Sport Notre Dame Football goes above and beyond with billboard campaign
Lane Kiffin has father Monte fire up Ole Miss before spring game
Coach Lane Kiffin’s father, a longtime NFL defensive coordinator, was enlisted to hype up the team prior to the annual spring game Saturday. Judging by this video Lane Kiffin shared on Twitter, it worked. Pops always knows how to get the team pumped up @OleMissFB @SECNetwork blue team scores first @CoachWilsonLove might be going in dunk tank! pic.twitter.com/kQ5MyBdAAz — Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) April 24, 2021 Monte Kiffin currently serves as a player-personnel analyst on his son’s staff. He’s followed Lane to his coaching stops since 2017, having served as a defensive assistant at Florida Atlantic as well.
So now that we have our Jordan Johnson takes out of the way... we still need to talk about therecruiting effort. Like — we want to see more effort.
The addition of Marcus Freeman to the staff has been like a jolt of adrenaline to a program with all of the tools to recruit with the elites — even with the academic restrictions. Freeman has been relentless in his pursuit of top talent, and that sort of thing can be infectious throughout the program.
But... don’t discount Mike Elston’s move back to Recruiting Coordinator as a big part of Notre Dame’s current success as the #4 team in the 247 Composite Team Rankings. Elston was instrumental in the creation of the Pot of Gold Day back in March that was widely celebrated as a huge success.
ESPN, ACC Network announce documentary looking at Notre Dame’s year of conference football
Notre Dame football is an independent program. They had been for a century before last year, and they are now once again. For one season, though, they were an ACC football program. It took extraordinary, unprecedented circumstances for that to happen, of course, with the pandemic forcing most major conferences to abandon non-conference opponents. That Read more The post ESPN, ACC Network announce documentary looking at Notre Dame’s year of conference football appeared first on Awful Announcing.
And now... Notre Dame is engaged in a national billboard campaign that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Giant billboards have gone up in the hometown’s of current Notre Dame players and they state emphatically, “I chose Notre Dame.”
It’s a strong move for recruiting, but it’s also a really nice compliment to the players that are up on those billboards. It’s also proof that Notre Dame is getting MORE serious about its recruiting effort, and I think we can all celebrate that.
Here are some of the ones up around the country:
Kyle Hamilton in Atlanta.
With tears in my eyes— Greg Flammang (@greg2126)
Osita Ekwonu in Charlotte.
Billboard recruiting in ACC country.— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown)
Jayson Ademilola and Justin Ademilola in New Jersey.
Things To Learn: As always, Notre Dame’s QBs will drive the Blue-Gold Game conversation, but look further
Three quarterbacks will warrant watching in Notre Dame's spring finale, but equal attention should go to the receivers and young offensive line tomorrow (12:30 ET; Peacock).One of those portended what was to come, the other could not have been less impactful when the backup quarterback was thrown into the mix in an adverse moment.
Here’s another — this time it’s billboard recruiting in New Jersey. I love these moves by Notre Dame.— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown)
Gabe Rubio in St. Louis.
I throw down for my city! Reppin tha Lou at 70 & Lindbergh!
— Gabriel Rubio (@GabeRubio97) ☘️
And there are plenty of others out there as well. It’s really a job well done on many different levels at Notre Dame.
We also found these floating around...
An old billboard with Moose Krause in Chicago.
Samwise Gamgee in the Shire is ready to walk-on.
Mickey O’Neil... from whereabout unknown.
Inigo Montoya in Florin by way of Spain.
Uhtred Son of Uhtred is marching all the way from Bebbanburg.
Let us know if you see any more!
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 97 Gabriel Rubio, early-enrolled freshman defensive tackle the size of a ‘Volkswagen’ .
Listed measurements: 6-foot-5 ¼, 289 pounds. 2021-22 year, eligibility: An early-enrolled freshman this spring, Rubio has four years of eligibility remaining, a clock that may begin this year despite the four-game eligibility exception. Depth chart: When Notre Dame moved fifth-year Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa to end from tackle, it did so in part because there is an expectation Rubio can contribute from the outset. He will be behind senior Jayson Ademilola and sophomore Rylie Mills, but the Irish prefer to get as much use out of their defensive line depth as they can, as exhibited by Mills’ appearing in nine games last season.