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  1. Eh, he's an 18-year-old true freshman going into Notre Dame and playing fantastically and having fun. I think you're really overreacting here.
  2. EG's awareness is awful sometimes. You HAVE to get the first down right there.
  3. I hear you. But this wasn't a test of a small margin of error. It was the result of an uncanny confluence of events that included losing three starters to the NFL draft and Tony Sprinmann, Brad Carrico, Jarrett Grace, and Isaq Williams all missing all or most of their senior years due to injuries or suspension then not having Russell in the back end and Moore as depth at MLB and then all the injuries ND's suffered through the course of the season. I don't know many teams that can withstand that kind of bad luck/losses. Here is the thing. The BK's detractors use "all the breaks going for him" in 2012 against him but won't use "so many of the breaks going AGAINST him" in support of him. The last two seasons, whether through by fate or the self-inflicted damage done by carelessness with the ball, so much has gone against ND. That's why I gladly accepted the good fortune of two years ago. You can't have enough of the good stuff to keep chugging in the right direction and you can only absorb so much of the bad stuff before things go off the rails.
  4. Sorry if these were already suggested: King of Comedy with Robert DeNiro, Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino.
  5. I know people hate excuses, but the reality is this is a very young, banged up defense that lost two starters and a fifth-year senior MLB before the first snap of the season And one of the absolutely "can't lose this guy" guys was lost to a season-ending injury three weeks ago. All of which made it even more incumbent on the offense to take care of the darned ball - which they didn't. Had they, this season looks very, very different right now. We can sit here and try to play all the blame game we can muster. But sometimes it's all so obvious. A young - and now painfully stretched-thin defense - has not been given the necessary support by a turnover-prone offense.
  6. I hear ya Pregame, and I agree. But the argument here isn't the concept of grey shirt. It's telling a kid one thing until the very last second, then pulling the rug out from under him. I know integrity is a "loose" word in the world of recruiting, but there is still a right and wrong way to conduct your business. What Mississippi State did to this kid is bush league and they deserve to be called out for it. I get it kids flip. But that is no excuse for head coaches and premier programs literally lying to teenagers then leaving them hanging at the last second.
  7. Like the time he started the redshirt freshman QB who hadn't played a snap over the experienced junior in 2012?
  8. Your track record suggests never to make assumptions. On what planet do you believe it's a good thing that college football programs begin the practice of pulling scholarship offers at the last second on kids who have been committed for a good amount of time?
  9. Very well put. And if the QB would just take care if the ball........
  10. Frankus, they are playing a ton of young guys because they've lost a bunch of experienced players to the draft, suspension and injury. If everyone stays and they get back Russell and I. Williams the defense will be very experienced next year
  11. Haven't even had a drink yet either.
  12. Like I said I just saw my mistake soon after writing it My bad Lame call
  13. Actually my bad. As I redo the math it was dumb
  14. Call me crazy but it was the right call. Being up 12 rather than 11 is no different if they score a TD and kick a FG to win it. Being up 13 means they have to score two TDs to beat you and a TD and FG only ties it. It made absolute sense at the time. The real bottom line is guys need to hang onto the ball and the defense needs to get some stops.
  15. That's a great question. Defensively I think some attrition has played a factor and maybe they were never as good as they appeared. But the turnovers are inexplicable
  16. Honestly, what else can ya do?? I've never seen a team turn the ball over like this one. Just wasn't meant to be, this game and this year. Oh well, keep your heads up boys. Young team lots of talent. Let's enjoy getting back up and battling out the rest of the season
  17. It's funny how so many fans are willing to let their QB get his head taken off in order to play a flashy high school RB who has no clue yet how to correctly read pressure let alone be able to block it. It's a process that plays out on the practice field and in the classroom.
  18. Cam is entitled to his opinion, but how do you even compute such a claim? What exactly did you see to indicate a flat team to start that game? If you wanna say a player or two weren't up to par, I'll give you that. I just didn't see a team come out flat. I saw a QB playing careless with the ball.
  19. Don't have a cat or a basement and I can assure you I'm usually never even at home when ND plays. I'm always at work AT a game somewhere in this beautiful country you so gallantly protect (and despite the condescending tone you always take with me I DO appreciate what you do) Anyway, you'll have to pardon me for not participating in the game-day experience here and getting caught up in the play-by-play angst. I'm typically working. BK makes his share of mistakes. He is human and not above a poor play call here and there. I think he mishandled the NC game, although I do not think him managing it perfectly would have resulted in a victory. I think early on in his first year his aggressive nature may have cost ND a game, but think he grew from it and that's all you can every ask from a coach. And I also believe ND has as perfect a leader as possible at head coach taking into account program building, program management, recruiting, player development, media, campus and alumni responsibilities, game-planning, game-calling and motivation.
  20. I barely remember seeing Cam play to start the game, so I'm not exactly sure how he's qualified to speak for the team that started the game. ND forced a punt and then drove the field for a FG to start the game. They gashed ASU that first drive. The only factors that led to the boat race were a fumble and two picks by EG, all on ND's side of the field. I respect the hell out of Cam, but I didn't see a flat team to start that game. I saw a QB who coughed up the ball on what, three straight drives, to turn a 3-3 game into a 24-3 game.
  21. You better have the kind of CB's, scheme and defensive line ASU does to pull it off. And all that said, ND moved the crap out of the ball against ASU. By the way, USC doesn't blitz at all. They don't have the depth to pull it off.
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