Congrats

Submitted by Irish on September 10th, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Another well played game by UM and thats all it took, execution wins over talent any day of the week.

You guys were right, ND didn't turn the ball over 5 times this week (although they tried), just too bad it took only 4 this time around to lose. lol, should be an interesting week.

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BlueHills

September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 AM ^

ND played really, really well. I didn't think Michigan had a chance for most of the game. It's hard to stop Denard when he's got a hot hand (and feet).

It didn't hurt that we got very lucky.

expatriate

September 11th, 2011 at 12:22 AM ^

Well compared to Michigan's secondary perhaps.  At least your cornerbacks were close to the receiver who had to make leaping acrobatic catches.  Michigan's corners weren't even in the right zip code.  

Notre Dame is a hell of a team and on the whole outplayed Michigan badly.  Things just went wacky in the 4th quarter.  Hey, as  Michigan fan I will take it, I have certainly seen it go the other way these last few years.

Thanks for having so much class, may y'all go 10-2!

coldnjl

September 11th, 2011 at 12:24 AM ^

your team dominated us throughout the game, and should've won...and the secondary...that is the hardest thing to protect against...its high risk as we saw, but truthfully, we just got lucky

 

Question to you....What did ND do to absolutely lose the luck of the Irish?

RDDGoblue

September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 AM ^

I live in south bend, and I know craploads of ND fans.  I have never met you, but you are one of the two Irish fans that I wish didnt have to feel the sting of that loss.  Thanks for being a classy dude.  Good luck to the Irish next weekend.

DutchWolverine

September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 AM ^

Thanks for the compliment, but I certainly wouldn't say "well played" on either side.  Definitely nice to see a Michigan team make adjustments on defense.  However, it is still clear that the Denard and Borges still need time to feel comfortable with one another.   Either way, a win is a win.  We'll take it.

NateVolk

September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 AM ^

Notre Dame has some weapons and they will end up beating some people up. They'll be fine. After that thrashing of the first 16 minutes, Michigan was playing with house money in this one.   They hung in there and made some plays. Credit to them. Thanks for your classy thoughts Irish.

PurpleStuff

September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 AM ^

We turned it over 3 times, never had a RB gain more than three yards on the ground, dropped tons of balls and when we didn't drop them Denard missed open guys.  Then our defensive coordinator nearly gave the game away by playing cover 0.

We won because ND is allergic to winning and because Denard Robinson is Jesus of Nazareth, returned to the Earth in bodily form to bring redemption to all who believe in him.

phork

September 11th, 2011 at 12:53 AM ^

That about sums it up.  Allergic to winning.

I also have to give my props, and this is why this series cannot end.

I love me some Denard, but those wounded duck passes are going to get your guys killed when you hit a real secondary.  Best of luck to you the rest of the way.

DutchWolverine

September 11th, 2011 at 12:04 AM ^

Thanks for the compliment, but I certainly wouldn't say "well played" on either side.  Definitely nice to see a Michigan team make adjustments on defense.  However, it is still clear that the Denard and Borges still need time to feel comfortable with one another.   Either way, a win is a win.  We'll take it.

MichiganMan2424

September 11th, 2011 at 12:11 AM ^

Very good game Irish, someone had to be on the losing end.

But you guys are a good team. Tell your troops to get back up, and beat the shit out of MSU next week. For next week, GO IRISH!

lakeside

September 11th, 2011 at 12:20 AM ^

Just watched the game in a remote bar in N Michigan.  Two groups of UM fans, 1 group of ND fans.  We agreed it was a contest to see who could lose the game.  I don't know if "execution" won this game.

Johnny Blood

September 11th, 2011 at 12:41 AM ^

I know you must be very disappointed right now, but I give you a ton of credit for coming online to congratulate us.  At the end of the day, all of us here are just fans -- we don't decide the outcome win or lose.  But you always maintain yourself with a lot of dignity and I respect you for that.  Good luck next year -- but I certainly won't mind if your team kicks MSU's ass.

alwaystrueblue

September 11th, 2011 at 1:27 AM ^

Irish.   Lots of luck for us tonight. 

Notre Dame is going to be fine. They have some very, very good players and Kelly is a great coach.

Better days are ahead for you Irish.

 

 

Hopefully for us too.