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It's time to focus on the one last remaining roadblock to the national title game in Miami. USC is not to be taken for granted. Remember last year we thought we were going to kick them and they came into our house and kicked us. We can't let this happen. What do we know about USC?

 

Barkley may be out of this game. That is enormous but they still have the best receiving corp in the country and their backup quarterbacks are extremely elite. But I have to admit, when I saw Barkley with his arm in a sling I had to wonder are we really a team of destiny. What if Pitt had hit that field goal?

 

USC scored 28 points on UCLA. Are we a better defense then UCLA??

 

Maybe they don't have anything to play for. Kiffen will get a pass since Barkley is out. They have no national title, no conference title, but we are Notre Dame. When did another team not get sky high to beat us. This could salvage their season. We must protect the ball and take care of business. We need to score early and take control of this game.

 

How good are they on defense? I saw part of the UCLA game and they just didn't look dominating as in years past. Can Cierre have a big day?

 

What did you guys think of that dropped pass by Chris Brown yesterday against Wake Forrest? I was shocked. He didn't even get his hands on it. I'm going to study his high school tapes and note his hands.

 

I know we will be favored against USC, but remember BC in 93?? Let's focus on this enemy and give them all we have. Hopefully the offensive line can take this game over like they did against Florida State in 93. Go Irish!

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I'm still wondering if Kiffin will be watching from the sidelines or on TV.

 

Apparently Kiffen has been told that he is coming back next year regardless of what happens. He is a great great recruiter, but the wheels are starting to come off the bus. Next year they don't have Barkley and their numbers will be down. I'm hoping some of their best players will bolt for the NFL early. Next year they have to come to our house and our offense will be veteran.

 

Did they take any more injuries yesterday? I think we came through unscathed.

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Apparently Kiffen has been told that he is coming back next year regardless of what happens.

 

HOORAY! That news is almost as sweet as "ND is #1"!

 

This just goes to show what I thought the moment they hired him: he's simply the cannon fodder while SC weathers the probation storm. A year from now, that will nearly all be behind the Trojans and they'll hire a real coach. The residual mess will remain for a while, but we'd better take advantage while the gettin's good.

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On a side note: Woke up this morning and told my son (3 years old) "the Irish are #1", he responded by saying "Touchdown Jesus". This is awesome.

 

The Irish need to come out of the gate against USC the same way they did against WAKE. If they can put some serious points up early, I think USC might pack it in and turn on one another. Barkley being out is huge, but it’s not an automatic win. Like Oklahoma said, USC has owned us as of late. I am happy the Irish are #1, but a part of me hoped they would be #2 to put the pressure on someone else going into the last game of the season. I do think Kelly will keep the players focused and ready to go. And yes, its great to be #1.8-)

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I'd rather Barkley play. First and foremost, I don't want anyone hurt. Second, I think we can beat SC at full-strength. Third, I'm already dreading excuses from SC (and even some ND) fans that we only beat the Trojans when he's on the sidelines.

 

 

Let them bitch and moan all they want. It just makes me laugh at them. The hard facts are they have lost 4 games and will fall out of the top 25. Will all 22 starters for USC give it their best shot?? I don't know, but until we beat them I will be taking this game very seriously. Kiffin was asked directly if he had to beat ND to save his job and he replied, that he didn't feel that way and that comes directly from the top.

 

If they fired Kiffin now what would that do to this recruiting class? They have more 5 star guys then anybody. It's not even close. Maybe just maybe we could go after a couple of them.

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It's time to focus on the one last remaining roadblock to the national title game in Miami. USC is not to be taken for granted. Remember last year we thought we were going to kick them and they came into our house and kicked us. We can't let this happen. What do we know about USC?

 

Barkley may be out of this game. That is enormous but they still have the best receiving corp in the country and their backup quarterbacks are extremely elite. But I have to admit, when I saw Barkley with his arm in a sling I had to wonder are we really a team of destiny. What if Pitt had hit that field goal?

 

USC scored 28 points on UCLA. Are we a better defense then UCLA??

 

Maybe they don't have anything to play for. Kiffen will get a pass since Barkley is out. They have no national title, no conference title, but we are Notre Dame. When did another team not get sky high to beat us. This could salvage their season. We must protect the ball and take care of business. We need to score early and take control of this game.

 

How good are they on defense? I saw part of the UCLA game and they just didn't look dominating as in years past. Can Cierre have a big day?

 

What did you guys think of that dropped pass by Chris Brown yesterday against Wake Forrest? I was shocked. He didn't even get his hands on it. I'm going to study his high school tapes and note his hands.

 

I know we will be favored against USC, but remember BC in 93?? Let's focus on this enemy and give them all we have. Hopefully the offensive line can take this game over like they did against Florida State in 93. Go Irish!

 

The crazy thing about this, is...THEY HAVE SERIOUS TALENT! They are not a laughing stock by any means. Most of us know that our Irish have to grind out week2week. Never look ahead, ESPECIALLY in LA

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I'd rather Barkley play. First and foremost, I don't want anyone hurt. Second, I think we can beat SC at full-strength. Third, I'm already dreading excuses from SC (and even some ND) fans that we only beat the Trojans when he's on the sidelines.

 

I can handle u$c excuses. Especially when theyre buried among 11 other team's excuses!

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I'd rather Barkley play. First and foremost, I don't want anyone hurt. Second, I think we can beat SC at full-strength. Third, I'm already dreading excuses from SC (and even some ND) fans that we only beat the Trojans when he's on the sidelines.

 

Ordinarily I would agree with you but at this point, even if ND were playing the little sisters of the poor next weekend, so long as they win, they'll be in the title game. I'll take any advantage they can possibly get right now.

 

Sucks he got hurt though. I hope it doesn't impact his NFL career - at least the two years he'll start before teams figure out the backup is better lol palmer/leinart/sanchez.

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I'd rather Barkley play. First and foremost, I don't want anyone hurt. Second, I think we can beat SC at full-strength. Third, I'm already dreading excuses from SC (and even some ND) fans that we only beat the Trojans when he's on the sidelines.

 

no one gives a crap anymore. Any ND fan who says shit like that needs to be slapped (or punched depending on how much conviction they had when saying it) and have their ND fancard revoked. People who say that (ND fan or not) are not to be taken seriously. The ONLY thing that matters is winning and getting to the Title Game, the bragging rights will be made there.

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no one gives a crap anymore. Any ND fan who says shit like that needs to be slapped (or punched depending on how much conviction they had when saying it) and have their ND fancard revoked. People who say that (ND fan or not) are not to be taken seriously. The ONLY thing that matters is winning and getting to the Title Game, the bragging rights will be made there.

 

Right. ND has a backup QB who can win big games. Why can't USC do the same? Screw the excuses, beat SC!

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