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Will Yeatman To Transfer

December 15, 2008

It’s not quite official, but The Journal-Gazette is reporting that Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman will transfer from Notre Dame.

Although no school was mentioned in the article, rumors have surrounded this situation for about a week now. Most of those rumors have Will transferring to North Carolina to play both football and lacrosse.

Will had a bumpy ride at Notre Dame with a DUI arrest last spring and a minor consumption charge after the Michigan State game. I’m not sure how much these events played into his decision, or if a glimpse at the future depth chart and seeing Kyle Rudolph and Mike Ragone the most likely starters in 2009 swayed him. In any case, this is not a huge loss for the football program. The lacrosse team may disagree.

Will had only 8 catches for 43 yards in his career at Notre Dame.

This certainly opens up a chance for Joseph Fauria, Tyler Eifert, and Jake Golic to compete in 2009 as the 3rd tight end.

Good luck to Will in his future endeavors.

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Trouble Brewing…

September 22, 2008

Tight end Will Yeatman and center Mike Golic Jr. were arrested early this morning for underage consumption. sigh
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Careful…

June 19, 2008

Continuing the Wu Am I Series, or whatever else I feel like calling it. Just a reminder that this is a list of 36 players of impact. I feel that with a multiple formation and personal offense AND defense, that listing a traditional depth chart is kind of boring and inaccurate.

Time to open up 2 more chambers. But be careful, danger awaits…

Pat Kuntz #96

Defensive Tackle/Nose Tackle
6’3″ 290 lbs.
Senior
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wu-Name: Loose Lipped Controller

He’s back. After doing whatever it was that needed to be done, Pat Kuntz has returned to Notre Dame as a student and a football player after taking classes at Ivy Tech. (Not in the Ivy League). Pat is a returning starter at nose tackle and was a bright spot for Irish fans as his personality outshined the team and he quickly became a fan favorite. Pat figures to be a very large part of a defensive line that is very unproven. Word around campus is that ND will lean more to the 4-3 fronts as opposed to the 3-4. This will mean that Kuntz will play more at his now natural DT position, as opposed to what he may play as a DE, taking over the spot left by Trevor Laws. Here’s to hoping that Pat will don the mohawk and straight body slam opposing players.

Will Yeatman #84
Tight End
6’6″ 255 lbs.
Junior
San Diego, California
Wu-Name: Erratic Assassin

After suffering an embarrassing DUI arrest because Will was too drunk to know the difference between a sidewalk and a road (or should I say too drunk to care), he is back with the team and ready to compete for playing time after watching Mike Ragone take 99.9% of the snaps in the spring. What some people may not figure is that there are two TE’s play different types of TE in Weis’s system. Therefore, William will play quite a bit and make a major impact on the Irish . Will is very athletic as he kicks ass as a Lacrosse stud for the Fighting Irish as well. It’s great the caliber of player back that Yeatman is, and I suspect he will have a good season. On another note, I am extremely happy that a player can fuck up like Will did, and not have to watch his life get completely fucked up. Kudo’s to Weis and the administration for ending this whateverness. (RPN- had the same thing happen to him, but it was during the season and that ended abruptly). Be Careful…Click-Click.

Two For One

May 28, 2008

The Irish depth chart gets a little shakeup this week. Defensive End Pat Kuntz and Tight End Will Yeatman are back with the Irish. Which is a huge. Most fans expected them to return, but nothing is final until it is… well, final. These two are returning as the most likely starters at their positions. (Yeatman plays a different type of TE than Ragone. Both will have ample playing time.)

The Irish do lose a player, however, in redshirt freshman ILB Aaron Nagel. Nagel has decided to transfer to another school as he felt that he was buried on the depth chart.

Here is a link to a free article at BlueAndGold.com about Nagel’s decision.

The only comment I have is a small warning. The Irish are walking into 2008 with 7 unused scholarships after Nagel leaves. People talk about how transfers are a sign of a healthy program… The lesser quality players leave and it opens up scholarships for more elite prospects. I call bullshit. Maybe in 2010 this is a viable answer, but not in 2008 after a 3-9 year and 7 schollies under the limit. We are not talking about a a soon to be junior that will never see the field. This is a soon to be sophomore with 4 years of eligibility left. It isn’t the end of the world and yes, Nagel would probably be buried on the depth chart come August, but you never know. I am glad that he is leaving on good terms and it doesn’t devastate the program, but I am not doing jumping jacks either. Depth wins championships ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Good luck to Aaron, who will be deciding to attend either Northwestern (where his brother will be a frosh), Vanderbilt, or Illinois.

Welcome back Pat and Will. Prepare for skunkbear hunting.

Sidewalks Are Not Roads

February 29, 2008

College is a place for learning. It’s just that, sometimes, the learning is done outside of the classroom. Will Yeatman is finding this out on his own. Will just learned that sidewalks are definitely not roads, even when you’re wasted.

Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI and reckless driving stemming from a Jan. 28 arrest on campus.
Yeatman’s plea is part of a deferred sentencing agreement filed Monday in St. Joseph County (Ind.) Superior Court. According to court documents, Yeatman pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor for DUI — operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 but less than .15 — as well as a Class B misdemeanor for reckless driving.
As part of the agreement, a third charge, misdemeanor criminal recklessness, was dismissed.
Notre Dame police arrested Yeatman at 2:49 a.m. on Jan. 28 after he allegedly drove his car on a campus sidewalk. The sophomore, who also plays lacrosse for the Fighting Irish, was indefinitely suspended from both the football and lacrosse teams.
The plea agreement requires Yeatman to complete court-recommended counseling or treatment, pay all supervisory costs of the program and submit urine tests to the After the Crime program. He must pay for and install a Breathalyzer in his car for 180 days and would violate the agreement if he has a reading of more than .02 percent or attempts to start the car with a reading of more than .04 percent.
Yeatman also must attend a victim impact panel called “Bryan’s Legacy,” where victims of drunk driving or the survivors of victims discuss their stories.
The terms are standard for misdemeanor DUI cases, said Catherine Wilson, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office.
If Yeatman fulfills the terms and doesn’t commit a crime during the one-year agreement, the state will dismiss the DUI charge and enter a conviction for misdemeanor reckless driving, which can carry a jail sentence of up to 180 days. He’s scheduled to appear in court Feb. 25, 2009, for a status hearing.
Football coach Charlie Weis was traveling Thursday and unavailable for comment, according to sports information director Brian Hardin. When asked about Yeatman on Feb. 8, Weis said, “I hope he’s back with us this season.”
Yeatman, a San Diego native, caught six passes for 37 yards last season and was expected to compete for the starting spot at tight end after
John Carlson‘s graduation.

-Adam Rittenburg, ESPN