Don't sweat the neg rep. I 100% get where you were coming from. Your generation hasn't seen ND on top. I'm old. I was a teenager in the 70's when you guys edged us out for 3 NC's and you were the 800 lb gorilla of CFB most of the time. From my old perspective, you're a blueblood who's just emerging from a temporary down cycle like we all do sometimes.
I understand that most of the students weren't born the last time something like this happened. I understand that they were excited and this was a big moment in their life as fans. I still don't like to see fans of programs like ND, Bama or OSU act surprised to win games like this, though. It should be expected by us.
I don’t get the concern about the TE or WR rooms either man. People mention Austin, Lenzy, Johnson, Keys, and Mayer but forget there’s a whole class that hasn’t even seen the field yet between the vets and the true freshmen. They’re going to be a great unit, and like you said, could better overall. Hoping for a Burrow-esque junior to senior transition, if they get half of that, they’ll run through everyone, including Clemson. Future is damn bright!
Thinking about heading to Detroit for a hockey game before the end of the season, possibly the last game of the year. Have to grab a beer if I make it up there
Honestly, I’ll be disappointed if they don’t cover the spread. It’s not usually a big deal to me, but word is that the team is pissed and wants to lock things down, If they don’t win by 5+ touchdowns, I will be very worried and drunk come next weekend.
You're spot on. Kelly may have gone a little overboard getting after the players on the sidelines in 2010 and 2011, but sometimes a player needs that for motivation. Football isn't a sport to be played calm and reserved, you need a fire under you sometimes and coaches need to provide that motivation to some players. It worked for me, because there was nothing worse than getting chewed out by a coach when you were doing something stupid or not giving it your all. I always came back the next play and corrected the issue.