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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Just when I thought I was out....YOU PULLED ME BACK IN! GO IRISH!

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 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!

Followed by:
North Texas?
Kansas Weis-Hawks?
Iowa State? 3? 
Texas Tech who couldn't stop air? 
Oklahoma State

Okay..who were the losses?

Arkansas...really badly.
K-State...shut out.
Oklahoma..respectable showing!
UCLA..respectable showing!
BYU..really badly

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 
set in...

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
from VanGorder!

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 
the Longhorns!


***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

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