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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sometimes you win technically...Sometimes you have to knock someone out!

Every boxer knows, certain guys you can dance with
and win...Certain guys you have to KNOCK OUT!

That's just the sport!

But at the end of the do you know the difference?

I mean Buster Douglas had ONE GOOD FIGHT!

So you research...

Who has this guy fought?

What are his strengths?

What are his weaknesses?

Who has he beat..and who has beat him?

And the most important thing...don't get excited, if 
there is nothing to be excited about!

That's what happened last week!

Notre Dame had "a day at the office" and dispatched 
Temple with ease and precision!

If you get attacked by an eighty year old man who 
can barely walk..there is no reason to pound his head 
in the ground like you're in the UFC!

And, "Confidence" can help but it also can hurt!

Temple was what it was...An inferior match-up, that we 
knew we could win running about 10 plays in our play book,
playing base D, and without worry!

No need to beat our chest!

They were a 4-8 team last year, that lost 
talent and finished the year with... 

The 107th ranked Offense..hence 6 points!

90th ranked Defense..hence 3 touchdown drives
in under 400 seconds combined!

All this with the 64th ranked strength of schedule!

Now that means 63 teams in college football played 
a tougher slate of competition! 

No need to pound their head in the ground!
Especially, a first year head coach, in his first game!

Now...on to our challengers! 

Michigan beat a very similar old man!

They dispatched Central Michigan a 7-6 team
last year that lost talent and finished the year with...

The 67th ranked Offense..hence 9 points!

The 94th ranked defense...hence the 59 points!

But here's where it gets fun...

All this, with the..

122nd ranked Strength of Schedule!
ONE TEAMS played a tougher slate of 


So..they boot stomped an old defenseless man
in his pajamas!

That's just what Central Michigan was!

Now, for our mouth breathing friends from the Michigan 
boards that troll me like paparazzi following around 
a Kardashian!

Feel free to click any of the links below to check 
my research!

So...don't get to excited!

Michigan is a good team!
Don't get me wrong...clearly the best team in the Big 10

But... They are a year away from where we are right now!

Last year they averaged rushing 185 yards per game...that's 4.8
 yards per carry...Take away Denard's 1266 yards and
 7.15 yards per carry,and they don't 
look nearly as stout!

Rushing the ball will be interesting for Michigan!

They will start a red shirt sophomore Miller at Center 
and a red shirt freshmen Kalis at RG,
red shirt sophomore WALK ON Glasgow at LG...


So they pass?... 
Well, Gardner on paper looked very 
impressive last season...But, the problem is the stats came 
vs Minnesota..Northwestern and Iowa?

When they played O$U and SC, he was shut down!
Less than 55% completions!

Oh..and the old man they played last week...picked him off twice!

From what I've seen...pressure is his kryptonite

Pressure from places like...
The land of Tuitt and Nix!

But a little "inside info" for ya.. Be ready for a scheme,
on Saturday night that you've never seen!!!

Be ready to see ears pinned back and things flying in from 
all different angles!

And..HOPEFULLY better inside Linebacker play!

That was my only complaint!
1st half inside linebacker communication!

This game will be determined by 2 things!


I think Hoke has made some big coaching mistakes
 that cost Michigan games!

Last year Michigan was PUSHING around Ohio State!
When they had Denard and Gardner on the field they moved the 
ball at will...2nd half they didn't run a SINGLE play with 
them both on the field at the same time!...
Lost the game due to coaching!

South Carolina...that game was over...Drop 8 rush 3 and call it a day!
But that last TD that sealed the was horrible coaching!
Lost the game due to coaching!

If your not wearing a head set...are you supposed to guess what
the plays are?

Great asst. coaches...Above average head coach!

Now on to playmakers!

Look...I'm not the only one who sees it this way!
Ask the experts at ESPN!

The Notre Dame Defense is what it is!

It might bend...but it won't break!

They will be stingy with the points...and they will challenge
your kicking game...cause crossing the end zone is not easy! took a pass interference call AND
ruffing the passer to get the ball to the one foot line for 
Temple...they celebrated their TD for about 30 seconds...the time 
it took to kick off and hit Troy Niklas for a 66 yard TD!

My excitement is, for the first time in years we have 

We have an offense with the ability to do as much damage as 
our defense!

Tommy Rees is a captain out there!

He runs the ship...knows the game, and has a football IQ that
would challenge most head coaches!

What he lacks in flash he makes up for in brains!

FIRST PLAY OF THE YEAR was an audible for 50 yards!

And now...he's got a flight crew around him!

Davaris Daniels- Future NFL WR

TJ Jones- Futre NFL WR

Troy Niklas- 6'7 Future NFL TE

Chris Brown- 4.3 speed with great hands WR

Amir Carlisle- Speed and Wiggle from the pistol

This unit will score..and score... 
When they want, and how they want!

Expect to see Bryant early in the game from what I'm being told,
with a good helping of Amir in several different positions!

 This is the difference...balance..coaching and playmakers!

I expect this game to be close...until about the 4th quarter!

This game will be the measuring stick for both programs!

I expect Michigan to still go on and win the Big 10...but the home winning 
streak?....Well we will see!

So take your Saturday...spend some time with the family 
crack open a fresh bottle of the J!
And toast to Notre Dame, signing the extension to wrap up the 
best coach in the country...not named Saban!

In closing I'd like to leave you with this...

Notre Dame will enjoy it's Success this season...But at the 
end of the's football...

 What is Success?

Success is to laugh often and much...
To win the respect of intelligent people and the 
affection of children...
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the 
betrayal of false friends..
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others..
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy 
child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition...

To know even one life has breathed easier because you 
have lived...

This is to have succeeded!


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