnie (629 Posts - Joined: Dec 29, 2007)

Posted at 4:08 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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Yeh, no shit.

Author: faircatchcorby (5829 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 10:06 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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