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Blueandgold.com counts down the powerful impact of Year 3, and how it compares to Brian Kelly’s current situation. No. 10 is Bob Davie (1999).
I'VE posted before and I'll say it again: This is a quality ND team and there are no excuses for a sub par year. We have all the motivation (and talent) to not only have a solid winning season but also spring an upset or two along the way. We simply need to reinstill the swagger that was ND: strong, determined, well coached and always up to the fight. The players shouldn't be hoping they get a break or two or play a good game, they should be expecting to win, especially at home. We have a solid D and the nucleus for an outstanding offense. Now let's just go out and play the damn game.
I believe in the coaches and the players and I expect a great season. Go Irish!
That 1999 defense shouldn't have been as bad on paper as it was, it had talent, albeit young talent. Bob Davie knew how to win in ND Stadium going 25-7 in his 5 seasons. We haven't had a coach who's teams played that well at home since.
My luck w/the Irish 20-6...GO IRISH!!!
Hi from Paris. It's been a while since I posted, and I just wanted to congratulate you on another really excellent article. The points you make are very pertinent to this year - let's hope BK takes heed!
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