Page 10 of 12 FirstFirst ... 6789101112 LastLast
Results 181 to 200 of 224

Thread: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

  1. #181
    Registered User Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Posts
    7,598
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 178 Times in 118 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    38
    ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Bama is going to be VERY tough.
    Yep. We would have been able to move the ball on the ground against Georgia. Obviously for the Irish to be competitive we will need the defense to play well and solid games from Riddick/Wood. But I cant shake the feeling that Golson is going to have to win this for the Irish, and while Bama's defense isn't what it has been in recent years, it's still a great and immensely talented defense.

  2. #182
    Registered User Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Posts
    7,598
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 178 Times in 118 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    38
    ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Bama opens at 10.5 favorites.

  3. #183
    Registered User IlluminatusUIUC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    The American Riviera, CA
    Posts
    5,081
    Thanks
    2,070
    Thanked 3,273 Times in 1,844 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    13
    ZoneBux
    162,769.88
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    162,769.88
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    I've gotta say I don't see it. Notre Dame has got a great defense, but Bama just put on a power football clinic that would have intimidated Knute Rockne. Note Dame's offense has really got to be efficient with their possessions and keep their D off the field or they will get worn down badly.
    "I love both Dan and Wendy. I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback relationship is a pretty special one. I've got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives, so it's a pretty unique trust and relationship you have."
    -
    Tom Brady

    Billszone 2013 Prediction Contest winner!

  4. #184
    It's soooo embarrassing YardRat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    A hole in your wall.
    Posts
    41,492
    Thanks
    3,953
    Thanked 3,621 Times in 2,078 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    126
    ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Roll Tide.

    Long you live and high you fly And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry And all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be.

  5. #185
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Roll Tide.
    Band Wagoner.
    COMING SOON...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Lecter
    We were both drunk and Hillary did not look that bad at 2 AM, I swear!!!!!!

  6. #186
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminatusUIUC View Post
    I've gotta say I don't see it. Notre Dame has got a great defense, but Bama just put on a power football clinic that would have intimidated Knute Rockne. Note Dame's offense has really got to be efficient with their possessions and keep their D off the field or they will get worn down badly.
    It's going to be a very tough game and honestly Im not sure they can win. Alabama is the only team in the country I would of said that about. If UGA had pulled it off I would of felt much better about this game. It was nice to see McCarron look like trash till that one throw, but that one throw also won them the game. He's the clear weak link along with a lack of any WR options outside of Cooper.

  7. #187
    Registered User cookie G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,270
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked 2,054 Times in 864 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    17
    ZoneBux
    28,603.02
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    28,603.02
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Well, good luck.

  8. #188
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie G View Post
    Well, good luck.
    I think it will be a close and fun game to watch. No matter what people are either going to claim Notre Dame cheated or that Alabama dominated the game. The next 30 days are going to be highly entertaining as most of the media will tell you that ND has no shot and then in the final week there will be a huge push of ND support for the underdog.

    This whole story line is predictable.

  9. #189
    It's soooo embarrassing YardRat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    A hole in your wall.
    Posts
    41,492
    Thanks
    3,953
    Thanked 3,621 Times in 2,078 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    126
    ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Band Wagoner.
    Yes, I will admit to that.

    The combination over the last few years of a friend/co-worker being a huge Bama fan, the level of suck that the Bills and Syracuse have achieved, and the enjoyment of watching real football being played for a change are pretty big factors in my jumping on the Tide bandwagon, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    That being said, I agree with your opinion that it should be an entertaining game, and if the Irish can in any way limit the damage from Lacy and Yeldon they certainly have a chance at pulling out a win.

  10. #190
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Yes, I will admit to that.

    The combination over the last few years of a friend/co-worker being a huge Bama fan, the level of suck that the Bills and Syracuse have achieved, and the enjoyment of watching real football being played for a change are pretty big factors in my jumping on the Tide bandwagon, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    That being said, I agree with your opinion that it should be an entertaining game, and if the Irish can in any way limit the damage from Lacy and Yeldon they certainly have a chance at pulling out a win.
    Nothing wrong with it at all.

    Stopping Bama's running game will be a tall task but UGA really struggles v. the run and Alabama's trouble stopping UGA's backup NT in Kwame Geathers gives me hope that Louis Nix can bring some havoc. If Im ND Id come out throwing against an Alabama secondary that seems overrated outside of Milliner. Belue is a guy I'd pick on and the freshman Smith in the slot. Neither safety scares me in the least bit.

  11. #191
    It's soooo embarrassing YardRat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    A hole in your wall.
    Posts
    41,492
    Thanks
    3,953
    Thanked 3,621 Times in 2,078 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    126
    ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    166,563.95
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    If Im ND Id come out throwing against an Alabama secondary that seems overrated outside of Milliner. Belue is a guy I'd pick on and the freshman Smith in the slot. Neither safety scares me in the least bit.
    That's the difference between this Bama team and others of the past...they really don't have any playmakers/studs on the defensive side of the ball, other than maybe Williams in the middle.

    No elite pass rusher...no lock-down corner...no force at safety...no dominate LBer.

  12. #192
    Registered User cookie G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,270
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked 2,054 Times in 864 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    17
    ZoneBux
    28,603.02
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    28,603.02
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    I think it will be a close and fun game to watch. No matter what people are either going to claim Notre Dame cheated or that Alabama dominated the game. The next 30 days are going to be highly entertaining as most of the media will tell you that ND has no shot and then in the final week there will be a huge push of ND support for the underdog.

    This whole story line is predictable.
    Well, good luck.

  13. Post thanked by:

    DraftBoy (12-03-2012)

  14. #193
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,608
    Thanks
    252
    Thanked 208 Times in 126 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    15
    ZoneBux
    19,728.98
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    19,728.98
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Looks like Kirby Smart is in play for the Auburn job.

    If he gets it, will he stay and coach the NC game or head right to Auburn ?

  15. #194
    Registered User Mike13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Miami FL
    Posts
    5,370
    Thanks
    664
    Thanked 740 Times in 459 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    22
    ZoneBux
    22,200.57
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    22,200.57
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    How does Notre Dame usually schedule their games if they arent in a divison?

  16. #195
    Negavite Sammich OpIv37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    73,658
    Thanks
    3,253
    Thanked 6,017 Times in 3,007 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    207
    ZoneBux
    162,662.30
    Bank
    441,547.31
    Total ZoneBux
    604,209.61
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike13 View Post
    How does Notre Dame usually schedule their games if they arent in a divison?
    They have contracts with most of their rivals like USC, Navy, Michigan, Michigan St, and just fill in the rest based around the conf schedules of the other teams they want to play. Although, they had to cancel the Michigan contract due to being semi-ACC and they were expected to do the same with Mich St, but I don't remember ever seeing that one confirmed.

  17. #196
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    That's the difference between this Bama team and others of the past...they really don't have any playmakers/studs on the defensive side of the ball, other than maybe Williams in the middle.

    No elite pass rusher...no lock-down corner...no force at safety...no dominate LBer.
    Ill disagree with two of those three. Milliner is lock down and Mosley is very dominant. Lack of pass rush and trash for safety is apparent though. Also they lack some of the depth of past Bama D's.

  18. #197
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by k-oneputt View Post
    Looks like Kirby Smart is in play for the Auburn job.

    If he gets it, will he stay and coach the NC game or head right to Auburn ?
    He's one of 50 names for Auburn, so nothing to worry about yet. I would assume Smart would coach but he'd miss some very valuable recruiting time.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    They have contracts with most of their rivals like USC, Navy, Michigan, Michigan St, and just fill in the rest based around the conf schedules of the other teams they want to play. Although, they had to cancel the Michigan contract due to being semi-ACC and they were expected to do the same with Mich St, but I don't remember ever seeing that one confirmed.
    I believe they have, keeping the Purdue deal.

  19. #198
    Registered User Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Posts
    7,598
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 178 Times in 118 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    38
    ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Martin and Nix returning for 2013. Two big-time players for the Irish coming back.

    We also added on of the top RB recruits in the country in Greg Bryant. Which should fill the void that Wood will (most likely) need.

  20. Post thanked by:

    DraftBoy (12-17-2012)

  21. #199
    Registered User Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Posts
    7,598
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 178 Times in 118 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    38
    ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    21,405.37
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Martin and Nix returning for 2013. Two big-time players for the Irish coming back.

    We also added on of the top RB recruits in the country in Greg Bryant. Which should fill the void that Wood will (most likely) leave.
    Fixed- Sorry for the original typo.

  22. Post thanked by:

    DraftBoy (12-17-2012)

  23. #200
    Registered User DraftBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    70,199
    Thanks
    993
    Thanked 4,283 Times in 2,507 Posts
    Power to Give Rep
    182
    ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Bank
    0.00
    Total ZoneBux
    263,515.41
    Donate

    Re: 2012 Official Notre Dame Football Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Fixed- Sorry for the original typo.
    I so badly want to add Redfield to this class.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •