by Mike Coffey
As the late great Mike Royko once said, some things you wonder, some things you think, and some things you just know. And I know this whole thing really got out of hand fast.
If anyone had told me walking out of that BC game in 1993 we wouldn’t be #1 again until 2012, I would have punched them in the throat.
Another outstanding performance by Everett Golson. Now if he can just reduce the throws off the back foot….
Great to see Tyler Eifert go out as ND’s most productive tight end. Nice to give Ben Koyack and Troy Niklas something to shoot for.
I’m too young and sprightly to remember the killer ND defenses of the 1970′s very well. I can only imagine this is what they were like. Those who say defense wins championships know what they’re talking about.
Figures that the minute we picked up some style points, they don’t matter anymore.
Due to scheduling snafus, I had to listen to a lot of this game on the radio, including just about the entire first quarter. I love all my fellow alums, even the ones I don’t like very much, but Don Criqui and Alan Pinkett really need to be replaced. On the fumble in the first quarter, Pinkett talked over the crowd reaction to the fumble trying to make some semi-relevant point for 30 seconds. You could tell something was happening, but it wasn’t until after the play was reviewed that we knew what.
Carlo Calabrese’s people may not be able to get you, but he damn well sure can.
We went into tonight wishing for one of the teams ahead of us to lose. Apparently we weren’t specific enough.
In the car on the way home tonight, I heard the hosts of Sirius/XM’s college sports show say, “Now the players at Notre Dame will know what it’s like to play under pressure.” Because as we all know, Notre Dame never plays pressure-filled games at all because no one pays attention to them ever. Mopes.
No national championship contender should lose to a four-win team, and I don’t care where the game is.
Hello, Oregon. This is what the rest of us in college football call a “defense”. I understand your confusion, it’s been a long time since you’ve seen one.
I can’t see a senior quarterback nursing a separated shoulder putting his draft stock at further risk by playing in a meaningless game.
The only thing marring my enjoyment of the evening is the fear that an extremely deserving Heisman Trophy candidate who has the misfortune of playing on the defensive side of the ball is going to lose to a goofy-looking freshman with a douchey nickname.
I hear Miami is lovely this time of year.