On and most certainly off the field Notre Dame is not the same without linebacker Joe Schmidt cutting it up in front of his teammates. Well done Schmidty. Well done.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
"Next Man In" is a great team slogan and it's going to be needed all season if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to make a run for the playoffs. They have already lost 3 starters (DL Jarron Jones, nickel back Shaun Crawford and now tailback Tarean Folston) to season ending knee injuries. This is where depth and preparation becomes keys to having a successful season. Freshman RB Josh Adams stepped up and played brilliantly vs Texas. Freshman DT Jerry Tillery had a sack vs Texas. You gotta have guys step up and be the "next man in" because make no mistake in 11 days when they face Georgia Tech they are going to need all 80 plus scholarship players in order to beat the Yellow Jackets and their vaunted Triple Option offense.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 1:01 PM
Well if you ever wondered what a real life Peter Griffin would look like I present you with Mississippi State super fan "Sting Ray." When he's not calling into The Paul Finebaum Show (HEY PAWL!!!!) he's putting extra mayonnaise on his Subway footlong.
No joke his little cowbell shrine scares the shit out of me. This guy has probably skinned stray cats as a sacrifice for the LSU game. Thank baby Jesus ND doesn't play Miss St or he would probably catch my Irish ass and use my skin as a raincoat while rubbing himself off to Metallica's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
I'm not saying "Sting Ray" is a psychopath but I'm not going to act like he isn't the love child of Jerry Sandusky and Jared Fogle.
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Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 12:33 PM
10 Boise St - Struggled a bit with Washington and their former coach but this team is the one non power 5 conference with a chance to make the playoffs.
9 TCU - I'm already starting to get on the overrated bandwagon with the Horned Frogs. They didn't play well on the road at Minnesota but still won the game.
8 UCLA - Freshman QB Josh Rosen looked incredible in his first start vs UVA. They gotta be the early favorites to win the PAC 12.
7 Georgia Tech - Granted they played a dogshit team but does anybody see a team that can stop their triple option with Justin Thomas at QB? It's unstoppable. I fully expect them to run all over my Irish in 12 days.
6 Auburn - Jeremy Johnson looked terrible. The whole team played awful in the 2nd half vs Louisville. But they won and that's all that matters. They will get better as the season goes on.
5 Alabama - Bama destroyed Wisconsin which wasn't shocking. But they are so damn consistent and they know what they have to do to reach the playoffs.
4 Texas A&M - Honestly I thought Arizona State was going to blow them out but of course Vegas knows what they are talking about. The Aggies throttled a good Sun Devils team. Right now in the all too early top 10 the Aggies are the best team in the SEC and OMG Myles Garrett is a fucking beast.
3 Baylor - I've been saying it all offseason. Art Briles will get this Baylor team to the playoffs.
2 Notre Dame - The Fighting Irish fucking destroyed Texas 38-3 and dominated in all facets of the game. Malik Zaire looks like the real deal having won his first two starts vs LSU and now Texas. The win didn't come without a huge loss though as starting tailback Tarean Folston is done with a ACL tear.
1 Ohio St - The Buckeyes now have 3 Heisman candidates. Whoever starts at QB, Zeke Elliott and now Braxton Miller. Their schedule is a fucking joke till they play Michigan State in November. It would take a major fuck up for this team to lose before the playoffs.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 11:17 AM
I guess if you had any doubts about whether Braxton Miller could make the transition from QB to WR this ridiculous move erased those. Braxton aka The X Factor pulled off an insane circle button move on the hapless Hokies defense last night that left some knees buckled and shoelaces untied.
Thanks to Braxton I lost my one bet of the weekend after going perfect from Thursday-Saturday. For some reason I listened to Twitter nation and took the Hokies as 14.5 underdogs when I felt in my heart the Buckeyes would blow them out because of the revenge game factor. First half the Twitter world was correct as Va Tech went into half up 17-14. But as soon as the Buckeyes got their footing and knocked out QB Corey Brewer it was over.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 11:01 AM