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With Golson not to return until 2014 (as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble), how much has your view of the 2013 campaign changed?
Do you go from 10-2 or even 11-1 and BCS bid to 8-4 or even 7-5? Does it stay the same? Will it help rally the team?
10 wins still
My luck w/the Irish 20-6...GO IRISH!!!
As I saw someone state elsewhere if Kelly can lead them to a 12-0 season with a RS Freshman QB then he can work wonders with the talents we will have still on this roster as the defense should once again be dominant and the OL should be great in the trenches as well with a stable of talented RB's to work with and some talented WR's.
IMO prior to the EG fiasco I think 11-1 possibly 12-0 with Stanford being the wild card game, now I feel 9-3 is more realistic.. EG is at his best at extending plays and making dynamic plays with his legs.. TR had TE last year that he relied on a TON and now without a so called dynamic playmaker (TE) I think TR might struggle at times
Still at undefeated, Natty Champs but my MVP changes from EG, to Bryant on offense and Tuitt on defense. You only need one more point then the other team. Defense leads team, ND gets it done. (I drop the mic and walk off the stage gangsta style)
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POTW: 1/3/11- 1/9/11, 6/20/11-6/26/11
This post was edited by Vod Kanockers 11 months ago
From 11-1 to 9-3. Rees is alright but can't move the ball against athletic defenses. Remember his struggles against USC, Florida state, and Stanford two seasons ago, as well his struggles against BYU in his only game where he played all four quarters. Defense is good enough to get the team to 9 wins
Oh...to answer your question,Lou...
ND goes 11-1.... Then, wins a big one.
Possibly THE big one.
7 wins this year.
would have been 9 with golson
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Unfortunately, I expected our offense in 2013 to be "quarterback
driven", with plenty of "read option" type plays to provide another
dimension to open up our running attack. In addition, as Everett
continued to grow, I expected our offense to finally begin to consistently
go ""up tempo"----remember long ago when BK was hired how we all
thought we score 40 points a game and be last in time of possession.
In other words, with Everett in his second year as our QB, I thought
our offense would begin to resemble and utilize all of the "spread
offense principles" that Kelly brought with him from Cincinnati.
Now, I'm afraid that instead of moving to the "next plateau" so to
speak in the evolution of BK's offense, we will "revert" to 2012's
orientation to manage the game upon the premise you're not going
to put up more than say 14-18 points a game against quality competition.
Obviously, I'm dancing in the streets if such "reversion" works as
well in 2013 as it did in 2012. But, football is a strange animal and
things may work against us a little more---indeed, even before this
happened, no one was predicting another undefeated year.
Wishing for it, yes; believing it was possible, yes; realistically
thinking it would happen, not really.
Let's put it this way: about 10 days ago, ESPN and other
outlets confirmed that for 2013 only, Notre Dame was either
going to be BCS bowl bound or it would not be able to
go to a bowl. Many of us reacted that since we undoubtedly
would be going to a BCS bowl, the entire article was rather
Now, I'm not so sure.
7-8 wins vs 10-11 with Golson.
Unfortunately for Brian Kelly's contract negotiations, it brings 8-5 back into the picture for a third time in four seasons. Seems like a lot of momentum has shifted Swarbrick's way since Kelly interviewed with the Eagles. It may not be fair to coaches with Brian Kelly's potential, but unfortunately the nature of the beast dictates that coaches making millions ARE judged by both the things the can and CANNOT control.
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I was under the impression that the contract negotiations were complete just not announced publicly yet.
Not doubting your access to insider info, but I find that scenario hard to believe for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't understand the logic of keeping info re: your head coach's job security/longevity on the hush, and 2) Kelly's agent doesn't exactly have the best history of keeping Kelly's business out of the press.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by John Haynsworth 11 months ago
I sure hope Swarbrick doesn't play that leverage with Kelly. Swarbrick has a huge ego in fact I think he likes attention far too much. I fear If he low balls Kelly again, he may tell him to shove it. CBK is a top 5 coach IMO, and deserves to be paid accordingly.
No down-vote please - thank you!
No down-vote por favor, gracias !
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I had 10-2 before while splitting the Michigan, USC, Oklahoma, and Stanford games.
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After watching the BYU game last year I lost all hope that Rees could legitimately win a game on his own. Remove Eifert from the equation and I predict the offense will be a complete disaster. From a strictly football perspective I am completely depressed.
Didn't Lou just comment in a thread and say the ND staff will be financially happy for a very long time or something to that effect? I think the contracts are done and the staff is being compensated justly.
All coaches have a shelf life regardless of how good. Who knows what this setback will mean for the arc Kelly has this program on? But Kelly is compensated for wins and tangible success, not excuses, no matter how legitimate. Kelly is probably a fantastic coach, but if his teams are generally no better than 8-5, regardless of reasons, then how much is his potential really worth?
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