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A look at some numbers, the turning point and top stat from Notre Dame's 50-10 romp against Navy to open the season.
Wasn't Farley the Star LB? Or did they interchange throughout the game? I definitely saw #41 at OLB for some parts of the game.
This was a solid game.
I just hope that the secondary was focused on triple-option run stopping and that is why it seemed to porous on pass plays.
Don't mean to be negative when discussing potential areas of weakness.
Because it was a great win. Loved it.
"Having the right to do something doesn't mean it's right to do it." -- Chief Justice Warren Burger
Kelly addressed this. When we were expecting mostly runs, we were in man to man. We switched to a cover 2 zone scheme when they started passing, and it started working a lot better. I don't think we're going to run as much man to man in the regular season, but because the safeties are needed to defend the option, we left the corners on islands.
Like stated earlier in the week, the starting part is overrated at receiver and running back. Guys will be shuffling in and out. Couldn't get a count of how many plays each individual is in. ND used to supply it after games to us, but indicated it doesn't want opponents to keep count either — or at least make them work for it.
great stats here i was impressed with Tuitt speed big boy has got some wheels!
I love the fact that mark may's comments were limited to criticizing Kelly for allowing the last score
I was impressed with our O line and RBs. Am I the only one that was impressed with Cam McDaniel? He caught every pass thrown his way and ran through, around or with defenders all over him for possitive yardage on every run. How do you keep him and GA III on the bench when CW returns?
I was thoroughly disappointed with the play by play commentary. Would have been nice to know who was making the play. When the anouncers did name the players they often got the wrong name.
I did see Farley line more up at OLB, and then Slaughter was the safety coming over on the TD pass by Navy. It surprised me a little because I thought Slaughter would be their swing man in so many areas.
Good observations and good eyes on your part.
Wes and Dan went to Ireland, so my vantage point came more from the TV.
Okay Lou batter up: what is the longest touch down run by a defensive lineman?
Wes Morgan had a couple of notes on Tuitt's fumble recovery for a TD in the "quick hitter" notes article:
A few interesting tidbits from Notre Dames 50-10 trouncing of Navy to start the 2012 season.
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Lou, does B&G still list all of the players who played, the position at which the played and their minutes? I am really curious to see the whole list.
I put up on a separate thread the participation chart ND had — although our Dan Murphy handled the list for kickoff coverage and kickoff return units.
Regarding minutes played, we always used to get that from ND through 2009. In 2010, we suggested that they change it to snap count to make it easier. They did, and we were supplied that information each week.
Unfortunately, last year there was so mix up with some of the snaps and they were never released to us formally. Later, I was told that it seems the staff would rather not have it out for public consumption. I'm not sure why because opponents get game tape each week. Maybe they want them to at least work for it?
In any case, I will try again this week to see if snap counts can be made available each game. I won't hold my breath on that one, but you don't know unless you ask. I've been enough of a squeaky wheel at times to get the grease.
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