Archive for the ‘Grimes’ Category

Sitting In My Living Room On A Beach Chair

December 9, 2008

The Captains talk about the impending Hawai’i Bowl and its impact on them and their families.

Ice Cream Men

July 9, 2008

Another Wu Am I post for all of you Killah Bees out there.

Duval Kamara #18
Wide Receiver
6′ 5″ 225 lbs.
Sophomore
Hoboken, New Jersey
Wu-Name: Pesty Conqueror
Duval came to Notre Dame as a highly rated recruit last year. His high school offense ran a version of the “Wing T” and some analysts were unsure if Duval was worthy of such a high ranking as a WR when he was also a tremendous safety prospect as well. Well, he proved any nay sayers wrong as he worked his way up the depth chart and became a very good player in his first year.
Kamara is in the same mold as former Irish WR Maurice Stovall. His height and muscle mass allow him to get physical separation and jump up for the ball and snatch it from above the defender.
Really look for Kamara to develop into the Fighting Irish’s #1 WR from the first whistle of the pre-season, all the way through to the end of the year. He will benefit greatly if Clausen stays healthy and they nurture a trust relationship. Kamara can and should be the player Clausen goes to when ND needs a big catch.
I think he is going to be a motherfucking BEAST in 2008.
David Grimes #11
Wide Receiver
5′ 10″ 175 lbs
Senior
Detroit, Michigan
Wu-Name: Sweaty Butcher
David Grimes enters the 2008 season as the most veteran WR on the Irish roster and he was voted as the offensive captain. Grimes spent most of his career for the Irish as a slot option, but due to a lack of proven play makers at the WR position, David was put in as the #1 WR to start the 2007 season.
Grimes is a very quick and sure handed WR that runs very precise and good routes. Throughout his time at ND he has made some very difficult catches and the Fighting Irish will definitely need that ability to produce as they try to re-establish themselves as a power throughout the sky.
This year, David should see his production greatly improve as he should be playing his natural position in the slot with players such as Kamara, Parris, and even true freshman Mike Floyd available to Notre Dame to use on the outside.

Fight Club…WR Edition

February 20, 2007

The first position battle the Subway Domer is going to analyze are the Wide Receivers. First, let me just say, this is no real attempt to say who is going to start on Saturdays this fall. All we are doing here is breaking down the spots a wee bit and putting a projection on what we would like to see. I will only be referring to the players enrolled at ND right now and available for the spring game. We have no logical dissertation of the other 15 freshman until late summer.

WIDE RECEIVER

The Players
  • David Grimes
  • D.J. Hord
  • Robby Parris
  • Richard Jackson
  • Barry Gallup
  • George West
  • Darrin Bragg

This position has great depth. It also has a lot of questions and inexperience. The absolut lock is David Grimes. He showed a lot of promise as the 3rd WR in last years formations. He caught 26 balls for 336 yds. and 2 TD as the 4th leading receiver on the team. Those aren’t great stats, but when the top 3 were Samardzija, McKnight, Walker, and Carlson- he took what he got. He made some crucial catches in the UCLA game that really elevated him.

The next 2 leading WR from last year that are returning is West and Parris. They COMBINED for 3 receptions for 21 yards and no TDs. (West did score a TD against Purdue on a WR reverse). That doesn’t make me feel like jumping with joy about what lies ahead with a new QB at the helm.

However, D.J. Hord returns after missing all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon. He may be that HR threat we have all been looking for him to be. IF he really is 100%. We don’t have any real information on the others and won’t until after the Spring Game.

BALLERS

  • Grimes
  • Hord
  • Jackson

I have no real reason to claim Jackson as the 3rd WR. Just a hunch that he may become a beast. I’ve had hunches before and it always seems 50/50.

Mitch’s Take: No idea. Grimes definitely. After that the other 2 spots are a toss up. He was a worrier about Samardzija and thought he was a pile of dung the first 2 years. Was pleasantly surprised when Jeff turned out to be our best player after Quinn. He sees someone stepping up but it is way to early to tell. Ask again in October.