Notre Dame Week
Damefan yet? That guy is hilarious.
I haven't heard anything from him since he said Mantei Teo would destroy Denard.
Damefan was rightfully chased away from here (at least for the time being) some time ago, but he does maintain a blog in which the last post was dated some four days ago. If nothing else, his skills of center justification and semmingly inappropriate emphasis on various words in the middle of sentences are greatly improved from last year.
He's been around once or twice in the past year or so. He's been laying in the weeds if you will,rarely commenting. I don't mind his insight because it's good to see how subjective people can be.
question is whatever happened to the poster irish??? even though he was a notre dame fan he was pretty level headed...
Trust me when I say that as ND fans we would like to be as far away from that clown as possible.
#MIchiganpeformance we wil crush Notre Dame#Suspenionday
That's damefan1 on youtube, right? First video posted in 4 years is showcasing his new basement irish pub. Not irish (duh) and not a real fan of the irish pub style, but the basement setup is pretty impressive. Apparently got most of that stuff when a local pub shut down. I'm sure putting the whole thing together took a lot of time and money. The movie posters are... interesting.
The old UM-notre dame preview videos are still hilarious.
The hell with the Fig Thing Irish
I almost had the image out of my head. Now I know never click on a link that says something along the lines of "I can't believe this picture didn't shut down reddit".
BK gonna play their Alma mater in response to our chicken dance song ha ha ha good one Brian
To have them walk away from this series with a loss, and 5/6 losses to end it. Would certainly make their chicken move seem rational.
I cant remember wanting a win this bad in a while, Go Blue
Is that a Bad Religion Avatar if so well done.
yep, The Empire Strikes First cover, sucks Bad Religion is playing, of all days, this coming Saturday at Freedom Hill
Not a lot of BR fans around these parts I am guessing. Haven't seen them in a couple of years. Hopefully I get one more chance before they call it quits.
Recipe for Hate is a music masterpiece. PUNK ROCK!!!
I've been away from the board a few days. Are they getting back their "academic issues" players this week?
From what I understand there is a meeting about it this week but outlook is they won't be back for the UM game. It's up to 5 players now as I understand it.
Then again its college football so anything can happen.
I think in general ND would rather lose games as opposed to vacating them so I give them credit for that.
Phork (longtime ND poster on this board who seems to be in the know at times) was posting in the "Opening line" thread that he expects at least Daniels, Russel, and Williams back.
But the academic 5 (or at least 4 of them) haven't been practicing with the team since mid-August, correct? If so, they couldn't really be game ready could they?
Not rhetorical questions, would appreciate knowledgable answers.
Well supposedly Williams has admitted it, but the others will be cleared. Should know for sure tomorrow.
well that timing will be very coincidental. good thing the investigation wrapped up just in time to clear 4 starters for a rivalry game.
* regional rivalry
who have not been able to participate in practice or meetings for the last two weeks.
Damage has already been done.
Well students didnt get back until last week so they reviewed it last week and decision comes this week.
Thanks for the update.
Shows what I know!
Where are you getting your information? I haven't found any source that validates this.
Why is it a joke? An investigation happened, players got cleared, some will get booted?
Your wording makes it sound like a decision has already been made. Care to share your source?
Very convenient for the cheaters to be back in time for the big game Saturday. Some punishment for a high integrity academic institution.
Just purchased my ticket, first trip to South Bend this weekend, could not be more pumped
I cannot wait... Honestly, I think this could end up turning out to be another '06 game. DG goes off, and we establish a solid run game.
As for my realist side, I think Golson will be a very tough test for the secondary, but I think they'll be able to handle him. I'm really hopeful that the o-line establishes a strong run game on the young ND line.
I've been making the same comparison to the '06 game. Defense really steps up, Funchess pulls a Manningham with 3 TD's there and we continue to progress our running game.
There is just to much power at the skill positions... Smith and Green will be comparable to White and Gordon from Wisky last season by the end of the year, and ND just does not scare me defensively. And with the defense as aggressive as it looked in the opener, I have every bit of confidence that Golson will be very limited
I wouldn't pin a lot of hopes on the Michigan ground game. ND's defensive line looks good, their back 8 look mostly bad (even if they get some starters back back there, the fact that rusty starters can push experienced reserves off the starting lineup says bad things about their backfield). All I ask from the O-line is enough rush offense to keep them honest, and some adequate pass protection. Michigan will win this thorugh the air, I think, or not at all.
The defense should be able to shut down their passing game, but their running game could well keep them in it, especially if JMFR doesn't come in as the JMFR of old.
I like our chances a lot. Golson looks great, but we match up well against what he does well. I don't think they have an answer for what Garner does well.
We should be top 15 and the talk of game day
I think 2009 is the best comparable, but in reverse. That season, M had the mobile QB and the atrocious secondary; ND had the talented wide receivers and the unintimidating run game. It wound up being a pretty even matchup and a terrific football game.
Another season I thought about was 2002. That year, M had a veteran QB and a mostly complete team but with question marks on the o-line and a couple soft spots on defense; ND had a mobile QB and some running backs but no receivers--unlike this year, however, ND had an outstanding defense that season. The game was in S. Bend and ND won by forcing turnovers and hitting some big play-action passes.
Let's take these boys behind the woodshed! GO BLUE!!
All I have been hearing from everyone here in South Bend is how Golson is going to pick us apart and we have no chance. I can't wait for this weekend and a Michigan victory.
I want nothing less than absolute and complete destruction of the Domers. This is the most important game of the season because it is the next game. I want the Domers disillusioned and distraught with disbelief. I want them questioning who they are as football players as they are banished indefinitely to the wallows of the ACC witness protection program.
This Saturday the gilded inflation will expire as its faux ranking intercedes violently with facts. The time for reckoning rumbles in the distance. The time for pretending is over. You are doomed.
Fuck the Irish.
'Shudder' is intransitive.
A stirring harangue, Robocrofts.
I would make only a single amendment. Instead of, "This is the most important game of the season because it is the next game," I would say instead: "This is the most important game of the season because we shan't play the golden fuckers again for a long while."
We won't get another chance at the fighting chickens for a long, long while. This non-rivalry may never be rekindled. So we need to end it the right way: 5-1, Michigan.
Hopefully a win in South Bend will provide enough momentum to send this team into EL undefeated.
Hopefully, a ND win won't instill the wrong sense of confidence (to the point of over-confidence). We REALLY don't want a repeat of last season.
True, but I think the leadership on this team is much different from the style of leadership that came from last year's guys. Hopefully Gardner and co won't let that happen. You have to imagine though they have learned the hard way enough times the last couple of years that no game is a guaranteed win.
That's what I came to post.
Even though Kalis and Cole each got smoked once on Saturday and Miller got bull rushed once, I am pretty optimistic tha the O line will be decent by the end of the year. They looked coherent and they looked like they knew what they were doing. Mistakes like the ones I mentioned will happen from time to time, it's just that last year they were compounding these by totally ignoring defenders, being in the wrong place, just playing bad. I think they have done a great job of addressing and working on those issues. They still can improve and will have to and Notre Dame will be a great place to start.
I went back and read the 2006 pregame thread over at Irish Envy, and a good number of Domers were expressing real concern over the game even though we really hadn't done anything yet to justify that. That concern turned out to be valid.
This year? They all expect to blow us out. Kinda weird.
Does anyone else remember the Brady Quinn Heisman hype going into the 2006 game. Seems like everyone expected it to be an early coronation for Quinn and the Irish.
That being said, I would gladly trade an early season road loss to the domers if it meant two road victories vs. Sparty and OSU later in the year. I literally live by the "To Hell with ND" quote...
"I would gladly trade an early season road loss to the domers if it meant two road victories vs. Sparty and OSU later in the year" I don't think that that is how it works. ;)
I thought it was funny how when you google Irish Envy it proclaims itself an intelligent forum...and then you read a few pages...
But there is also an underlying current of fear. This ass kicking is gonna make Kelly's head pop.
Jebus. Hieronymus Bosch ain't got nothin on LongLiveBo. This is gloriously creepy. And creepily glorious.
Needs moar test answers.
The catfish is a nice touch, lol
Folsom scores early, but...
- Willie Henry grabs the spotlight
- Peppers gets a Pic and big PR
- Darboh and Chesson come to the party
UM 31. Blarney Case U 14
Damn I phones
approves the auto-correct
Honestly I didn't think Golston looked that great against Rice. Rice didn't have that great of athletes in the secondary and yet insisted on playing man coverage. Their receivers won't be as wide open this week against Michigan's DBs and Golston might have to make some throws that require touch instead of just shot-putting deep balls.
I also think he'll have some 300 pounders laying on him all day. So that should help as well.
Rice didn't have that great athletes? They went 10-4 playing FBS competition. AppSt went 4-8 against FCS.
Listen I am jacked for this game as much as you guys are, but lets get some reality doses in here.
His post did not reference Ap State as a basis for his opinion. So his observations are valid.
I guess my counter point is that both opponents were horrible so for whatever you might say about Golson and the ND offense, you could make the same argument against Gardner and the Michigan O.
Allow me to retort:
(Rice had 145 yards of total offense in that game and gave up 533).
No, I'm not suggesting App State is good or even better.
I've lived in Houston my entire life and off and on followed all of the major and minor programs around here.
Rice was, and should have been, a bowling pin.
Rice has had two ten win seasons since 1949 (their third and only other ten win season). The last time Rice had 10 wins, with this same coach, they followed it up with a two win season.
This was a rebuilding year for... Rice.
Normally at this point, I'd say something positive about Rice, but their stadium left a bad taste in my mouth when I went there a million years back.
All that being said, my only point is that we didn't really learn much about either team (outside of what anyone can learn from a team dominating a team they should) from the opening games.
No need to get defensive. You are, after all, on a Michigan football blog.
When a QB can throw a ball 60 yards in the air to a receiver who has to slow down to catch the ball and is still wide open, they are not playing a good secondary. I merely said it won't be that easy this week and Golston won't look as good.
Right, and I said neither will Gardner. I'm not being defensive I'm just saying pump the brakes a bit on both sides.
Having 300 pounders on top of him will make him feel right at home heeeyo amirite?
Tom Hammond has always given me the willies when I watch his broadcasts. Football, Olympics, you name it. Every time he stops talking and turns to look at his broadcast partner, he just stares at them in the strangest way and invades their body space.
Because of his cornerbacks. Again.
It'll be the safeties that give him a coronary if Russell isn't back.
A whole bunch of Kate upton nudes were released the week of notre dame.
Don't believe me, GOOGLE it.
All the up votes belong to me
I must not have been privy to that info. Anyways, seemed like a huge deal because TMZ and Deadspin are ALL over it.
They are all over it because someone leaked not just Kate Upton but a whole lot of other nudes as well. The pics were apparently on a cloud and they hacked into it. It was an invasion of privacy.
Call me crazy, but sending pics into a cloud doesn't really scream "privacy" to me. What do I know, I'm just a mgoattorney.
My understanding is that they were automatically uploaded by their Apple cloud app. I won't pay iPrices so can't ay if that is actually an Apple "feature."
Reason #10000 if I had a kid and was going to give him/her a smartphone, i would put a nail through the camera lens first.
“Call me crazy, but sending pics into a cloud doesn't really scream "privacy" to me.”
…nor does taking pictures with your clothes off.
You can entertain a reasonable expectation of privacy in a photograph you take which will be kept in your immediate possession. However, disseminating that photo through a cloud service through your own volition or negligence, hardly demonstrates that you had a reasonable expectation of privacy in those items.
I'm not saying what was done is not an invasion of privacy - it obviously was, but just how culpable are the offending parties when the victim(s) negligently or otherwise, uploaded their naked tatas to a cloud service?
Case In point - this is a VERY different case than the Erin Andrews affair.
I agree. Save the pics to the phone memory or a card. Don't let it out of your possession or control.
There have been almost as many posts about Kate Upton nude pics on this thread as there have been Funchess posts.
Sounds about right.
If Funchess doesn't get about 30 passes thrown his way, I'll be disappointed. That dude is a demon monster from hell and I would not want to be the guy trying to out-jump him or bring him down after the catch. I never got to see Braylon play in person, but after seeing Funchess about to explode out of his pads on Saturday, I have to imagine he's right there talent-wise.
I think UM probably has a better roster top to bottom, but if ND gets the win it will be because they will have been able to take advantage of any issues Michigan hasn't been able to iron out in week 2. A win for Michigan will be huge because it should propel them forward with confidence, experience and development and I would fully expect to be undefeated going into East Lansing.
Does anyone know a good place to go tailgate or a good bar in South Bend that will be M friendly. My buddy and I are going with hope of finding tickets but will probably end up at a bar.
No matter where you go here it will be a hassle. But brothers is right by the stadium and usually is a good time. BDUBS is not as packed and is also a good time. Any where else people usually get stupid and act a fool.
Hopefully i will be inside, but its good to have a back up plan
My favorite gif will always be the Denard at Notre Dame 80 yards run. To hell with Notre Dame
There he goes!
I want Funchess to do to them what Michael Floyd/Tim Brown/Rocket Ismael did to us and then some.
Yes, you young guys always lament that you did not get to experience the Michigan of the '80s and '90s, and for good reason.
But there is one area you have a (chicken) leg up on us . . . success against Notre Dame.
We experienced a series of maddening losses, particularlly at ND, via freakish events. We were snake-bit.
Not so for you guys. You beat them every way possible . . . blowouts, close games, games at A2, games at ND, games at night. All of it. You even knocked their lucky charms rainbow out of the sky.
Another 38-0 beatdown would be nice. It's worked well in the past and would be a great way to send them off to the ACC. ACC, good grief.
And take 3 out of the last 5 in south bend.
And I think we are looking at our game a bit more realistically than are other fan bases...
They truly have no idea how to handle any sort of success.
And I think we are looking at our game a bit more realistically than are other fan bases...
They truly have no idea how to handle any sort of success.
Are we rooting for Oregon?
I sure as shit am. I don't worry about the perception of the Big Ten. How Michigan performs is the only thing I care about. I want to see MSU knocked down a peg as their fanbase has become arrogant and insufferable.
I won't be, but I don't judge anyone who does.
I think fixing the horrible perception of the B1G is more important than any small satisfaction I get from watching state lose a game they are supposed to lose.
Dont get me wrong, if they lose ill have a good laugh and enjoy the rest of my weekend, but I wont root against them. OSU is the only team i want to lose every game forever.
Agreed. Let Staee win this week. Then it means all the more for Michigan when we beat them in a few.
But if Staee loses this week, then whether Michigan wins or loses against Staee, they are worse off.
The perception isn't going to change anyway. Last year Oregon mudstomped Tennessee at Autzen and it sure hasn't dampened the S-E-C crap. Plus, Wisconsin going into a shell against LSU in the secnd half was pretty damning as well.
Let's just say I wouldn't mind Oregon winning by 150 points...
Yes, are you serious?
I would like to see us come out strong on Saturday in SB. I think DG making reads at the line is an improvement and the play calling is also improved. I saw many options 2 RB's and many WR's for DG and the 13/14 is promising even though the coverage was questionable on our receivers, I'd expect better coverage from ranked opp. D-line will be interesting to see vs a larger more talented O-line. Although the secondary looked pretty good to me in the press coverage and attacking the screens (countess & peppers).
All of ND's TDs came from what to me seemed like blown coverages/separation and Denard-esqe QB keeps. I would hope that our coverage and pass rush is much better than Rice to contain Golson and keep WR's in check. I'd also expect us to be better at containing Golson on his scrambles/runs.
The caveat to these is they were against cupcakes and nothing is relevant! Will be a good week of speculation.
Cant wait for Saturday!
How can the ND players in the investigation be starting Saturday... thought they were suspended?
WOTS is there will be an announcement tomorrow and a few of the players will be cleared to play.
If Michigan played them week 1 this would have been played out one week prior.
No, because the students who are part of the committee didn't get back until last week.
Their replacements were bad enough that even rusty starters are better, it seems.
I view that as a god sign. That means that their defense will either wear down or become spotty with substitutions. Either outcome is good for the Good Guys.
Not my problem that you can't pay your BIG refs correctly. Thats on you.
Do not forget that in South Bend the referees always give the Irish 7 - 10 points. :(
That happens everywhere, Michigan Stadium included. Its called home field advantage.
First time poster here. I'll get it out of the way now...I'm an ND fan living in Michigan with tons of friends who are Michigan fans so I know a fair amount about your team. Not great knowledge but good enough to keep some decent discussion I hope.
I'm thinking this will be another close game in the series (go figure) and will be pretty high scoring. Our offense is a whole different animal with a QB like Golson at the helm. It's a typical Brian Kelly offense that he just couldn't run with Rees. Our defense will be going through some growing pains since we are doing a 180 in terms of scheme going from a bend but dont break, conservative 3-4 base to an attacking, aggressive, blitzing 4-3 base. We will get burned with the big plays early in the season until all the guys can adjust to the new system. And you guys have the talent and playmakers to burn us for our mistakes in adjusting to the new scheme.
I think Nuss is just what you guys needed on offense to get things turned around there. And Funchess is a beast who we will have to find some sort of answer for. If we had a full strength Russell (one of the suspended players) I'd say he could at least limit Funchess somewhat but since he hasnt been practicing for over 2 weeks I'm not sure of the difference he'll make.
I'm looking forward to a good game this Saturday though. Should be fun to watch.
I hate Notre Lame mostly because of that slobbering bastard Lou Holtz, oh yeah and how corrupt ND is just by being ND.
This one is going to be wild and crazy like always, but I think we'll have a good idea of where we stand as a team after this weekend. Funchess is really going to test their secondary, especially if their suspended CB doesn't come back. Golson will provide a big challenge to our secondary as well, but I think our secondary is in a much better position going into this game than ND's. Just need to get that run game going. If we can do that, especially since they're transitioning to a new defense, I think we can be in good shape.
I would love nothing more than to walk out of South Bend with a win and leave this rivalry on a high note. We've taken 6 of the last 8 from these guys. But I gotta tell you, 7 of 9 sounds a whole heck of a lot better.
you'll end up in a corn field. Then the Children of the Corn will get you....
Which is still a better fate than encountering C.H.U.D. from T.S.I.S.B.
I recall setting in on the Kim Dunbar situation and the judge asked, "Alright, who be on her first?"