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What is it with this ESPN analyst Mark May. I know this is his job, to give controversial, confident opinions but damn... I wonder if Notre Dame beats the Raiders if he will give props to Notre Dame.

 

I dont know alot about him but it seems that he hasnt played competitive sports. His arguments make sense if games were played on paper, but they are not. Every objective category he has brought attention to is correct. What he has not mentioned is that USC's pass defense is 92/117 which is miles away from ND's egregious 102/117. Maybe teams put up so many yards through the air because they are playing CATCH UP - this is something you would only notice if you watch the guys battle it out on the gridiron, and obviously he doesnt and reads the box score along with the stats the next morning.

 

My point being is that USC is vulnerable, not as vulnerable as ND on paper, but close enough to that good coaching and attitude from the players will make up the gap in talent between USC and Notre Dame. I am not saying Reggie Bush is not a great running back or that they do not have a lot of weopons on Offense - USC is probably one of the greatest college football teams of all time, no one can argue that - but come on ND deserves a chance.

 

However, I do like all of this "ND will not win" hoopla, because I think players thrive off of that - GOOOOOOOOOOOO IRIIIISHHHHHHH

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Guest SirJohn

:D :D Beautiful Post Tenny. Beautiful. You got it nailed 100%

 

All logical too. :D

 

I got this recently so all we need Tenny, DD and ND is what Coach says ignore the Mays in this world. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IRISHhhhhhhh as you said.

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Weis urges Irish fans to be loud at USC game

 

Associated Press

 

 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis challenged Irish fans to raise the volume Saturday against top-ranked Southern California - and gave them some cheering tips, too.

 

"Deal with it how you want," Weis told the crowd at Notre Dame Stadium during a pep rally Friday night. "So tomorrow you can be the crowd that sits on their hands and say, 'Yay!', or 'Boo!' Or, you can make a lot of noise."

 

The crowd erupted.

 

"Don't be phonies. Don't just do it when you're prompted," he said.

 

He coached them a bit as well, urging them to make noise when the Trojans have the ball and to be quiet when the Irish are on offense.

 

Weis said if the Irish offense, defense and special teams play well and the crowd is enthusiastic enough, something special could happen Saturday when the ninth-ranked Irish (4-1) face the Trojans (5-0).

 

"It will give us a chance at one of the best, greatest moments in Notre Dame history," he said.

 

The pep rally, which usually is staged at the Joyce Center, was held at the stadium for just the third time. Weis said he decided to move it after hearing that several thousand fans were turned away from the rally before the Michigan State game because the 11,418-seat arena was filled to capacity.

 

The other two times the rally was held at the stadium were in the 1997 season-opener against Georgia Tech, after the stadium was expanded, and before the Irish faced No. 1 Nebraska in 2000. The Irish best Georgia Tech 17-13 and lost in overtime to Nebraska, 27-24.

 

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, on whose life the movie "Rudy" is based, emceed the event. The speakers were former Notre Dame players Joe Montana, who guided the Irish to a win over USC in the famed Green Jersey game, 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, and Chris Zorich, a nose tackle for the Irish from 1988-90.

 

Zorich told the crowd that the Irish players have sacrificed a lot to play football and told the fans they owed it to the players to be energetic on Saturday.

 

"They need you more than any crowd has ever cheered for the University of Notre Dame. They need you more tomorrow than anyone can imagine," he said.

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Guest JTennant

Ok, so no one wants to go out here with me?.. I can understand why... the last time I called out a reporter we got beat the following week by MSU, well its out there, sorry guys.. post if you want

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Ok, so no one wants to go out here with me?.. I can understand why... the last time I called out a reporter we got beat the following week by MSU, well its out there, sorry guys.. post if you want

 

I will agree with you 100%. I have been thinking the same thing all season. It is like the guy has a grudge against ND. No matter who we play he just seems to point any negative there is to point out and not once can I remember him pointing out any positives. It is probably because of the hurt that ND put on him alma matter :winking:

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Guest SirJohn

From Archives: the above from recently

 

Irish Eyes excerpt of Holtz at Fridays awards banquet:

As usual, Holtz stole the show with his 15-minute speech. The old Notre Dame coach, who won the 1988 national championship for the Irish, now works at ESPN as a college football analyst. One of his colleagues is former Pittsburgh Panther star Mark May, who has been wary of Notre Dame’s success this season. Holtz could not resist the temptation to throw a jab while in the presence of the Irish faithful.

 

 

“I just want to say Mark May is a beautiful individual and I love him dearly,” Holtz said. “But the fact that he didn’t get a good education at Pittsburgh is not his fault.”

 

Lou Be careful now your on TV: Coach Weis on TV announcers from his December 1st Presser

 

. At the end of the Stanford game they had the long pass play and you and Steve had one at the end of that game. I think both times the announcers said maybe they would have been better off letting the guys score to give the offense more time.

 

COACH Charlie Weis: Give me a break. Those are announcers that know everything, right? That's why they're announcers. Give me a break. I mean, let's talk about it.

 

First of all, we had three timeouts left. There's over a minute and 55 seconds to go. They run the ball three times and don't go in, we call time out, time out, time out, we still are going to have a minute and 30 to go regardless of whether they score or don't score. They have no timeouts left so if they don't score we kneel on it and the game is over. So for those brilliant guys, they missed on that one.

 

Keith Jackson stay in California but try a retirement home not a TV booth. :lol:

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“I just want to say Mark May is a beautiful individual and I love him dearly,” Holtz said. “But the fact that he didn’t get a good education at Pittsburgh is not his fault.”

 

 

Lou, you've still got it!

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