Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Can the Irish climb higher than 10 wins?

Definitely some work to be done, but the Irish are showing signs of breaking the 10 win ceiling. What needs to happen to get into the Playoffs?

16 comments:

  1. Because you guys are Domers, you guys bring value and a different/unique perspective. Please keep the show going.

    QB Wimbush throwing issue is mental. He doesn't execute in big games. I am tired about hearing about throwing mechanics, as a junior, what has he been doing for the last two years.

    I think the team had to separate the wheat from the chaff to win this game. With all of the transfers/defections last summer and recent players being disciplined, it certainly appears that getting players with high character and buy into Notre Dame is enough to win tough games. When Coach Kelly said the MVP are team captains, I have to agree.

    What an exciting win. ND fans and myself were cheering loudly in that 4th quarter. As I was in a Chicago bar, just clapping quietly as everybody expects ND fans to be obnoxious. Great to see the team play exciting and come out with a win when everybody favored LSU by several TDs.

    Let's just enjoy the win; let's chew on that for a long time. Please Mike, no more next year...enjoy the moment. Book and Boykin and the defense stepped up and showed they can meet adversity head on. GO IRISH!

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  2. Couldn't agree more. I do feel bad for Wimbush because his ceiling is so high. If he completed 65% of his passes, he'd have a shot at winning the Heisman.
    I've been talking about "next year" for the last 30 years. ND has always been the pinnacle of college football for all the right reasons. The landscape has definitely changed and it's a lot different than it was 30 years ago, but I still hold out hope that we can somehow pull off another National Championship. It seems like the pieces are falling into place. But I definitely will savor this moment for the next 5 months. Huge win for Brian Kelly and the program! Go Irish!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, but I just listened to the show. I thought it was great, and the only thing that stuck out to me as eyeroll worthy was your 65% line. While yes, it is technically true that he would be a great player if he passed for 65%, there's no point in talking about that because *nobody* improves that much as a passer. If he did that, he would be Deshaun Watson. He is not Deshaun Watson.

      His ceiling is probably about 58% if he started two more years, and probably less than that for next year. But he won't have the best left side of a line in recent college football memory to protect his blindside next year, so there's no reason to think he'll be *more* comfortable in the pocket next year. It's (much) more likely that he throws below 50% than above 60% over the course of next season.

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  3. The only thing wrong with Wimbush is the system that Kelly runs, now think about this for a minute, under Holtz, Wimbush would be in a QB running and short passing system and He would excel.

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  4. Wimbush passed/ran for 30 touchdowns. Why people make up problems amaze me. We have a great situation with a program talented at the QB position. Wiuld u rather be in Michigan's place?

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    1. Michigan did not beat anyone this year with a winning record. Coach Harbaugh was in the top 3 highest paid coach going into the season. He is Overrated.

      In fact, the so call best conference (Big Ten) Two Top Teams non conference games were blow out loses at home. Oklahoma at Ohio State and ND destroying Mich St.. If you look at the rest of the games they played, they played mid level power 5 teams and quite a number of lower division games.

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  5. Whats a big game? USC, mich st, LSU, ? Didnt we play 7of the top 25? You need to remember in 88' notre dame played three true road games out of 12. The schedule was so much better than it is year ti year now.
    Amazing how we schedule, which is fine but we need to be realistic.

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  6. Overall 10-3 was a very good season, considering 10 of the 12 teams they played made bowl games. Not many schools can say they had at least 10 opponents play in a bowl game.

    Granted.. November was a rough month. Bitter and sweet year at the same time.

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  7. Is this correct? Brian Kelly salary is ranked 64 with out USC and Miami not reporting that would probably possibly higher than coach Kelly. Not that coach is the top coach, but clearly his teams beat a ton of higher paid coaches.

    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/

    Notre Dame needs to open up the pocket book to pay the assistant coaches. We will never be a top school with out having decent assistance to help.

    Coach Elko is getting more money than coach Kelly..

    If the info in USA Today is correct.

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    1. I'm pretty sure there are other sources of income that are not taken into account with this article. He's closer to top 20 in reality, but I'm not 100% sure. 2 million for a DC is crazy money. I'm guessing ND couldn't match that and he had to go with that contract being that it was a 5 year deal. Congrats to Elko.

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  8. Do some of our fans even get the quality if coaches we have and are now losing? Hopefully some on here are happy now that we have lost Elko and Heistand. Its obvious more and more coud leave considering all the negative people toward coaches and ND.

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    1. Unfortunately, the world we live in now is all about instant gratification. People have no clue about how difficult it is to build a program, do it the right way, and maintain it. It's a big ask. 10-3 with a bowl win over LSU against the 2nd toughest schedule in America? C'mon

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  9. Wilm Chip Long be next? What a joke how ND fans blame our "average" coaches. Again hopefully kabong and his posse will be happy with more coaches leaving

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  10. I realize the instant gratification but in reality the delusional fanbase has to make some of these coaches choose other options. Who wants to be apart of all the negative culture toward any coach?
    its time to call out coffey and his agenda

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    1. One problem is that the NDNation crowd wants Alabama-like results without Alabama-like process. They would freak the heck out if we built a football-only dorm, for example. They also get angry that we spend so much money on football-related things, but then think we should be keeping all our coaches. They're basically the approach of the school in 1995 - our football team should be the best because *we're special* and, not only that, *more special than everyone else*.

      Well, you can either go full football factory and pay at the top of the market, or you can expect your coaches to leave for greener pastures on occasion.

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