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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Chad Bowden | In Focus | The Podcast

May 13, 2022

All week here at Irish Sports Daily, we’ve been giving you a closer look at Notre Dame Director of Recruiting Chad Bowden.

We’ve looked at his backstory, how he plans to recruit at a national championship-level, his thoughts on NIL and more.

We did an in-depth interview with Bowden and spoke with friends, coaches and the parents of current recruits. Now, we’ve weaved it all together into podcast form for you.


0:00 Intro
1:25 Jac Collinsworth & Chad Bowden Backstory
6:50 Bowden on the lessons he’s learned from his parents
8:18 Bowden & Collinsworth on wanting to be better than their dads
12:00 Bowden is called back to football by former coach Evan Dreyer
16:05 Internship with Miami Dolpins leads to internship at Cincinnati
17:38 Bowden makes decision to follow Marcus Freeman to Notre Dame
18:29 April Pendleton talks about the role Bowden played in the recruitment of her son
21:15 Bowden on Freeman’s offseason hires
22:44 Bowden’s initial thoughts on recruiting at Notre Dame
24:39 Bowden on the importance of getting in on kids early
26:00 Collinsworth on Bowden as a friend
26:30 Glynn James on why Bowden is “the glue”
28:39 Pendleton on how to know who is truly genuine and who isn’t
29:43 Dreyer on a 14-year-old Bowden being his assistant coach & babysitter
31:40 Bowden on NIL and showing kids what really matters
35:22 Why the future at Notre Dame is so bright

Chad Bowden | In Focus | Backstory Pt. I

Chad Bowden | In Focus | Backstory Pt. II

Chad Bowden | In Focus | Recruiting Championships

Chad Bowden | In Focus | Talking (Or Not Talking) NIL

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