2022 Week 3 Prediction Poll: California @ Notre Dame

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Some Irish Bloke

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Cal (2-0) @ Notre Dame (0-2)
Line: ND -11.0
Saturday, September 17
2:30 PM
NBC/Peacock

Votes are public. Poll closes on Saturday, 09/17 at 11:50 AM ET.

Out of 103 voters, no one got last week's prediction right. Shocker.

Let's see if Pyne and this offense can right the ship and look competent enough to get Freeman his first win.
 

irishff1014

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I just can’t see picking Cal. I don’t think we cover and I just don’t have confidence in Rees to put a good offense play with a new QB together and win by a significant amount.
 

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In 2012 I honestly thought ND could struggle with Navy,… so I predicted a loss. We dominated and I thought, ‘let’s keep it going’ and picked against us all season and we went unbeaten. It just became,…. Habit.

In my best Gump voice, ‘I’m pretty tired, I think I’ll go home now’

We win a frustrating game by pulling away late
 

Some Irish Bloke

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I accidentally posted the "ND 29+" in the poll title as opposed to a poll option, my mistake. I've included ND 29+ at the bottom of the poll. Won't let me edit the title or the order of the poll responses.

Not sure if that's something a Mod can clean up. If so, please change the title of the poll to: "2022 Week 3 Prediction Poll: California @ Notre Dame." @Whiskeyjack @Luckylucci @IrishLion @IrishLax @BeauBenken

 

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I went with ND by 1-7. I think Rees will actually call a decent game but I just don't think the execution will be great enough to blow them out.
 

Some Irish Bloke

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I'm not going to lie to you gents. I'm usually a pretty optimistic bloke who is bullish on our Irish. I believed in Freeman, Rees and Golden to keep this well-oiled machine rolling, but I'm pretty defeated right now. Dead inside. I just don't know how we lost a tight, competitive battle on the road in Columbus and come home and lay an egg in Freeman's first home game.

I'll admit that I was excited about Freeman as our head man, I thought he was a guy the players would be excited to play for, but I was a little apprehensive about his lack of HC experience and his ability to counter Xs and Os against more experienced staffs. I just don't think Mr. Freeman really knows what he's doing beyond being an exceptional DC, which he isn't anymore.

I just don't have any good vibes about this team right now. Even our supposed strengths have been a joke (i.e. pass rush, OL). Zero turnovers through two games. I simply do not trust Pyne to take care of the football, and we don't have the bullies up front to beat a loaded box.

This is going to be Marshall 2.0. We'll be in the game the whole way, but Cal scores midway through the fourth quarter on another long scoring march because our offense simply can't move the ball, the D gets tired and the dam gives.

Cal 21, ND 17.
 

Some Irish Bloke

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In 2012 I honestly thought ND could struggle with Navy,… so I predicted a loss. We dominated and I thought, ‘let’s keep it going’ and picked against us all season and we went unbeaten. It just became,…. Habit.

In my best Gump voice, ‘I’m pretty tired, I think I’ll go home now’

We win a frustrating game by pulling away late
Alas, the sun sets in the east and rises in the west.
 

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IF the team that showed up vs Ohio State shows up Saturday, ND will dominate. IF the Marshall team shows up, it will lose. This is the hardest game in my lifetime of watching ND to predict.
 

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I'm not going to lie to you gents. I'm usually a pretty optimistic bloke who is bullish on our Irish. I believed in Freeman, Rees and Golden to keep this well-oiled machine rolling, but I'm pretty defeated right now. Dead inside. I just don't know how we lost a tight, competitive battle on the road in Columbus and come home and lay an egg in Freeman's first home game.

I'll admit that I was excited about Freeman as our head man, I thought he was a guy the players would be excited to play for, but I was a little apprehensive about his lack of HC experience and his ability to counter Xs and Os against more experienced staffs. I just don't think Mr. Freeman really knows what he's doing beyond being an exceptional DC, which he isn't anymore.

I just don't have any good vibes about this team right now. Even our supposed strengths have been a joke (i.e. pass rush, OL). Zero turnovers through two games. I simply do not trust Pyne to take care of the football, and we don't have the bullies up front to beat a loaded box.

This is going to be Marshall 2.0. We'll be in the game the whole way, but Cal scores midway through the fourth quarter on another long scoring march because our offense simply can't move the ball, the D gets tired and the dam gives.

Cal 21, ND 17.

If this this happens Rees must go and Freeman should have smoke coming out of his ears.
 
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du Lac

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If this this happens Rees must go and Freeman but have smoke coming out of his ears.
Would Jack even entertain the idea of firing Freeman in year 1? I highly doubt that. Even if we only won 3 games he'd have major lawsuits if he fired him in year 1. He will get longer than he should if he loses every game. If he goes 2-10, he still comes back for at least 1 more try. 6-6 and he gets 3 years minimum imo.
 

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ND by 1-7, Pyne is dreadful, paralyzed by the changes from the sidelines. Merriweather gets a few catches early then sits the remainder of the game and nobody can figure out why. The defense comes up with a big play late to get the win. Boos can be heard on campus from inside the stadium. Marcus gets his first win as a head coach and we're able to see an ICON video on Monday night.
 

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I'm going to go ND 24-13. I think a relaxed Pyne (no longer really competing for a spot) takes what the defense gives him. The quick passing game, albeit not exciting, is effective at moving the ball enough to score some points. And, I think the defense at least looks improved against a bad offense.
 

du Lac

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ND by 1-7, Pyne is dreadful, paralyzed by the changes from the sidelines. Merriweather gets a few catches early then sits the remainder of the game and nobody can figure out why. The defense comes up with a big play late to get the win. Boos can be heard on campus from inside the stadium. Marcus gets his first win as a head coach and we're able to see an ICON video on Monday night.
Angeli is a true freshman, right? 0% chance he sees the field barring injury of Pyne.
 

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Cal, by 4-10.

I don't think this offense is going to be able to score on Cal.
 

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I am an eternal optimist. We win by 20+ points. Really I am not an optimist, just think Cal is awful.
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