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  1. Not a big fan of this place anymore outside of recruiting news. Hope all of the old timers are doing well though :yo:
  2. "I think I'm 100% committed to Notre Dame". How does one say something so certain and uncertain in the same sentence?
  3. Wasn't Heistand the second coming of Jesus just two years ago???
  4. This thread is a great example of why I come to this website about 4-5 times a year now. What a sh !t show...
  5. Personally, I think Golson is too comfortable being "the guy". With nobody nipping at his heels, he continues to make critical errors. I am absolutely baffled that he wasn't pulled in the Northwestern game. 20 turnovers in the last 8 games is the sign of somebody that isn't playing like they are scared for their job. Doesn't have to be the entire game or half, but put the next guy in for several series, if for nothing else, to send a very clear message. I'm tired of the "he understands that he cannot turn the ball over" routine. He understood that in 7th grade. This is major D1 football. Turn it over, sit. Not very difficult IMHO.
  6. Kelly wasn't kidding when he said the team's timing was off after the break. In those videos, 2/3rds of the passes from QBs were either off the mark, late, or both in a zero pressure single read drill. I'm hoping this was because the drill was meant to have a full route run for receiver and DB practice.
  7. Not everyone owns a car either, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't pave the streets around campus. Either keep up with technology or don't complain about being left behind. Your choice.
  8. Would you all please take your Ritalin? I had confirmation about this plan 4 weeks ago and it was accurate right down to the date of announcement. Please understand that announcements are specifically orchestrated for various different reasons. Nowhere in there did it say that a Jumbotron is not going to part of the expansion and the announcement specifically left out the turf. Both of which are hot button topics to people that, quite frankly, have a much bigger requirement to be satisfied than you or I. How is it that some of you cannot or refuse to understand that ND goes to great lengths to differentiate themselves from the SEC, Michigan, PSU etc? ND will NEVER be those places. Until you recognize and embrace that fact, you will be continually disappointed. What were you expecting from this renovation? 25K more seats? 200 luxury boxes that you and I would never step foot in? A full bowl expansion completely blocking TDJ? A move of football facilities from the $40 million Gug? Seriously people. Relax.
  9. Every time this happens to an athlete the conversation turns into what SHOULD be the law instead of what IS the law. Look, you can't break a drug law and play college football. It really isn't complicated. He knows it. I know it. Everyone knows it. Perhaps sparky would understand that if he wasn't blazed all the time. He is more than welcome to forfeit his future NFL millions, move to Colorado or Washington, and toast himself Ricky Williams style. He'll probably run into Cierre Wood there.
  10. Urban came to tOSU because of a forced fire of a head coach, not because the head coach was tanking the program. Urban had a hell of a lot to work with on the roster. Way more than any other first year coach. Match that with a playmaker at QB that didn't turn the ball over in critical situations with a patsy schedule and you have the recipe for a great run. Play a good team and everything is exposed.
  11. 24-2 is a direct testament to the weakness of the Big 10. OSU lost to the only two good teams it played this year. I ran some numbers on Ohio St. Ohio St's 13 opponents went a combined 77-80 record this year. 46% of their schedule isn't even eligible for a bowl game. Of the games they actually won, their opponent's combined record was 65-79. Ohio St beat 2 ranked teams all year: Then #23 Wisconsin and then, unbelievably ranked, #16 Northwestern (who I might add is a bowl ineligible 5-7 right now). Michigan St scored a paltry 17 points on a pretty bad Notre Dame defense, 14 points against 1-11 Purdue, and 14 points to mighty Big Tweleven conference foe Minnesota. They managed to put up 34 points on tOSU. tOSU has benefited from being a decent team in a really really bad conference.
  12. But, but, but.....global warming "caused" hurricane Katrina so where the hell have all of the hurricanes been since? Heck, the US should be hit with at least 2 dozen of those by now. Oh yeah, we have had a record LOW landfalls in the last 2 years. So the hippies will have to wait until the next major disaster to cry global warming. I also laugh when the global warming types say that extreme weather is caused by global warming. So to set things straight, unless the weather patterns are exactly the same from now until the end of eternity, we have a massive problem ensuing. If historical data said June temperatures in the midwest in 1955 were 81F and this year it was 88F...we are all doomed. It is December now and we have February weather in the Midwest. I saw last week that 63.3% of the US was under snow cover. I suppose that is an effect of global warming? Last year it was a normal winter. The year before that it was 60F in South Bend in Feb. So which is it? Oh right, the blanket, easiest explanation is that the FLUCTUATIONS are now because of global warming. In the 70's the earth was too cool and the scramble was on to try and figure out how to warm it up. This planet is 4.5 billion years old and we are flipping out over data that is 100 years old....and the board's resident liberal is lecturing us on perspective and morality. Perfect.
  13. What in the world does Catholicism have to do with government policy? You belong to an organized religion. Good for you. Structure your life and your financial givings accordingly instead of trying to shove it down the throats of the rest of us. Religion has absolutely NO role in setting government policies. Your "moral compass" might not be the same as the rest of the country's "moral compass" which is EXACTLY why it is not used to navigate off of.
  14. Kizer is redshirting. Basically it would be an extreme case for him to see PT. Furthermore, he will be a scout team guy next year with EG and Malik getting almost 100% of the reps. Like it or not, it seems that Hendrix would be a better gamble as a #3. Given his body of work this year in a back up role however, I tend to agree with you that we cut him loose...if he hasn't cut himself loose already.
  15. Will someone please change the title of this thread to "Several d..k wads pissing on each other's shoes". Thanks.
  16. Didn't Kelly come out and flat out say his defensive strategy will not change? He wants a defense that is interchangeable between a 4-3 and 3-4. To me, the personnel required to do that differ so vastly that I find it unlikely to be successful over the long haul, but then again I'm not a football coach.
  17. Mix that with the sick OL classes that Heistand has been bringing in and, I admit, I get a little giddy. I would LOVE to finally be one of those teams that throws up 50 on everyone we play. That is certainly possible with the stable that is being built not only on the line and in the backfield, but also with slot and wide receivers as well as firmly entrenching ourselves as TE University. I say again, and I firmly believe it, even THIS team is sitting 11-1 right now if Golson didn't get hit on the knuckles with a ruler.
  18. His senior year. I swore loudly at my TV his Junior year and openly wondered how in the hell he had a scholarship. He made a Harrison Smith type transformation. Good for him!!
  19. Welch and Wood have already announced they are transferring for their 5th year. Do you keep Hendrix as the third stringer or roll the dice with Kizer should EG and Malik both get hurt? Given how jaded we were from the injury bug this year, that decision isn't so clear to me now. Massa - no way Nix- He gone Utopo - not needed/better to spend the scholly on new blood That leaves Moore, Collinsworth, Lombard, and Heggie. Of those, I think only Heggie is a definite take for a 5th year :horn: Seriously, the way I see it, we really only have 3 guys that are legit 5th year candidates in Moore, Collinsworth and Lombard with Lombard being a no brainer.
  20. Don't fool yourselves. Notre Dame determines what the uniforms will look like. Personally, I love Addidas' stuff. Their clima-lite shirts are far superior to Nike's trash IMHO. Nike is overplayed so if we HAVE to change I say we go different. Reebok has come on strong in the Hockey world and would be intriguing to me. I also wouldn't mind Under Armor. Champion would be teleporting back 25 years when ND's apparel was all Champion. They are a stale brand period. Russel Athletic? Um, no. Might as well go with velcro New Balance cleats to go with Russel wear.
  21. The game in Dallas was at "AT&T Stadium. There were 80K people there and every single one of us had free, screaming fast wi-fi. Side note, Piratey, I love reading your post so would you PLEASE change that not cool, not interesting, seizure inducing gif at the bottom of everything you post? Really, it is pointless and irritating as hell. I want to go back to being able to read what you have to say instead of just trying to hide it from my screen. I am aware that I can block it but I don't think it is necessary to block everyones because you have an obnoxious one. Thanks man!
  22. Anybody that has spent time at The Linebacker Inn ran into Big Ron. http://halbritterfunerals.com/sitemaker/sites/HALBRI1/obit.cgi?user=1164058Grahl#.UoqKga4saw8.facebook
  23. This brings up a topic that I have been talking about until I'm blue in the face for a couple months now. The second we lost to Oklahoma (Ahem, because of 21 points on 3 turnovers I might add), Kelly should have split a package with Zaire. Malik being cold in the garage does us no good. Look at the difference in Golson between game one last year and game 10,11,12. We don't need Malik's red shirt! We need a viable backup with game experience under his belt in case Golson goes down with an injury next year. The team needs to only focus on the next game. The head coach is paid the big bucks to not only handle the next week, but manage the big picture also.
  24. Guys, remember that it was the consensus guess in the media that CW's contract buyout after firing him was in the ballpark of $19 million. So rest assured that BK is not just making $1.1 million a year. It all depends on how the variable compensation is structured (Addidas money, NBC money etc). As a private institution, ND is not required to, nor do they, disclose the terms of any coach's pay. At the end of the day, I would be willing to bet that BK comes in somewhere around $2-2.5 million per year. Just a guess though.
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