Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Congratulations to Kyle Kalis and his St. Edward team at #5 and Mario Ojemudia and Devin Funchess and their Harrison team at #19. Keep up the good work and keep the publicity train rolling for this class.
There's also something awe inspiring about the team at #12. Go Blue.
ESPN is reporting on their ticker that while Notre Dame prefers to stay independent in football and in the Big East in all other sports, if Notre Dame was forced to join a conference, they would look at the ACC before the Big 10.
Haven't found a link yet, but I'll post one as soon as I find it.
To me, this makes no sense. What rivals do ND have in the ACC? There's Boston College,Georgia Tech and Miami, and Pitt. Of those, BC and Pitt are the only rivalries that I'd consider real.The ND-Michigan and ND-MSU rivalries dwarf the ND-Pitt and ND-BC rivalries.ND plays Purdue every year too. And they play Penn St. and Northwestern occasionally. Notre Dame to the ACC just doesn't make much sense.
So I have an actual reason for starting this. First, this can serve as an open thread for the game. And being such, did anyone just see the Giants' Boley return that backwards pass for a TD? If you look closely, he crosses the goal line and chucks the ball. I am guessing he didn't mean for what happened next, but it drilled a random guy on the sideline in the face. I had to rewind it just to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Slow motion shows it hit the guy in the face...and Boley was about 10 feet from him! I encourage those of you watching to rewind and watch for yourself. It is quite the spectacle.
And now you may continue with the MNF talk
Good Read on a survey done for the geography of CFB.
The study used an online survey asking 30,000 fans nationwide to identify their team and where they live.
Clickable map of fandom nationwide:
Most popular teams (according to the survey)