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 I haven’t been this happy about ND football since I was swimming in the pool at the Tempe Embassy Suites in 1989.
When the defense carries the team the entire season, you can’t complain when it happens in a game like this. So I won’t.
Quiet confidence on offense, and confidence on defense. On this, national championships are made.
Lane Kiffin is now 0-8 at SC when trailing at the half. Idiot.
As I’ve said previously, I’m not Brian Kelly’s biggest fan. But nowhere is it written I have to be for ND to succeed. So God bless you, you purple-faced bastard, you.
When you’re going to be jobbed by the deficiencies of a system, the time to complain about it is not when you’ve suffered that jobbing, but rather when you’ve survived it and need to point it out. I’m in too good a mood to do that tonight, but expect a story in the coming week how a one-loss ND team would have been screwed by the BCS system and how it’s great it’s going away.
Another win with a strong ground game. Funny, seems like I read that somewhere before….
I watched a great deal of college football today, and the number of porn staches I saw on various quarterbacks makes my stomach queasy.
While I watched that football, the only team I saw that concerns me in a game against ND is Alabama. Georgia, Florida, South Carolina … weak. Bring it, elephants, we can take it.
Johnny Football is still a douche. Yes, I used that word. When the leader of the best defense in the land will not win the Heisman and an X-box quarterback whose team won’t win dick and who threw three picks in a loss when his team actually was playing for something will win it, well, it’s time to just call the award the farce it is.
Prior to today, I didn’t think Ohio State was being punished for anything. They lucked into a national-championship-winning coach when they were supposed to be on probation. But now they’re undefeated and they won’t be playing for anything. If karma exists, this will be Urban Meyer’s only undefeated season at Ohio State, and we’ll watch them suffer.
In early August, a buddy of mine was traveling to a convention in Las Vegas. I gave him $50 to bet on the Fighting Irish to win it all. The betting slip from Harrah’s at 22/1 is looking pretty damn good now.