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First and foremost, I think I have a serious problem. I am sitting here with my girlfriend who I've been looking forward to seeing all week and I'm busily typing away on her laptop to you people! Then again she is watching Dirty Dancing, so this isn't such a bad alternative. "Nobody puts baby in a corner!"

 

Anyways, if anyone wants to see something hilarious, check out the Pittsburgh Live website college sports forum. Humor at it's highest.

 

More high humor... Alan Grant's Page 2 article on ESPN.com What an absolute f*ing turncoat. I personally feel betrayed because here is someone who I thought genuinely "got" Notre Dame. Unfortunately, it was merely just an attempt for him to line his pockets. Why else would he make sure to make a link to Amazon.com where you can give him more money. Please, sit down and give it a read. All sorts of insights into why Notre Dame is horrible and why Alan Grant is so much superior to everyone.

 

On to the game, my 34-20 prediction apparently was a little too conservative. I made it to BW-3s about a half hour before kickoff.

Couple key points.

1) I got real real worried when they scored so quickly.

2) That first TD on the screen pass didn't do much to to allay my fears. I've seen too many of those screen passes give me a false sense of hope.

3) Palko did fumble, that indisputable evidence was rediculous!

4) Anyone else worried about Darius' ankle? Up until that point I thought they were overusing him.

5) Stovall needs to live up to his potential... Brady's got to get him the ball as well.

6) Way, way too many plenalties. Charlie will have that fixed in time for Michigan.

7) None the less, I can't wait to see what Corso says next weekend.

8) Kirk Herstreit is a genius. Mark May is a stupid Panther. Anyone who saw game day knows this.

9) I wish I got tickets!

10) It was nice seeing RPN getting the rock. Wish Schwappy got more of an opportunity.

11) Despite all the different formations, combinations, etc the boys were still able to figure it out and actually seemed to understand the offense. IE-Darius running the ball. There were a couple cut backs he made that he wouldn't have if he didn't know exactly where everyone was supposed to be on a play.

12) Game was over when Mitchell forced the fumble Ndukwe recovered on the kickoff.

 

I'm sure there's going to be more on Tuesday (first day back at work) but until then I'm going to be enjoying my time in SB with the girlfriend...

 

PEACE OUT IRISH

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Guest Irish19

The four plays that told me ND has hope were:

In Significance order

 

1) I can't quite remember which offensive lineman it was, but he rode his block way out of bounds and smashed the defender to the turf. Even though it was a penalty, it was one I could accept.

 

2) I don't know if anyone could read CW's lips, but when Talley hit Palko late, he got his $#it handed to him

 

3) When RPN scored his 2nd TD, his body language expressed all business, and his attitude clearly told Pitt that he was going to do this all night.

 

4) On third and nine BQ stepped up in the pocket, ran, and dove head first into the D for the first down. I don't like seeing him throw himself around like that, but we know he is committed to winning.

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Guest SirJohn

WOW bluester.

 

Yep Coach Weis already ripped the 94 yards penalties. Just think reduce that 50% and add 47 to our toal or so, if Offese. The worse was the hit out of bounds but he addressed it then and there. No one mentioned walkers ankle today at Pressor. However as good as he is Brady scattered things around.

 

Already thinking Michigan. 33-17 Hmmm Seemed Mich was big but slow.. Mich gave up 411 yards to essentially nobody???? Hmmm????

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Guest Irish19

Michigan got very very lucky. With the way our rushing performed yesterday, and the way Mich defended the run, you have got to like our chances. Also, the more successful we run, the less the D plays.

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Guest AstroDomer

Some people think that Michigan was holding back against Northern Illinois. If they were holding back scheme wise-- with the talent UM has, NI STILL shouldn't have gotten the yards that they did. If they were holding back effort-wise -- well "good teams" just don't know how to do that. That being said, Weis will attack them through the air first with all the attention that's being placed on run defense-- then when they try to adjust he'll shove it through that soft under-belly.

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Guest SirJohn

I agree Astro. Todays teams "can't hold back." I'd say they were giving 100% and it was lousy that's why their coach is mad. It's all or nothing one week after another for 11 weeks. About all you can do is if the game is in the bag, clear the bench. Don't go in thinking you will lose or go in thinking you will win easy. In the latter your NOT putting out 100% effort. Business .Play the game.

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

I think Michigan got exposed, and showed just enough of an Achille's Heel to get CW's mouth watering. In fact, I don't even want to speculate what kind of attack he will bring, because A.) I KNOW I'll be wrong, and B.) I LOVE that I'm wrong!

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Guest SirJohn

Lasdt saturday was..."professional." Not saken if something went wrong, confidant, darn smooth machine like. Yes, enthusiasm was all over the team but it was controlled enthusiasm. Got a bit of a lead? Ok feel good hasve fun but lets add another score and another score. Let's stop them here. Period.

 

Our mistakes were, silly flags and some guys not going where to be. Minimal but Weis centered on those mistakes. Michigan will sweat bullets.

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Guest domehead

I saw a poised and confident team on the field Saturday evening..a look that I haven't seen in a long time..the players are getting that chance to prove themselves on the field..we have great athletes and have had great athletes all along..but for some reason our past coaches didn't believe that these players fit into their game plan? how can that be? we are Notre Dame...the players that we do get are always of a higher caliber..I am not saying that they are the best of the best( but they used to be..and will be soon)..however, these guys got something to prove and with the confidence that CW has instilled in them...the skys' the limit...this is gonna be a fun ride...I think I'll just sit back and enjoy...anyone care to join me? God Bless The IRISH

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