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About OklahomaIrish

  • Birthday 11/11/1949


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    Edmond, Oklahoma


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    Playing tennis in the hot Oklahoma sun with my 13 year old son. Flag football, Notre Dame parties


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    Retired U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Navy Vet

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  1. From my vantage point at the game it seemed like Michigan was bringing it and it was very concerning. The first game usually has the most mistakes. I wish we had a bigger athlete at Hainsey's spot. But like most of you, I agree it was more then adequate against maybe the best defense we see all year. I can already picture Winbush with time to throw next week and connecting on 65% of his passes.
  2. Didn't see anything official but Virginia Tech had several defenders leave the game tonight. Didn't look like any acl's but they are beat up. Of course we lose MTA but it isn't for the entire year and we have great depth on the interior of our defensive line. It might even be a blessing as we play Ademoila on the second unit. He's quality and can use the reps. Injuries will change the course of this season as they always do. So far things are going great for us. Next few games won't be as physical. I was at the game Saturday night and was blown away with the way the stadium looks and how loud it was. When Michigan had the ball on our end of the stadium I screamed until I almost passed out. Did my duty to make it difficult for them to hear the snap count. I think we are on the verge of tremendous things in recruiting. I'm sure we had a lot of great recruits at this game. They had to be blown away. The campus is not matched by any other institution in the country. The activities on campus are endless, entertaining and inspiring. We are using these game days to recruit in all sports. Muffet was supposed to have 3 of the top 10 recruits in the country at this game. Hopefully Brey used this event as well. MAN IT IS GREAT TO BE IRISH!!!!!
  3. Here in Okie land we picked Jafar Armstrong as the best new addition to this football team several weeks ago. In fact we joke that this team will go as Jafar as Armstrong will take us. I'm looking for 150 yards next week. Imagine when Dexter joins the team again. DYNAMIC DUO!!!!!
  4. I wonder if Brey had any of those recruits at the game Saturday. I was there and I have never seen Notre Dame stadium like it was Saturday. It looks and feels inside way better than ever before. I believe Muffet had 3 of the top ten players in the nation at the game. Haven't confirmed that but they were expected to attend. Brey is doing a heck of a job. The freshman class is the best I have ever seen. Can't wait to see them this year.
  5. There are those occasions when two quarterbacks work out. Texas defeated us with two qb's while during the same game we showed how ineffective two qb's can be. I sure was glad we had Book during the LSU game. I feel pretty good with Book as a back up and think he will play whenever needed. Just don't run one qb for a series and then alternate them.
  6. Way too early to predict that. In fact I'm predicting victory for the Longhorns over Oklahoma. They should have won last year and they will be sky high this year with both their experienced quarterbacks returning while OU must replace Baker Mayfield. A huge game here in the Sooner state.
  7. At this stage injuries haven't really had a chance to mount, but the Texas Longhorns could be missing 10 players for their opener with Maryland. You might remember Maryland shocked the Longhorns last year and may well do it again. Several of the missing players have left the team.
  8. True, Golson didn't do much reading, but Wimbush does. Like Faith said he was playing hurt. I see the big difference this year is that Kelly is not afraid to run him as he has more then adequate back ups. this is one major reason I expect to have a great season. We can withstand some injuries and keep on truckin.
  9. This may be true but experience is extremely important on this level and Bama has lower numbers defensively than in many years. Predicting here that they don't repeat. Hoping that young quarterback is not as good as he appeared in the NC game.
  10. Thanks for that Brian. I see Michigan has 3 players that left the team. A wide receiver, running back and a tight end. On a different note, but just as devastating, LSU is about to lose their second quarterback to transfer. Imagine us losing Phil and Liam to transfer? That would be bad.
  11. Injuries constantly change the landscape. I see two that really can make a difference this year. Alabama has taken two serious hits to its linebacking crew. Christopher Allen, OLB, was just lost for the season with a knee injury and they had already lost Terrell Lewis, also an OLB to an ACL tear. Their starting Offensive tackle is out up to 6 weeks with a foot fracture. Couple this with the fact they lost 8 of 11 starters on defense to graduation and the NFL. Usually things like this are happening to us, and we are sure to take some hits, but right now our defense continues to get stronger and deeper. Alabama can't say that. Feel free to inform us of any significant injuries to major teams.
  12. I'm very high on Jafar Armstrong. Big, fast, elusive, athletic and extremely hard working. Hoping to see the quick pitch like we did to Procise. that play worked over 90% of the time. One problem that really perturbed me was how Winbush failed to keep the ball on the read option in the latter games such as Stanford. It was wide open for him, just like it was against Boston College. Really going to be excited to see the defense this year. Looking for more turnovers, and 3 and outs. Offensive line is going to be a big time strength once again. I don't like starting against Michigan, but if we are going to play them the first game might be the best time. They aren't proven in their offensive thinking. Very good quarterback for them, but he may be under a ton of pressure on opening night under the lights. If we win this game this should be a great year.
  13. Absolutely true, but he seems to be getting hurt every year. Injury prone???
  14. Porter Gustin is a great player that I thought was coming to Notre Dame. He moved into USC"s starting lineup last year as an outside linebacker but missed a good portion of the season with injury. He didn't play against us and it really hurt the Trojan cause. Well, he's hurt again but a torn meniscus isn't serious enough to miss much playing time. 2-5 weeks he will be back. Still, he appears to be injury prone.
  15. The biggest improvement is always from year one to year two as a starter. Basically, Wimbush is going to improve on his numbers which were just below 50%. Biggest problem for him is the Michigan defense coming out the gate. I'm really not sure what to expect after his problems the other day. But when I look at the overall team we are improved across the board. We better win because I will be at the game!
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