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ND preview by JTI

August 18th, 2007 by dfm · No Comments

JTI finally got sick of my badgering and submitted a few words about the coming train wreck of a season the Irish are going to have.  So here it is…

I honestly have NO idea what to put down.  I have been way too busy to even know what is going on with ND other than Jimmy Clausen got cited for underage transportation of alcohol, and he has a bum throwing elbow.  Oh, and Charlie isn’t letting on who his starting QB is until game time v. GA Tech.  TE John Carlson should be a bright spot with Jeff Smardjia gone. Travis Thomas had better perform in the backfield MUCH better that he did as a linebacker. Safety Tom Zbikowski needs to get back to the way he played as a Sophmore, and Maurice Crum needs to shore-up the Linebacking corp for Corwin Brown’s new 3-4 Defense.  Without an aggressive, stingy, play-making D it could be a long year for us Domers – I don’t expect much production from the Offense.  Surprise us, Charlie…

2007 Notre Dame Football Schedule
Sept. 1     GEORGIA TECH – W
Sept. 8     at Penn State – W
Sept. 15     at Michigan – L
Sept. 22     MICHIGAN STATE – W
Sept. 29     at Purdue – L
Oct. 6     at UCLA – L
Oct. 13     BOSTON COLLEGE – W
Oct. 20     USC – W (kidding)
Nov. 3     NAVY – W
Nov. 10     AIR FORCE – W (sorry Trav)
Nov. 17     DUKE – W (Duke ?)
Nov. 24     at Stanford – W

8 – 4 may be acceptable to most, but not the Irish Nation – probably more like 7-5 and a Poinsettia Bowl berth. Laces OUT, Dan…

Dan says:  I think you are too optimistic here, JTI.  I think that the Irish will be 6-6 at best, possibly 5-7.  There is no way they beat BC and they may, in fact, lose to the Midshipmen.  Penn State is questionable too – they will be good.


Written by johntheirishman

Saturday, 18 August, 2007 @ 8:44 at 8:44

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  1. You’re probably right – but I’m an optimist by nature. ND could start their girl’s rugby team and I would still expect a National Championship ! As for BC – huge rivalry, so anything can happen (same with Purdue, MS, USC & MI). Penn State is overrated (again). Since Chance Harridge left The Academy the service teams have not been a big threat. Best of all – it’s College Football – anything can happen !!!


    Saturday, 18 August, 2007 @ 8:44 at 8:44

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