September 9th, 2011 at 8:50 PM ^

Re:  Denard . . . "Irish safeties coach Chuck Martin joked that the game-planning this week began with prayers at the Grotto."



September 9th, 2011 at 10:13 PM ^

I played on a rec league softball team with Coach Martin a few years back when he was head coach of GVSU. He is a pretty solid guy. That is totally his sense of humor, although I'm sure he was only half kidding. Not many coordinators can stop a playmaker like #16 with pure scheme, they have to hope for a little good fortune as well. Let's hope our Protestant prayers made it up there first. Go Blue Fergodsakes!


September 9th, 2011 at 8:55 PM ^

Best quote: "It's kind of like playing Navy, ... do the best you can and let the chips fall where they may." 

2010: Navy 35, Notre Dame 17.

Let's hope it's just like playing Navy.


September 9th, 2011 at 9:09 PM ^

I hope the ND Nation board doesn't see that quote.  Actually hope that ND-UM rivalry never ends.  My first week on campus featured a party at Beta house front yard, where several ND fans were present.  They are great people and the rivalry is great for college football. 


September 10th, 2011 at 2:53 AM ^

Michigan fans:  "polite and knowledgeable with a side of undeserved entitlement."

Except for the "undeserved," of course.


For the last few years, Domer friends and I have exchanged condolences for horrible seasons.  I'm hoping to resume offering smug and insincere "condolences" soon, though I admit to some nervousness about this game.


September 9th, 2011 at 10:30 PM ^

Once upon a time, they had Rocket Ismail.  Now, Michigan has someone who is just as dangerous and touches the ball every play on offense.  Gotta love it...

marco dane

September 10th, 2011 at 12:15 AM ^

scorching their d has them restless I'm sure tonight.

I hope Denard plays more in the shotgun tommorow night...last year 502 total yard performance was simply amazing.


September 10th, 2011 at 8:26 AM ^

I think Denard will play an outstanding game, but the major difference from last year's game will be our rejuvenated defense holding ND below 20 points.