Considering we are supposed to be passing to win tomorrow, I think this sucks. I only hope it can stay dry enough to not affect our game plan. Guess it can't be any worse than when we played there in a monsoon, but I don't think we need anything tilting against us at this point.
So it is going to be wet and cold tomorrow- and that means what for us?
It was wet and cold two years ago when Denard decided to run through/over/between NDs defense. I think he, along with the rest of the team will be fine!
Actually, it rained some that day, but it was a full 20 degrees warmer
Forecast has shifted a lot today. Either way it does not look like it will be much more than showers. The bigger factor in my opinion is what the wind will be like. It didn't look like it would be a factor in earlier forecasts but now looking like winds between 10-20 mph.
will have an impact on Denard's jump balls to both Gardner and Funchess.
We should forfit.
Just as long as we don't forfeit
From his previous body of work, one could reasonably infer that his misspelling of "forfeit" was intentional, and meant to make fun of the ignorance of those chalking this up as an auto-loss solely on the basis of weather.
Passing to win? If your counting screens than ok. A fast quarterback, decent O-line and short routes are all good for beating a good front 4/7. The fact that its wet means what it always means, Denard won't be accurate and defensive players are disadvantaged a little on both sides. Honestly, I bet we win.
What is a counting screen, and why do you assume I have one? Seems like that's something Herm would use instead of a calculator.
But if I did have a counting screen I'm sure it would be OK.
We weren't counting on laser accuracy in our passing game. Slipping defenders are good for us.
I can't remember what happened the last time we played a game at ND in a downpour:
Oh, that's right. Fandom Endurance III achievement unlocked, with the "watched the entire game from the ND student section in Michigan gear" bonus.
That picture's from the 2008 Northwestern game, but your point is taken.
Oh stop being such a wet blanket.
rained in 2010 too, though it wasnt a downpour. but it always rains when we play in south bend, probably because god is crying watching the irish lose
was awarded for watching the entire M-Northwestern 2008 game start to finish in the stadium even after it was less than 1/3 full at halftime.
from Michigan Purdue. The year we missed bowl eligibility by 1 game. This one hurt the most because it was our last real chance to get in.
I checked the weather maps and if doesn't seem like there is rain tomorrow so idk. Maybe someone with more knowledge can explain
Here is the hourly forecast from Weather Channel:
It means I'm packing a raincoat. And rain boots. And not doing my hair.
Hunter boots!!! I'm in south bend right now. Long line in front of linebackers. I think that's their "ricks".
Eff that I'm wearing gauchos! Boom! Also if you tell me you didn't go to Linebackers I will be sad.
You really threw down the gauntlet with that zinger. Got another one cominatcha right here.
Michigan, in fact, will win.
You sound like oodles of fun to be around
There's no point Notre Dame arrogance never dies. Despite not doing anything for the last 20 years they still believe that they are the most important team in college football. Michigan could win by 40 tomorrow and by god they'll have some excuse. Denard has destroyed them offensively for the last 2 years and they cannot accept that.
Uh....not sure you're getting the upper hand in the "who's more fun" debate with the use of "oodles."
Actually, Denard Robinson does each of the following things: 1. Exists and 2. Typically plays the quarterback position on Michigan's football team. So, I believe that meets the minimum requirements of being a "real QB."
Secondly... U MAD BRO
Those turnovers existed too. So did Jeremy Gallon, even if Notre Dame's sweet secondary didn't believe it. Here are some other images that might be of interest to you.
And my personal favorite...
that ND is anywhere near as good as Alabama are you? Talk about delusional. Are you Lou Holtz's long lost twin or something?
ND might still win but to compare yourselves to alabama is an insult to alabama, ND has no secondary, certainly no dee millner to break up everything and shove roundtree around like a rag doll
Is Green Goblin a Domer? I assumed he/she/it is a Spartan.
I wish I had a picture of Quinn picking the dirt clod out of his face mask to add here.
but which passer would you take?
47/81 58% 7.4YPA 611YDS 3TD 1INT 131.1PR
41/75 54.7% 9.32YPA 699YDS 6TD 4INT 148.7PR
Personally, I take the one with better YPA, more yards, more touchdowns and a better passer rating, but I guess that's just me.
Sadly, none of this really matters, since trolls don't use logic. Of all the players to try and rag on, you pick the guy with 948 yards and eight touchdowns against those amazing Notre Dame defenses.
which "real QB" is kelly going with this week? how many have seen the field already this season? you cant honeslty say that denard isnt a real qb with the mess that ND has under center. your "real qb" was riding the pine for 3 1/2 qtrs last week because he hasnt been able to lock up the job in 2 years of being there. or are they going back to the sophomore this week?
I have met a lot of ignorant notre lame fans in my day but you by far take the cake. Come back and argue when you actually have something competent to say you ass hat. Its clear you are jealous of Michigan and the fact we are actually a relevant program while your precious domers are mired in mediocrity and under achievement.
Anyone that joins an opponents board and spews fallacy such as you, brings round all of the sad 32 year old ND fans that went to community college somewhere, and troll opponents sites from their bedroom in their parents basements.
The fact that you are here just shows how thirsty you and your fanbase are for any kind of relevant win. Don't tell me you beat a crappy Michigan agricultural school last week, everyone with a brain and two eyes knows they are overrated. If Michigan wins this game awesome! If not, I'm sure all of our lives will go on. Judging my your extremism and desperation...I'm not sure the same can be said for you.
You're a ray of sunshine.
the weather is his to command
and get a rainbow over Notre Dame stadium. Can you imagine.
I was thinking about that too. but, it will be at night, so rainbow seems like an impossibility.
A maize and blue storm of ass whooping destruction. There's your damn forecast! Go Blue.
No offense to Navy, but Air Force is infinitely better than they are; Purdue might get bowl elgibile and MSU barely beat a bad, bad Boise State team that could only score 7 points on a miserable BYU squad.
We have no chance????
In what world could we possibly not have a chance against the Yakety Sax of college football. Half of your secondary are WRs, and your QB is a red-shirt freshman.
With Denard we have more than a chance, With Denard we have a very good chance and we have weapons with which you can't match up. Bring your best and we'll bring ours, that should be more than enough.
Beat Notre Dame 35-31 last year. Notre Dame couldn't get to garbage time.....but I'm sure they turned into world beaters this year...
You either win or you lose, there are no should have's. Because Notre Dame should have won, they should have covered Gallon, they should have been looking when the ball was thrown to Roundtree. Notre Dame lost the game, Michgan didn't steal anything and neither play was a miracle, they were Michigan making the plays to win the game.
My life will go on regardless if Michigan wins or loses, but thank you for being concerned enough to send help.
needing a last minute FG drive to avoid OT at home.
Then they beat an MSU team featuring Nick Sheridan at QB and all of a sudden, they're world beaters.
The intelligent jury is still out on both of these teams.
the edge goes to UM because of Denard.
after the game tomorrow night and after the Oklahoma game; and the Stanford game; and the USC game; and the over-hyped, overpaid bowl game you'll lose in late December.
What evidence do you have that your team is sooo good? You beat up the weakest Navy team in 10 years; you just barely survived Purdue who played two bad quarterbacks and still almost won.
Oh, it must be that you manhandled the mighty MSU spartoons. Yep, that's a calling card, beating a team with no receivers, a pourous offensive line and a QB that couldn't hit water falling out of a boat.
You haven't had a decent QB in since Joe Montana, although every one is always the next Heisman winner. The decided schematic advantage you possess never materialized and were beaten by a freshman QB in his second start, while you had a 5-star QB that looked like an ostrich without feathers that barely got drafted and now is a water-boy somewhere.
Manti T'eo is a real football player and you should be proud; too bad your converted WRs will be seeing a lot of backs of No 12, No. 19 and No 21 Saturday night.
You and your spineless AD won't join a real conference in football because you'll have to give up all the free handouts you get from the BCS and NBC. You want to stay independant to avoid playing Wisconsin OSU and Michigan every year. Eventually you'll join the ACC, the weakest of big football conferences.
You might beat Va Tech or Georgia Tech and Duke, but You'd never survive as full member of the Big Ten.
So since Big Ten country obviously doesn't please you... may I suggest Bolivia?
That's the best you got? In case you forgot, this asshole is your coach.
Are you trying to convince people on this board that Notre Dame is going to beat Michigan? Is it that your just trying to see if you can make someone mad? Kinda stuck on what your goal is?
Wow, you convinced me, genius.
So, please... get the f*** off.
Big fan of this troll. Really am.
Last year my best friend in New Orleans and I hosted a joint ND/UM watch party. I endured three quarters of taunts, which I took like Michgian Man (TM) - sternly, without emotion, with perserverence. Knowing that in the end my fandom was not ND Nation...
I saw a grown man tear up. I saw a female friend of mine bawl. I saw another friend slam his cellphone into the ground - it broke. That encapsulated all (online and offline) ND Nation in my mind for today and forever.
Agreement reached! The day shall only get better from here. Go Blue and Beat ND!
PS -- I hate games on NBC...that is all.
We've been hearing how Notre Dame would kick Michigan's ass every year, especially the past 3. It's like a loud mouth who challenges you to a game and then loses 2 or 3 times, only to say "I told you I'd kick your ass" when they finally win. We'll see what happens, but I'm not getting worked up over a troll with nothing better to do.
Looking at available historic weather data for South Bend on the days when we have won there, the average high has been 73 and the average low has been 53 degrees. This must mean Will Campbell and Mario Ojemudia make some big stops.
I know Denard is going to have a great game! He wants this and is going to get 'r done! The defense is going to get after ND . . . Brian Kelly is a great coach BUT Brady Hoke and Co. are going to have the answers!
I'd say it's a safe bet that we'll either win or lose at this point
Wet and cold is fine; if the wind doesn't flare up this should help UM, since the passing attack is the one element of the game that should favor UM.