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Hickory Huskers

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  1. Well not every single play ever called in the red zone has been bad, but when your team is consistently failing to score touchdowns from inside the 20, playcalling in general is poor.
  2. Most of those yards are on plays that went wide. Those yards are tougher to get inside the 10 because the corners and safeties are playing up so close. Whether it be blocking scheme or the O-line just not being talented enough, running inside has been a weakness.
  3. Are we talking about the final 3rd down play? My seat was directly behind the end zone and that was a pretty much impossible catch for anybody not named Odell. It was a horrible decision to throw there.
  4. I've been saying this for years. Kelly's playcalling in the red zone is horrible. Way too many field goals that should be touchdowns, and way too many turnovers that should be field goals. First and goal from the 10 with under 2 minutes left in a 3 point game, the defense is 100% expecting a run. Play action pass is an easy TD there. I know ND will not fire Kelly, but I will be thrilled if he moves on to the NFL.
  5. 1. Jon Gruden 2. Mark Dantonio 3. Mike Stoops 4. David Cutcliffe 5. Jim Mora
  6. No, I'm from Indiana. Hickory Huskers was the name of the team in the movie Hoosiers.
  7. I don't think BK ever leaves ND for another college job, but Colin Cowherd did float the idea today of the NY Giants letting Coughlin go and pursuing BK very hard. I 100% endorse that idea.
  8. My wife and I are going, but due to the weather probably getting there not long before kickoff instead of wandering campus for a few hours like we normally do. If anybody is going and has three people or less in their party, we have a Stadium lot parking pass with three extra seats open in our vehicle and wouldn't mind carpooling to share in the cost. These suckers are expensive! Also have an extra pair of tickets in Sec. 124 if anybody is interested.
  9. Don't you know how stories work? Three years ago it was from the 19, now it was inside the 10, in a couple more years it will be inside the 5, and eventually it will be from the 1.
  10. I was already on board with BK pursuing an NFL or another college position. The NW game just solidified that. I don't know if he'd com, but D'Antonio is by far my #1 choice.
  11. How would LSU ever get close to 600 yards if Golson keeps fumbling them the ball at the ND 10 yard line?
  12. Going for two was the dumbest thing I've seen a coach do since back in 2010 when I saw a coach call a fade route from the opponents 10 yard line with under a minute left down one, only needing a field goal to win.
  13. OK, well let's do that. Sagarin rating of ND vs MSU opponents ND Rank Rank MSU Stanford 26 17 Nebraska North Carolina 60 66 Jacksonville St Michigan 70 70 Michigan Syracuse 74 80 Indiana Rice 79 81 Purdue Purdue 81 116 Wyoming Navy 83 208 Eastern Michigan So only in their toughest game did MSU play a tougher opponent (though not by nearly as much as people think just looking at Nebraska and Stanford's records). The schedule gets progressively more difficult for ND as you go towards the bottom.
  14. A majority of "expert picks" had Michigan beating ND. Oops.
  15. The SEC has mastered OOC scheduling to their advantage. Most of their teams play only FCS and very weak FBS teams. There are some games against good power five teams, but those usually happen at "neutral" sites that happen to be in SEC states where there is a clear home advantage. Very rarely do you get an SEC team playing a quality opponent in a true road game, such as Auburn at K State this year. The net result is that between the 14 SEC teams, you end up with an aggregate OOC record of 50-6 or sometimes even better than that. Then, when those conference teams start playing each other
  16. They did crack down a bit on scheduling when they made the computers 1/3 of the factor in the BCS standings, but now that is out the window with the new system. My idea is to have a hybrid of the old BCS standings and the new committee. At the end of the season, the top two in the BCS standings automatically qualify for the playoff, and the committee gets to select the other two teams, but only from teams ranked 3-6 in the BCS standings. The committee also gets to seed the teams.
  17. Copied over from a different thread: Real honest assessment of the 1-loss teams, gaps reflect close groupings of teams. 1. Auburn - Only loss is to the #1 team and quality OOC road win at KSU 2. Oregon - High quality OOC win vs MSU plus put up 45 on Stanford 3. Alabama - Very good on the eye test but no top quality wins yet 4. Kansas State - Close loss to Auburn plus look like the best B12 team 5. Notre Dame - No top quality wins but "best loss" vs FSU 6. Michigan State - Yeah Nebraska is 6-1 but isn't really that good 7. Baylor - Because they beat TCU 8. TCU - Most overrated
  18. I think an 8 team playoff would be terrible. I would like to see this revision to the four-team playoff however: Bring back the BCS rankings. At the end of the season, the teams ranked 1-2 automatically qualify for the playoff (but the committee does not have to seed those teams first and second). The committee selects the other two teams, but only from the teams ranked 3-6 in the final BCS standings. This prevents the committee from going "off the grid" to make up their own wild-*** criteria that don't at all match the human or computer rankings. If some team (even if that team happen
  19. I think at least one SEC team gets in, even if all of them have 2 or more losses.
  20. Real honest assessment of the 1-loss teams, gaps reflect close groupings of teams. 1. Auburn - Only loss is to the #1 team and quality OOC road win at KSU 2. Oregon - High quality OOC win vs MSU plus put up 45 on Stanford 3. Alabama - Very good on the eye test but no top quality wins yet 4. Kansas State - Close loss to Auburn plus look like the best B12 team 5. Notre Dame - No top quality wins but "best loss" vs FSU 6. Michigan State - Yeah Nebraska is 6-1 but isn't really that good 7. Baylor - Because they beat TCU 8. TCU - Most overrated one-loss team. Looked dreadful vs WVU
  21. Well, that too, but even with that loss, if Michigan and Stanford are near the top of their conferences ND is ranked at least 2-3 spots higher.
  22. Only 4 ACC teams on the schedule this year, along with 3 BIG and 3 PAC-12. The problem is that among those 10 major conference opponents, only FSU and Arizona State are going to finish in the top half of their conference. OK, and maybe Louisville. Michigan and Stanford being so much worse than usual is what kills ND this year.
  23. I believe that Shamrock series games sell through the Alumni lottery the same as any other game.
  24. I know Georgia recently agreed to play ND, Tennessee has in the recent past and LSU has in the further past, but I have a hard time seeing the top SEC programs having the balls to come up to ND. It isn't gonna happen. They can stay down in their southern comfort and rack up wins.
  25. Yes, but the overwhelming majority of the SEC's games against other Power 5 conference teams are played in friendly territory, because they are: 1) Home games 2) Early season neutral site games played within SEC territory 3) Bowl games played within SEC territory I'd like to see a breakdown of true road games played by SEC teams over the same time frame. I know Auburn went up to Kansas State and won this year, but it seems like the SEC almost never ventures outside their own footprint to play games. The Big Ten and PAC 12 regularly go visit each other. MSU could have very easily
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