ND has a DE from Germany committed in this class.
Have to think it is hard for coaches to look at kids for the first time ever and probably having no background info on kids like this to really feel good about a kid when they have so much info on the ones that they have been recruiting for months and years . I wonder if they send out any tape or at least background info on these kids before they show up. .
We need some Canadians on our team first.
We tried that once. It didn’t work.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
That was when Canadians were all wussy like Celine Dion. Now Canadians are hard like Justin Bieber
I worked in my yard for four hours today. I needed a good chuckle. Much appreciated.
We tried it once as well, and it seems to have worked out fine so far. I suppose some of that depends on where in Canada they come from; they play US rules in BC high schools.
Back around 2006-ish, we had two Canadians starting on the line at the same time. Sadly, I can't recall the names, and I'm way too lazy to research, but the truth is out there.
My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)
many countries in Europe offer free or low-cost college.
What a novel concept. Wouldn't it be nice to graduate from college without a mountain of debt...
It’s free in Sweden. As is medical care (essentially after a minor copay). There is a trade off, though. Income tax rates are around 50% as opposed to 30%. I’m a believer in capitalism moreso than socialism (not trying to make a political statement, merely supporting my point), but it’s socialism that works.
I would be more than willing to pay 20% more in taxes to receive free medical care and college. I, too, have a lot more I could say on the subject but will let it go.
A heavily funded welfare state-NOT socialism-works in ethnically and socially homogeneous countries of only a few million citizens. Instead of spending their state oil revenues on mosques and bling like the Saudis, the Norwegians spend it on healthcare and social programs-for only 3 million or so people. By many measures, the Scandinavian countries have LESS government regulation and a freer business climate than the United States, they just tax everything at 60%. That's the difference between a welfare state and 'socialism". Many people confuse the two rather badly.
Agree. Again, not a political discussion, but it works when your have the culture for it to work. When you have people that want to wield power and dictate to the population, you get Russia and Venezuela.
Norway is around 5 million now. The government is rich from all of the revenue from the west coast oil fields. Their government was smart because they wouldn't let Shell, BP, etc. drill there unless the government got a substantial cut of the money.
As for Sweden, they've always had a policy of encouraging high-end jobs in education, e.g. STEM subjects. I have several Swedish friends in the telecom industry. They're all very well educated and make a lot of money. That's how they can pay high tax rates.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
And maybe even be able to get sick without going bankrupt, too...
ut some of them did receive offers from other Football Bowl Subdivision schools that were in attendance, including Rutgers, Akron and Kent State.
Rutgers has been demoted?
Jim Harbaugh is to coaching what Lou Glutz is to Motor sales.
I think you are confusing FBS with FCS schools. Ohio State is in the FBS also, along with Rutgers, Akron, and Kent State.
The pic of the TE from Sweden says he weighs 235.... no way.
Australia already produces many players ... mostly kickers Put some bangers on the barbie and have a VB. G'day mate.
The biggest star in the Aussie rules pro league-forget his name-signed w/ the 49ers as a RB a couple years ago, but was never heard from again on this side of the Pacific.
This was the first time I’ve heard about this program. What’s great opportunity for these kids.
I'm surprised there aren't more kickers from overseas. You see the occasional Aussie, but you'd think with everyone in Europe, South/Central America etc growing up kicking a soccer ball, it woulnd't be hard to find a bunch of good kickers overseas.
I'm sure some of these guys can play, but you don't have any film on them against decent competition so you have no idea how they perform when the bullets really fly.
I think this is a great idea. Notre Dame has a couple of international players on the roster, and so far they are working out very well. Chase Claypool is Canadian and looks like he's headed for a great senior year. Jordan Genmark Heath is Swedish, a junior, and will probably be at the top of the depth chart at WILL this year.
I think it's good for the game to have these kids coming over here and getting opportunities to play at the top level.
A lot of these kids will probably end up playing at boarding schools here in the states, in fact some already are in PA and WV.
This kid is from Austria:
He has two other European native teammates playing at D-2 schools this upcoming year, all from Linsly. Kiski Prep in WPA also has a slew of these guys on their roster.
I'm all for finding the next Cam Johnston for sure.
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