Sometimes in life our feelings have double meanings,
we can say one thing then COMPLETELY go the other direction!
That's why I've always been a "Follow my actions...not my
words" kinda guy.
I was out...I was outta the "blogging" business...due to
weird little message board heroes that would actually
get mad at me if we'd lose...?
Some went as far as using other friends message
board names to post stories about me that were...
Don't get me wrong..very entertaining but about as
accurate as a North Korean motivation video!
Then the "FANDOM" of Notre Dame got me also!
The trials and tribulations of rooting for a program
that actually respects the game and has a moral compass!
The icing on this cake was the insane HOPE!
That we'd actually have a selection committee that
would change the ethics of an already corrupt system!
We traded the devil we knew (BCS) for the devil
we had no idea about...
I thought..."NOW we will finally come closer
to leveling the playing field!..." We will eliminate
the ability to "cupcake" your way to games you don't
deserve to play in!!
No more beating up on San Jose State and thinking your
earning your spot...
And....REALITY sunk in... We have athletic directors that get
"revenue" sharing on the committee.. We have ESPN
saying small "Christian" schools don't "travel well"...
I kinda thought we might have a problem, when Archie
Manning wanted NO PART of the job...
And here we are...Same place we started...Looking
at the real selection committee...
So...I'll focus on what I care about...NOTRE DAME!
I'll focus on the team that can show the country that
you dont' have to cut those corners...
You dont' have to
cupcake that schedule!
When a player screws up...You can punish him,
because you care about player enough to punish him!
You can graduate young men and prepare them
for the world..even if that world is in a boardroom and
not on a football field!
You can set the standard, and who knows...Maybe others
will take notice and follow?
Maybe the committee will notice and realize, what the sport is,
and why it was created...
But hey..."You may say I'm a dreamer...
But I'm not the only one!" LOL
I'm done...On to the WEEK AT HAND!
On to THE 2015 Notre Dame FIGHTING IRISH!
On to....What's for dinner!
BEVO courtesy of Texas.
Okay...So who is Texas?
First let me say I have respect for Charlie Strong,
I thing he's cleaning up the program and respects
the game...With that being said he's gonna need a few
more seasons to get it back to "Mack Brown" type play!
2014 Texas was a 6-7 team
There were glimpses of greatness...like the W over WVU.
But there were more harsh realities that made the Longhorn
faithful I'm sure have nightmares at night..
Now granted they played a pretty brutal SOS!
West Virginia was BY FAR their best win!
Iowa State?...by 3?
Texas Tech who couldn't stop air?
Okay..who were the losses?
It was a rough year...they were just not in A LOT of games!
They return 13 starters, that has I do believe turned into 11
due to injuries...and will be throwing 3-4 TRUE freshmen
at a very veteran Notre Dame team...
Ranked 106th in Scoring offense
Ranked 98th in Rushing offense
Ranked 88th in passing offense
So it's safe to say that they are not great on that
side of the ball and have struggled to find a QB!
Ranked 31st in Scoring defense
Ranked 59th in rushing defense
Ranked 11th in passing defense
So..more respectable, but in their losses they
average giving up over 31st per game...
I think what we will see Saturday is two ICONIC
programs in different stages of development...
Your gonna see a "healthy" Notre Dame defense that
averaged allowing 12 pts per game until the injury bug
Your gonna see depth...speed and players familiar
with a system that isn't new to them.
Your gonna see a single caller who understands his
role, and the success he can have vs ANY DEFENSE
if he just does his job...he's 1 of 11 and he
just needs to play within that system!
We saw "average" QB play can win
championships last season...
We will see an O-Line that will make NFL scouts
set up and take notice...And a running back benefiting
from that chemistry..
We will see a wide receiver core that has no weak link..that
can hurt you in multiple ways...
No more.."We got Floyd and everyone else."
We will see the best Linebacker in the game flying
around like a tiger on a wounded gazelle!
You'll see a secondary that is opportunistic and hungry!
You'll see scheme and stunts, and stunts and scheme
Your gonna see the future of Notre Dame football Saturday!
The range and skill of Alize Jones..
The speed and size of Equanimeous St.Brown.
The elusiveness of CJ Sanders!
The precision of Justin Yoon...
You will see what it's taken Brian Kelly years to
And it's gonna be one hell of a show!
So sit back say a prayer for health and happiness of
our players and watch them UNLEASH HELL on
GO IRISH & GOD BLESS!
***Just a "friendly reminder"..these are my "opinions"
this was written not for the "War and Peace" crowd so
I'm sure there are grammar issues...
Guess what...I DON'T CARE!
If you don't like it...go read about Caitlyn Jenner!