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Friday, September 26, 2014

Deja vu....? I feel like we've been here before.. GO IRISH!

Something just seems very familiar about this season?...

It's always.."But wait till they play _________."


 "When they play ________ they  will get tested!"


"We won't know who they are until they play ________."

This is old hat for Notre Dame fans, until we stand holding
the trophy we will NEVER receive the respect we deserve
because...We are Notre Dame!

It's like all the people that "HATE" on that one guy that
graduated with them from High School, that actually  
accomplished something...

It wasn't his work ethic...."He got lucky!"

It wasn't his dedication to his craft..."He met the right people!"

It wasn't being a good businessman..."It was, right
place right time!"

You want respect?...You gotta SHOW UP!


We beat Purdue...I was there!
That's what we were SUPPOSED to do!
Lucky "Maddy Marie" necklace and all!

So what did INDY prove to us...Well one thing is,
this is NOT the 2012 squad!

That we do, what we should do, to teams that are not on our
level...We beat them, and it's not even close!

We beat them...

The same margin of victory for other squads is 
"DESTROYING" someone...for ND it's 

A Washington State team that LOST to Rutgers,
and then LOST to Nevada takes the Ducks 
to the brink of destruction and what....


"Marriotia is a Heisman champion!" 
vs Washington State? by a TD??

LSU losses to an UNRANKED team at home 
and what?....Not a peep? 

But ND shuts out Purdue in the 2nd half and wins by 
more than 2 TDs and we..."Struggled" ?

Not a word about their 2nd TD being off a
fumble in the red zone??? 

We beat the teams on our schedule walking away, 
that we should beat WALKING AWAY!

3 games so far this season, entering the 4th 
quarter, NONE were even close!

That's the difference between 2012 and today...

That's what I expect to see Saturday...but we have to realize
that there are 2 sets of standards in college football..

We beat Purdue on a "neutral site" by 16 and we were

Oregon had "INJURIES"

ND was playing without :


Amir for 1/2

Not a word on ESPN about our "injuries"?

We shut Michigan out at home in an "historic" game
and...The game was "Closer than the score showed."?
"Michigan had 4 turnovers!" -Howard
Yeah...we were leading 21-0 before the 
1st one!

This is the college football world we live in, so you have
to stop and step away and do some "analytical" 
research to form an "educated" opinion of the 
state of Notre Dame football.

What have we learned so far? 

We have no clue yet how this team will react to:
1. Hostile environment
2. We have O line issues
3. We have 5 players in "LIMBO"
4. Injuries
5. Can we come from behind?
6. Can we close out a close 4th quarter game?

We are a work in progress right now...We've proved only 
one thing so far...WE BEAT WHO WE SHOULD BEAT!

Now...moving forward do we beat teams that are on our
level...Or maybe a step above?

Who steps up when adversity shows it's ugly head? 

We have allowed 1 TD in the 2nd half in our first 3 games!
Are we really that good at 1/2 time adjustments?

Is Van Gorder as good as we hope he is?

Is Everett as good as we think he is?

We have questions, and we will take one step closer to answering 
them on Saturday night vs Syracuse!

Who is Syracuse?
We know they are good at the Freshmen 15!

They've played the 78th Strength of Schedule
They have impressive wins vs:

Central Michigan..but so did Kansas..?

They beat Villanova by 1 pt...
(yes in football!)

Then got beat pretty well by Maryland!
Who may just be the worst team in 
the Big Ten...I know, that's hard to believe!

They are 54th vs the pass

They are 26th vs the run

And..the O seems like they can 
score...vs? Who they'e played?

This game for me is like thowing spaghetti
against a wall...let's see what sticks!
We need to "experiment" a bit with Cuse!

Try a guy here and there and see how it
works out!

Get Tori some touches, get the O line fixed!

Throw some things in the game plan you've not
tried, and see how they work!

Get the game out of hand early...and let Malik
close it out throwing the ball around! no point do I feel I know how to coach, 
but from my pub I have two eyes and some things 
have jumped out to me!

First thing?...It's time feed the BEAST!

Let's take a walk through our 11 offensive possessions.

Drive one: FOLSTON: Great field position, Folston had
a few good runs...ends in TD!

Drive Two: CAM: stalled drive missed field goal

Drive Three: BRYANT: Starts on our 20, Huge
plays from Bryant, we get to the ONE foot line
can't punch it in..ends in points FG!

Drive Four: FOLSTON: After the Purdue fumble,
we fumble and hand the ball right back!

Drive Five: CAM: He lines up in the back field for ONE
run for 4 yards...Golson goes 5 wide we score TD!

Drive Six: FOLSTON: Holding call costs us big..PUNT

Drive Seven: BRYANT: We start on our 38, few good
carries HUGE 3rd down catch to convert, and we score..TD

Drive Eight: CAM: punt

Drive Nine: FOLSTON: We start on our 30, has few good
carries, great screen pass illegal formation call
costs us, and we kick a FG...Points!

Drive Ten: BRYANT: After Butlers pick we are on
Purdue's heres the "X FACTOR" of Bryant
even being on the field...We run read option and Golson
takes off for yards...The D when he's in the game focuses
on him, and even when he doesn't touch the ball he
makes an IMPACT!...FG points!!

Drive Eleven: CAM: Joe's pick puts us in a position to
just end the game by taking a knee..we run 3 plays
and PUNT!

I may not be a coach...but I can see a play maker when I see one!


I love Cam..don't get me wrong..but until Bryant needs
a break, and Folston is outta breath...let him watch, then
bring him in to close the game!

We are about to have the opportunity to make
statements on the national stage!

Let's get our issues worked out so we
can do exactly that!

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