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Simple. I'd pull the Kobayashi Maru and take all four.
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If i had to choose, i guess i would pick A. Lou, how bout an all of the above option,lol.
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I was thinking this too. Guarantee 7 wins, steel two away games, and, bam, 9-win season. In 2012, I'll take it.
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You certainly know how to throw up the tricky questions there LuLu. I like A., but with the Navy game in Ireland a HOME game, and the Miami game in Chi-Town a HOME game, that skew's that category. I'll take B. last game of season, their turf, them probably in the National Title picture, definitely BCS material. And if we beat them atthat stage of the season, I would have to say we probably had a very successful season to be in that spot to begin with.
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Tough one Lou. I would go with B.
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As much as I hate losing to USC, I pick A. Are we considering the Navy and Miami games as home games? If so, that is 8 wins, with wins over UM and Stanford included. We could end up with 10 wins if we split the 4 away games (Mich St., OU, BC and USC), which I could see this team doing.
EDIT- Just read your new post Lou, I would still pick A and count on the team at least splitting the remainder of the season ending with a very good 9 or 10 win season.
This post was edited by Febiv 23 months ago
I'll go with B because if ND beats a very good USC team A, C and D probably take care of themselves.
Always always beat SC...we have a good chance to accomplish the other choices anyway....if I could only have one for sure then that's it, beat those effers !!!
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My first choice is E. All of the Above, but since that means a NC I guess I'll go with B, beat SC. I hate those guys and it would be a nice way for Manti to leave ND. Did I mention that I hate Lame Kitten.
D. Because all of the above could become possible every year.
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I would go with A since that includes a win over Michigan at night, on prime time,
with lots of recruits in attendance---which could very well get us D as a result.
It would mean seven wins (if you include Miami), so all we need do to get to 10
is to beat Navy in Dublin, BC in Boston (both doable) and pull the upset at
Under this scenario, the only losses would be at MSU and USC.
I can live with that at 10-2, excellent recruiting, and a real step up to
2013 (when we get MSU and USC at home).
What happened to Wake?
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I took the most guaranteed wins so being unbeaten at home.
This isn't a math test, passion has a funny of trumping logic.
My "home" wins are Purdue, Michigan, Stanford, BYU, Wake, Pittsburgh and Miami. Unlike Lou, I think
Miami is a "home" game since it would have been played at South Bend if we wanted to play it there. Navy to me is an away game since we rotate "home and away" with Navy and Navy played at South Bend last year. It's really Navy's game. But, win seven at home makes you relatively speaking a good team and gets you to nine wins with wins over Navy and BC.
I recall that one of the very unusual aspects of Gerry Faust's regime was that, upon occasion, he could win against
reputable teams (Michigan, Penn State, USC and especially No. 1 Pitt in '82). But, he could not win consistently. Winning all games at home gives us the first step to achieve the consistency we have sorely lacked since the Holtz heyday. Moreover, I think Lou is dead-on---we have simply got to make winning at home a trademark of our program.
It is one thing to lose but to constantly lose, even to the Syracuse's and Connecticut's of this world, at South Bend is something that really gets me. Win them all, yes, but for God's sake, win at South Bend!!!
I love hypotheticals. And this is a good one. Not one of them is easily discarded.
I would like to first know when we were undefeated at home. I remember Holtz talking in 1986 about reestablishing home field. And look what happened. Getting those 3 would also go a long way to seeing to that goal. Throw in a top flight WR and CB and it SHOULD happen.
I will first discard the win over USC. Not letting them have it naturally, but I feel the other three accomplish short term goals as well as long term ones. The two games most highlighted on my schedule are Stanford and Michigan. We're 0-Kelly there and 0-our last 6. They are both at home and both beatable. Get those games and you keep those type of recruits in "D" and even attract Doug Randolph, maybe Anzalone and the top flight WR and CB we crave.
I guess Im talking myself into the original thought, undefeated at home.
Easy. Beat USC.
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definitely C, i cant stand the michigan and msu fans. plus if we sweep UM and MSU, that means we have a better chance at a pretty good record
E- All of the above.
I would like to beat Michigan, Oklahoma, and Miami and if it takes losing to Michigan St. and USC to go 10-2 and land Green, Smith, and Rochell, i'm good with that. I pick D. and next year we beat everyone.
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I pick A. 7-0 at home. You can't win them all if you don't win at home. We have not protected home turf well since Holtz was here. If you win the home games, you have a shot at UM and MSU in the same year. We win the home games, then we have a much better season than most of us expect. Recruiting will take care of itself. Beating SC in the last game of the year gives you nothing if you are 3-8 going into the game.
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