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My concern is the defense will force third and longs but then ND WR’s and backs have that little bit of extra speed to be able to break short tosses for long gains. ND being ND, they probably have some of that unexplainable luck stored that will result in a goofy play to decide the game. ND is so vulnerable this season. I can taste a Temple “W” like I did the last two Penn State games. And O-line, please remember the snap count, especially in the red zone.
A little extra speed over Mike Jones, Sean Chandler and Artrel Foster, who all run 4.4s or less? I doubt it. I think you are giving them too much credit because they are Notre Dame. I think they will find this is far, far, from the Temple team the Owls took to South Bend in 2013. Light years. Snap count may have been Matt Rhule’s fault for not paying attention to detail in practice the week prior, not the kids. How come Mike Pettine and Wayne Hardin teams never had problems with snap counts? Discipline. While Rhule was a great coach for Temple, he let a couple of things slip through the cracks and that was repetition in practice on things like snap counts and film study of opponents.
Really agree with your last sentence Blaze. Discipline. Temple can’t shoot themselves in the foot the way they did at PSU last year if they want to win. The seeming QB quandry is hard to figure. Maybe CC is just messing with ND’s head? We’ll see. Go Owls.
Even if Notre Dame does not do its part we could end up in a New Years Day bowl if we beat Notre Dame. That would exceed our wildest expectations, especially for those of us who followed the Owls through the dismal years.
Yes, but we get to dream for a week. Two weeks if the Owls beat ND and ND takes care of Georgia (and we, of course, pummel Nova). I’ll take seven weeks of one-loss ND and Temple being unbeaten if I can’t have all 14. Imagine Owls would be talked about in the national final four picture if both teams could hold on that long. ND is ranked No. 25 now and USF No. 21. Wins over both would put the Owls in the conversation.
Notre Dame is in the receiving votes section in the Preseason AP poll and would be #28.
OMG MIke, My Catechism class finally pays off !!!
A favorite Nun from many years ago, I think here name was something like ‘Sister Charles Bronson’, or close , explained to us the verse is ” Eye OF the Needle’ , which a a small door in the wall around Jerusalem, where large animals couldn’t pass thru, just a man stooping down, How about that.
Is that good for days off in Purgatory ?
Really thought, I am ready for Football, I see the single digits are given out.
I anyone from the outside allowed see see practice and comment on QB play ?
Bless this mess.
John Belli as an alumni football player is allowed to see practice and other guys like Sheldon Morris and Joe Greenwood and Mark Bresani, to name just a few, have given their opinions. From what I can gather, all four quarterbacks are pretty much equal and the alumni football players like the way Collins runs the practices better than Rhule. I hope this helps us avoid fiascos like the 120 yards in penalties against Penn State. I never recall a Wayne Hardin team getting more than 60 in one game and there’s no doubt in my mind had we had 60 or less against PSU we would have picked up a truly valuable win last season.
Since we’re bring religion into it, I hope your words go from your mouth to God’s ears.
To use a more secular (that’s a word Bill O’Reilly likes) analogy, if I had to ask a Genie for three wishes outside of last week’s lotto it would be: 1) Temple beats ND; 2) ND beats everyone else; 3) Temple beats everyone else. That would make a short episode of I Dream of Jeannie.
did CC hire a director of hype?http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/20369846/ranking-happiness-every-college-football-fan-base-2017
the usual…, fighting uphill, against all odds.., Go Owls!!!!
Mike, are we going to have throwback Thursdays this year? I know some of the teams we play don’t have much history with us, but for those that do, it was fun to read your take on some our past games.
Reading my mind, Phil. I like the Throwback Thursdays to represent a game or a theme longer than, say, 10 years ago. So no Throwback Thursday for ND since we have no long history with them. But I will switch to a Tue-Thu-Sat pub schedule for TFF for the Nova game. Have to keep it to three days because it was interfering with the job that pays me actual money. This is purely a Labor of Love. On weeks we don’t face an opponent with a long history (say, Houston), I will switch back to a Mon-Wed-Fri sked.