SportsCrack Blog

Monday, November 29, 2010


It's been 9 years since I have woken up the next day after a Notre Dame-USC game and had a smile on my face. God yesterday felt great. My confidence going into the game was just like last year. I thought Notre Dame would win. But I'm so fucking superstitious when it comes to sports especially Notre Dame that I didn't even post a prediction for the game.

My game balls go to Robert Huuuuggghhhheeesss and the Notre Dame defense. Hughes ran like a locomotive Saturday night in a driving rain in Los Angeles. He could not be stopped. It was absolutely beautiful to see a running back take over a game and just will their way to the end zone. It's been a long time since we saw somebody in blue and gold do it. Big props go to the senior in Hughes for getting the monkey off Notre Dame's back. The defense again was absolutely dominating. I'm not sure what in the hell Brian Smith has been eating lately but whatever it is he needs to keep on doing it. The senior middle linebacker has led a resurgence on the Irish D the past 3 games. They have only given up one touchdown and even that was on the offense because they turned the ball over on their own 2 yard line. The defense held USC to under 250 yards and their running game only managed 3.5 yards per carry. Outstanding performance.

Also a big thank you goes to Brian Kelly and the staff. They have dealt with a lot of shit from media and the fans and alumni this year. Most of it was bull shit. To see Kelly smile and defensive coordinator Bob Diaco go ape shit after the game made this Notre Dame fan believe the Irish are definitely going in the right direction. Up.

Now it's on to a bowl game at 7-5. With a possibility of 18 of 22 starters back next season I'm already getting giddy about 2011. With momentum comes recruiting too and I believe they will finish with a top 10 class this season. It should set them up nicely for the future.

Go Irish!

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