Early Games Open Thread
Cue Northwestern's implosion.
Crap. NW goes 3-and-out and MSU gets easy TD. NW had better score on this drive, or they could be in trouble.
Holding back Persa, and for them to get overwhelmed on all sides, and get slaughtered.
Is there an "Irish, Nnnoooooo!!!"?
I can't believe this. Northwestern has come out flat. At least Navy just picked off a pass.
and Kelly screaming his head off. Good for several lols.
How long will Kelly last at ND? I'll say 3 years.
He looked pretty douchy doing that. Horrible interception, but you don't see a lot of college coaches dropping that many F-bombs towards a player during a game.
I think he's going to be there for longer. He's a good coach and has a great track record. This is just year one, things will get better for them (unfortunately).
but this is ND we are talking about. They don't give coaches time. I also think his attitude REALLY turns off ND fans. Not sure how long it will be tolerated if ND doesn't have a good record to match.
Also, Kelly was handed some pretty good playmakers so the fans won't be any more patient than normal.
His defense Weis left him is really slow and he'll get a chance to fix that. But he did seem to have some players on offense. If he needs an understanding ear to have a beer with who get the issues with transitions, I'd recommend meeting up with guys who hang out on this blog.
Stay off the Notre Dame ones.
a reasonably deep defense with plenty of upperclassmen and a star at the most important position (Teo). I'd say the defense has slightly underperformed.
The problem is that Kelly is an offensive guy and their offense has REALLY underperformed with all their talent. *I* realize he should be given time to install the system and improve, but do Notre Dame fans/administration? History says no.
Not sure about how long Kelly will be there. It is funny to watch when Kelly goes all Bobby Knight. I also agree that his attitude may not sit well with some ND fans or alums. Navy is totally imposing their will on the ND defense. This thing could get ugly.
If teams keep imploding against MSU, does that mean MSU is good? They never do anything very impressive, but they keep winning. I don't know what to make of it.
Shirtless guy dressed as a Spartan with a nipple ring. He thinks it's cool...I think he's a tool.
I saw that guy and I couldn't help thinking to myself, "who does that?"
Only a Spartan doucher...
Didn't he have TWO nipple rings?
Sounds like Bolden has a concussion.
3 injuries in like 2 plays for ND?! They're falling apart too.
anyone got a stream for the wifeday game? I'd even settle for audio at this point...
i thought it'd be funny to start a new thread looking for the stream but then i figured i'd get banned.
Persavered. OK, finish your beer for that one
But getting waxed by Navy?
Still, you have to love their "stick it in stick it in stick it in!!" chant.
ND getting slaughtered. 35-10 Navy.
by Persa on that run. Looks like Northwestern is gaining momentum again.
Notre Dame is looking at 6-6 again this season with Utah and USC still on their schedule. Lol @ golden domers...
Persa is one tough SOB. I'm impressed.
But good decision on that keeper by Persa. Had loss written all over it. And sets up "whew" TD.
Another great run by Persa.
Persa looking good.
BOOM BABY! Damn Persa has some jangles. What a run!
Man this kid is fun to watch, tough guy who knows how to get to the sticks. Go Cats
I had to step out for awhile
But have we talked about how many yards of offense would Persa put up against Michigan?
O/U 500, right?
Sparty NO! for that third and nine draw play the ran with Nichols when Cousins was having his way throwing the ball. Gave all the momentum back to NW.
I didn't understand that call at all. Northwestern's secondary was confused with the trips on the near side and thankfully MSU called that dumb draw.
We don't play NW at this point? It sucks not playing the Gophers, but I'm not sure I'd trade any of our next 3 games for the Wildcats. I'm not even sure they're that great this year, but I just see that offense giving us fits.
Persa's QB instincts + Denard's athletic ability= unstoppable. When the passing play breaks down, I wish Denard would just run it
Hopefully Denard will start to do that later this year. He's basically had actual coaching for 14 months, so he's still growing.
On a more general note, remember when Michigan played lots of upperclassman? That was nice.
I'm in shock that Syracuse is fielding a competitive team again. They are up right now against WVU 19-14 in the 3rd.
I'm not sure if I should be sad about the Syracuse upgrade or happy about the WV downgrade.
If this isn't a one year uptick for the Cuse, and they are on the road to long term improvement, I wonder if Jim Delany would want to scratch the expansion itch again.
To find someone else too. They can't be going back to odd teams.
Oooo weee what up with that? what with that?
Too much cushion there on 3rd and 7.
Northwestern's tackling is something our guys should aspire to. They fly to the ball and wrap up. Just a very well-coached squad. If the Cats could attract better talent, they'd be a powerhouse.
Not sure if anyone is watching this, but Minny has over 300 yards halfway through the 3rd quarter, Kevin Newsome getting some playing time as Bolden went out with a concussion.
There have been times today where the Gophers look like the have the best offense of all the teams playing during these noon games. Weird
Because it's not on in the Michigan/Comcast area. So keep us in the know.