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at Covers by a guy named Jimmydafreak.
Never heard of him, but I like his style.
"The first thing that sticks out to me about Notre Dame is that they really did not face a single offense that was multi-dimensional all season. The closest thing they faced to a multi-dimensional offense was probably either Miami or USC. Nevertheless, week after week they could simply load up to take away the only dimension that posed any type of a threat to them. Tomorrow night we will see Notre Dame have to defend for the first time all season an offense that can threaten them equally on the ground and through the air. This will be by far the best offense Notre Dame will have faced all season."
Cat speaks the truth.
The common team they both played is Michigan. BAMA 41- Michigan 13 ND 13- Michigan 6. Now you tell me do the math.
Transitive theory doesn't apply to college football. I agree with you though.
Very nice analysis. +1 OP
Thanks for linking that. It is a fun read written (and responded to) by people who don't really care about Alabama or Notre Dame - they really only care about how to bet. That is about as unbiased as you can get. I was actually a little surprised at how much that guy knew about our team and players. lol - I think he knows more than some of the announcers we've had!
Interesting and very in depth. I hope he's right.
After I read that, I went to the whole forum and read a bunch of the write ups and opinions on this game from their posters. I agree that it is nice to see non-biased opinions and just people who want to make money. It was amazing the majority of people that picked bama to cover, and cover big. The few who picked against bama still seemed to think they would win, just not cover.
In a good mood, so +1s for everybody!!!
Great writeup right there...guy definitely knows his stuff
Agree, that write up really summed up a lot of the stuff I was thinking and hoping!
Roll tide roll
As RMFT14 pointed out, for some reason this logic never seems to work out. That being said, in addition to this "transitive theory", if I am not mistaken, Michigan also turned the ball over 6 times against ND. In other words, although RMFT14 is correct that you can't rely solely on common opponents, when you include the TO margin (specifically, ND's inability to capitalize on TOs due to a stale offense) as a factor, this should still be a mismatch. Obviously we are not likely to turn the ball over 6 times. This is compounded by the fact (as pointed out by the linked post) that ND will have to take risks to score points. Accordingly, they are likely to lose the TO battle as well.
As many have said, if our boys play sound football, this should not be all that close at the end of 60:00.
We shall see in about 25 hours. RTR!
This game could easily play out like the Michigan state game and probably worse as Michigan state had a good QB. Golson is over rated.
I just +1 everyone in this tread, if we were in a bar I would have purchased a drink or shot for everyone of you.
I am soooo stoked for this game!
Back atcha GadsenTider! RTR!
Add to this, the following:
1) Our game wasn't even as close as the score would indicate, given two inexplicably completed desperation bombs; and
2) ND played Michigan in the shadow of TD Jesus, while we played at a neutral site.
Again none of this matters except on paper, but no matter how I try to break down the game (whether statistically, common opponent, strength of schedule, situational, etc.) . Anything can happen, but it will take the game of the Domers season, a below average performance by the Tide, favorable calls and bounces, and every bit of the proverbial "Luck of the Irish" for ND to pull this off.
It is hard to put the Michigan out of my mind even though I know it's pretty much irrelevant.
I also can't get Ole Miss/Pitt and TAMU/OU out of my head
Thanks for posting. Great read.
I think we cover however we are not the same team we were against Michigan from a personnel standpoint. We have lost several key players since that game and it has shown on the field.
That may be the best analysis that I've read on this game. I agree with everything he said. This should be a total blowout.
Back in the day, I ran a 3.9 in the 20
We are close on our score predictions too. I say 34-0.
WOW!!! Over 16,000 views since last night!!!
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