Lou just said Notre Dame was going to win out in the regular season, and said that Michigan's offense was unimpressive last Saturday. He says that WMU almost outgained them in total yards.
to play football, not to play trumpet
Now that his son's not coaching against ND any more, he can go back to his unabashed homerism.
I'm not too surprised.
was insightful and objective, but I will be waiting a while for that. He has to have pictures of somebody at ESPN to keep his job. I can't find anybody (outside of the ND fan base) that likes the guy.
Somewhere a redneck truck is missing its back window.
And its truck nutz.
...and send $5 to Bill Watterson
All I heard was Sufferin Suckotash! Seriously though, If ND cleans their ball handling, this game will be a close one.
This is not news. He openly plays the homer. It's become schtick. Let's just ignore it.
Exactly. It's kind of funny, actually.
but in a pathetic sort of way.
he would have spit on you while saying it.
It's all Notre Dame tongue-in-cheek favoritism at this point. The inside joke that everyone now gets.
Somebody said something mean about Michhh on TV, better head over to MGo and alert the masses.
(Essentially a repeat topic, so I'll repeat my comment)
This is going to happen a lot OMG Shirtless. I hope you are a stubborn fellow.
Listed on the App currently.
It's no worse than you feeling the need to comment every time one of these threads pop up. Thanks though OMG Board Police.
If we're going to have a different thread for every comment made about Michigan by each commentator on each episode of CFB Live. I'll be sure to tell the OP that they're overreacting each and every time.
If you don't like it, don't click on it.
But then who is going to call you an idiot for posting that Lou Holtz, of all people, thinks that Notre Dame is going to beat Michigan for the 100th year in a row?
No amount of stupid analysis from mainstream source surprises me anymore. They don't know what they're talking about, we get it. That's why we're at mgoblog and not ESPN's CFB section.
Here's the one from last year with the ND/UM preview. Too funny
So he spit his way through another ND all the way prediction. How he has stayed on ESPN this long has to be an inspiration to stroke victims across the world.
Does this shock anyone anymore? In Holtz's mind, ND should run the table and with the NC every. Single. Year. Then they proceed to usually lose their big games (UM, USC) and then lose a few more that they should win (Navy, TUlsa, USF).
And if Kelly is going to keep blowing up on the sidelines like that, his players are eventually going to tune him out, and then it's all over.
Permission to give Lou Holtz a cup of warm milk and put him to bed?
..granted, please proceed and don't skimp on the sodium thiopental for the milk.
every time Holtz said something ridiculous re: ND we wouldn't have room for much else on the board.
Mark May stared at him like he was on something (per usual) and Rece Davis pointed out that the offense didn't need to be impressive, because the defense kept scoring and remained on the field.
But, what do you expect from Holtz?
Trolled by the Holtz.
This guy needs to just retire already.
he did already to the old folks home in Bristol Connecticut. They even gave him a "job" to keep him busy. Thanks ESPN.
Lou Holtz thinks ND would go undefeated in the AFC East.
Says ND will beat Michigan, let him..usually works out well for us!
Denard had 144 yards of total offense and we still scored 34 points, shouldn't Notre Dame be worried?
If ND wins out. I'm still not sure they go to a BCS bowl.
OK, they probably would, but one more loss would knock them out I bet. Their schedule is pretty weak.
Yeah they do. Bowls like selling tickets and tv enjoys high ratings. Plus they'll have beaten Stanford, msu, USC and Michigan.
Same thing every year. They could have beaten us last year and the year before, but didn't. They could beat us this year. We'll see what a night game and a roaring Big House brings. As annoyed as I sometimes get at Desmond, at least he's not a homer like Lou.
soo this is like 4 years in a row that he has picked them to go all the way.
It would definitely be a bad omen for Holtz to pick Michigan on Saturday. Good job Lou!
I feel much better about our chances of beating ND now that he picked them.
This shows all is well in the universe and we can expect more of the same for M-ND: the lower rated team upsetting the overinflated favorite.
The worst part is, eventually he'll be right. I just hope it's not this year.
Did anyone actually watch the game on Saturday? Our offense was barely on the field!
Actually said, if I am correct, that he was NOT impressed with Michigan's win, but was IMPRESSED with Notre Dame's loss.
That is about as awesome a quote as you will here.
Even douchebag Mark May thought it was ridiculous.
"the Tweeter". Mark May looked like he couldn't hold in laughter much longer.
At least he didn't call it the twittirola
Western had 58 offensive plays to Michigan's 39 when he argues that Michigan was unimpressive based on total yardage. Western averaged 4.8 yards a play to Michigan's 7.4 yards a play. Of course he is Lou Holtz so I wouldn't expect him to be make any sense.
Just for comparison if Michigan would of had 58 plays on offense, averaging 7.4 yards a play they would have finished with 430 yards to Western's 279.
Michigan averaged 7.3 yards a carry, had one penalty, no turnovers,and averaged 7.5 yards a pass. That isn't eye-popping, but I don't see how you could argue that they were unimpressive offensively. I guess if Denard doesn't have 300 total yards in the game, that means the offense was unimpressive to somebody like Holtz.
Holtz cracks me up. There are a lot of point-counterpoint type pairings on ESPN that drive me nuts, but I actually like watching him and Mark May. You can tell that they really get along, because he basically called May an idiot the other day and the only one who took offense was Rece Davis. Priceless.
Holtz says that EVERY year. In fact he picks ND in almost every game they play. His credibility as a sportscaster is almost nonexistent. Not a big deal.
It's just schtick. Mindless entertainment. Nobody really cares what he says, even him.
Lou Holtz is a moron and spits too much when he talks
How did you understand what Lou Holtz said?
In all seriousness, shouldn't this guy be running the betting pool somewhere in a senile, old folks' home? Because I think he still thinks it is 1988!!
whenever he picks nd, which he lost last weekend when he picked USF (blood is thicker than money). Also hasn't he picked nd to go unbeaten every year? he always says they have more talent than any team on their schedule. Must have a poor coach?
So Lou points out that in 3 quarters an offense that is under a new system only barely outgained a well established offense with an upper classman quarterback?
Sounds almost like a compliment to me. I know we've all become accustomed to old unlce Lou having his ND bias, but at some point can't he be more like coach Lou? Instead, challange ND to do better, rather than have constant optimism and praise for a team that just had 5 turnovers to a middling Big East squad.
Would have said something like, "I don't know how in the world we're -- oops! -- I meant 'they're' -- going to be able to field a team this week. Crist doesn't look like he could make a throw out of a wet paper bag, and Rees is green-blue color blind, so he's liable to mistake Troy Woolfolk for Michael Floyd more often than not. Cierre Wood is so gimpy that it wouldn't surprise me to see him wear a handicapped sticker on his helmet. And the defense couldn't hold the University of South Florida to less than 23 points. I don't see how they're going to be able to contain a squad of Felician Sisters in full habits, let alone Denard Robinson and the rest of the Michigan offense...."
Middling you say? Because they are coached by the greatest coach in the country, they are even better than the best team in the country. And Dayne Crist is faster than Denard Robinson. And Brian Kelly is an upstanding level headed encourager of fine young men.
This must be the first time he has said something like this.
How many inches of rain fell in the ESPN studios?
Would be real tough for ND to pull off. Not going to happen if they go 9-3. They can only afford to lose one more game and even then it'd be close (but they'd probably get it over most over 10-2 teams because of fan base). There are 10 BCS slots and if the past is any indicator of the future, here's what the BCS teams will be
2 from SEC
2 from Big 10
Pac 12 Champ
Big East Champ
Big 12 Champ
Boise St/Other Mid-Major
That's 9 of the 10 slots probably filled. Keep dreaming Lou.
You lost me at "Lou Holtz says."
And so many people still fail to realize that he just says shit like this to mess with people and get this kind of reaction. Think what you want about Holtz, but he's not an idiot, he's just a domer.
...I heard him say ND would beat
We outgained WMU by 9 yards on 17 less offensive plays.
He says the same thing every year. He picks ND to win 11 games, Mark May looks at him like he is nuts, explains why it won't happen, and is proven correct as the season rolls along. It is like clockwork. Holtz can't help himself.
It's like how Chris Berman jokingly picked the Bills to make it to the Super Bowl every year for a while after they made four in a row. Except Lou is probably serious.
Any idiot other than Mark May can play that role. Let's not give him undeserved credit. That's like crediting someone for their brave stance against raping.
I didn't know that Lou smoked up.
Here's what I hear every time Lou Holtz opens his mouth:
DERP DERP DERP DERP DERP...
Unlikely that Notre Dame can beat MSU, USC and Stanford...they have a shot this week because our defense is still a work in progress. They should be thankful if they make a bowl game.
Just watched the Miami/Maryland halftime show. I swear Holtz is drunk.
I think that LH has said that every year for the last several years. We have beaten them 4 of the last 5 years so I say let him talk all that he wants.
I heard they won't let Lou lay on his back and talk anymore, because there scared he'd drown
You win... Post of the night. I lol'ed pretty hard at that one. Thank you
However, I have a bad feeling about this one. This will come down to defense and I have to give the edge to ND. My heart says UM but my head tells me ND. Hope I am wrong.
Holtz, May and Millen all in the same broadcast. Reminds me of Tim McCarver on a good day.
To Hell with Notre Dame. That is all.
There is objective sports analysis and then there is bombastic sports chatter. Obviously Lou's babblings are less the former and much more the latter. I hear a win for ND is predicted by dear 'ol Lou - if I were a betting man I'd put a wager on the Maize & Blue. Now we all have our likes and druthers, but in my heart I feel its going to be a W for our beloved Wolverine brothers.
Excessive spitting can make you delusional.
Also, FYI Lou, when one team scores twice on turnovers the other team ends up getting more plays, and yards. Classic misuse of a statistic.
Dr. Lou Dr. Lou Dr. Lou Dr. Lou Dr. Lou Dr. Lou Dr. Lou
See - my post was about as informational and contained as much realistic content as his 'spit shtick'.
That is all.
I feel shocked.
prediction every year.
...haterated on Howard Cosell, too.
i find ol lou highly entertaining. just glad he aint from MICH
he was a helluva coach
I love Lou if only for his entertaining, polarizing nature on gameday. But the segment this past week of him going back to his hometown high school to coach the kids for an afternoon was a train wreck. The kids couldn't understand a single thing he was saying, and were probably asking themselves why this babbling relic was spitting on them...
I say, keep Holtz on College Gameday. He keeps us all humored.
How is Holtz still employed? He must still have a vote which explains why ND remains ranked. There is a bunk next to Bowden at the Shady Dealings Home for Cheating Retired Coaches. Walk towards the light Lou...