Thursday, October 11, 2018

Will the Irish continue its dominance against Pitt?

Will there be a letdown from the big game last week vs. Va Tech? Or is the Irish offense just too much for Pitt to handle?

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  1. Great commentary as always, I do respectfukky disagree on a one loss Notre Dame team being out, we have beaten three ranked teams. We have the eye test nationally. It is very hard to run the table for anyone so we will see how it plays out. If michigan and Stanford are able to win their conferences I feel we have an excellent chance to get in with a close loss to say a Syracuse. A lot has to play out, but we could get in with a loss in the right circumstance.

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    1. The committee puts a lot of emphasis on conference championship wins, which we'll be sitting home watching. That's why it's tough for a one loss Irish to get in, but under the right circumstances, we could. Awfully tough though.

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    2. I disagree, Alabama last year and Ohio state in 2016 didn't even win their division let alone a league championship game. Lotta football left, hopefully ewe can be #2 going into SC and if we do lose it will be close

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    3. I disagree Mike, Alabama last year and Ohio state in 2016 didn't play in a championship game let alone win one. A lot of football left and losses will happen, I m confident ND will get in unbeaten and likely with s loss if its close. Last year Ohio state was in the discussion with 2 losses

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  2. I like your humility about the opposition going forward. Too many other podcasts assume 12-0 or 11-1 record, you guys realize the Irish will have to earn every win going forward. Coach Holtz showed humility and respect for every opponent.

    With all the ND football podcasts coming out, I want you guys to know you are and always will be relevant. You guys one are one of my 2 or 3 favorite.

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    1. Very kind of you. I do agree we ND fans seem to be a little over confident and forget we're dealing with 18-22 year old kids. Lots of distractions, lots of ups and downs, and lots of adversity in a single game! Irish would be lucky to go 12-0. Not an easy thing to do. Having said that, they are capable so will be interesting.

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    2. Now it seems to be chirping on about leaving out a 12-0 ND team (if they win out) for a 1 lose conference champion like LSU (if they beat Alabama), Texas or say Michigan (if they both win out).. If 2 SEC teams enter and leave out say Clemson and ND (as Pat Forde mention); there is nothing to play for..

      I can not see a 11-1 ND team get in there or unless it is a ton of 2 lose teams..

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  3. Good podcast, but I have to chide y'all for spreading a bit of misinformation for two weeks in a row: Dexter Williams is a *very bad* pass-catcher and route runner, not a good one. It's to the point where DeShone Kizer was play-making fun of him on Twitter earlier this year for apparently having learned how to run a second pass route. That and his horrendous pass blocking is why he didn't play much in his first three years notwithstanding his tremendous running abilities.

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    1. Couldn't disagree more with this. He's improved dramatically in both areas this year. Watch the Pitt replay and you'll see him pick up a blitzing linebacker and plaster the guy. Look at the catch out of the backfield he makes on the screen pass. Also check out Avery Davis wiff on a block in the red zone. Williams should've been in there.

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    2. Totally Agree on Williams.. That was a GREAT block. I was surprised Jones was not in there to block. Avery should not be in the back field in that single set unless it is double set for him to release cleanly from the backfield.

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