Bold Prediction/Opportunity for me to look stupid on Sunday. EDIT: Nevermind

Bold Prediction/Opportunity for me to look stupid on Sunday. EDIT: Nevermind

Submitted by WanderingWolve on November 2nd, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I am of the camp that this year's defense is agonizingly similar to the 2008 version of the offense, where we are too young/inexperienced and the pieces don't fit right, at least not yet.

So, here's my prediction: Saturday's game will be our 2008 at Minnesota game.  That was the most complete game of the year and one of only 3 games where our offense out-gained our opponent (ND and Miami (NTM)) were the other two.  If you're a sadist (or want to see how far our offense has come) you can check this out for yourself here.

Other similarities--coming off a loss to an under-achieving team that was gut-wrenching for its own reasons (the week before MN, we lost to Purdue to officially become bowl ineligible) and we will be playing a team that is over-achieving pre-season expectations.

So, have we had our "Minnesota 2008" performance on defense yet?  If so, who?

Will I look stupid?

Discuss

EDIT: With the news about JT Floyd I recant my prediction.