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  1. I'm honestly questioning whether some of you guys are being serious. At 21-9 in the 4th quarter every conversion sheet in the world tells you to go for two as there is no difference between 21-9 and 21-10 - you still need two touchdowns - which ND got incidentally. But there is a huge difference if you get it to 21-11 for obvious reasons. A TD and FG ties it. You can't blame the coach for doing exactly what the conversion sheet suggests just because the players screwed up and gave up a FG to change the dynamics.


    Tough loss in hostile territory but proud of the way the team battled back. You can't turn the ball over 4 times and expect to win,either.


    Bounce back and adjust the goal to 11-1

  2. I was talking about this on Saturday, and most of you will probably call me crazy, but I think Jay looks small for a NFL LB. In fact, I went as far to say that I could see the NFL switching him to Safety. I know, I know.. I'm crazy.


    I hear you brother. But he's along the lines of Luke Kuechly and Sean Lee size wise with as good instincts and I'd dare say faster.


    He's plenty big enough

  3. If Notre Dame DB's continue to play balls in the air as poorly as they did yesterday, it will be worrisome.


    But I have to figure that will be a point of emphasis in practice and moving forward, and the issue is very correctable with better technique/focus.


    Otherwise, guys were typically where they were supposed to be.


    It's the second week of the season. As long as injuries don't kill ND the defensive unit will continue to improve.


    Just have to get better. Clean some things up.

  4. I mean, this was a 7-1 team that, arguably should have been 8-0 last year. With a QB that began coughing the ball up.


    And then a CRAZY bunch of injuries hit to destroy the defense.


    To answer the question?


    I don't know that there any signs that things are different. It's literally going to come down to whether the QB can avoid turnovers and ND can avoid too many injuries.


    Let's see where ND is QB and health wise after week 8.

  5. Funny to me how people on their couch can claim EG completely dissed BK, yet BK, who gets accused by some of those same couch potatoes of being an egotistical non-bending tyrant, either completely misses the diss or finds it in his heart to forgive?


    Something doesn't add up.


    Me thinks EG fell into a rut he could never climb back out of.


    I don't think it ever got personal between EG and BK I don't think anyone inside the organization ever even considered it did. He wouldn't still be here if it did.


    An improved EG makes this team better, be it as the starter or the back up.

  6. I believe we would be better off with Shumate and Redfield as our safeties


    Ideally yes. But a lot depends on them getting their heads right.


    But rest assured Tranquill will be in mix and a big- time player moving forward .


    Ball player, straight out

  7. Hell of a football player. Was on his way last year, exceeding expectations in the process as a first-year contributor.


    Not sure what some of you guys were watching/expecting/thinking about.


    And oh by the way, he didn't play because Redfield got hurt. He played because he emerged as the better option.


    Not saying he is better than Max long term, but at that moment, he was. He deserves credit for that, even while we scratch our heads at Max's struggles.

  8. Man, wonder why Tony couldn't have been given the title of Asst. Head Coach...


    Totally just a thought, but any consideration that he isn't a top-notch coach? I'll give him his due as a recruiter, but aside from a very vague title upgrade at OSU his coaching responsibilities haven't varied very much. And it wasn't like anyone was knocking down his door to come run their offense over the years.

  9. My statement was more a play on our board's love for and belief that 3 stars can win championships... not his recruiting ability. I guess I wasn't clear.


    Right, because most people on this board really think you can with a championship with three stars.


    And not that three stars can develop into solid contributors and help the four and five stars win championship.

  10. Considering the OSU RB coach just took the Bears job as the RB coach, I don't think Alford was thinking OSU until very recently. I don't think ND was sitting on anything.


    Hard for me to believe the Ohio State coach just all of a sudden agreed to move to the Bears, or that Urban didn't know and already was in contact with Tony and that ND didn't already know and was already in touch with possible replacements.


    And that all of it was on the down low and delayed so as not to disrupt recruiting classes.

  11. Obviously this is not an issue exclusive to ND, but it is kind of weak how this gets handled and how immediately the coaches officially leave as soon as the names are signed on the line that is dotted.


    Not really sure how to better deal with coaches moving on, but it does rub me the wrong way how programs will sit on moves they absolutely know are coming simply to keep their recruiting classes intact.

  12. I don't want to hear anyone to try to spin this in a positive manner.


    Oh good gosh. We can acknowledge the loss without predicting the demise of Notre Dame.


    We can also regret the loss while also hoping or expecting a replacement every bit as good.


    Let it play out.

  13. Or the perception of us being equal to UO or Ohio St.


    Define equal to?


    Pay? No. Lower academic admission standards? No


    However, ND is superior to Ohio State in things non conducive to winning National Championships.


    That isn't a BK problem.


    That's what makes Notre Dame spectacularly special.


    Losing Alford is a big loss. But it's not like Notre Dame is going to fall apart without him. For as long as I've been a ND fan, there has always been an outstanding recruiter on the staff. I'm not the least bit worried someone will emerge to fill the void.

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