Nah, I’m kidding; I don’t want Bama yet. Alabama is on their own tier this year compared to every other team. That doesn’t mean they’re going to be healthy when the year ends. It’ll take a miracle for them not to be healthy knowing that they only play the starters for a max 2 quarters every game, but you can only hope for the best. (Just kidding, they’re just kids. I wouldn’t wish something like that on my worst enemy.) Enough Bama talk, on to what matters. NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL. WAKE UP THE FUCKING ECHOS. IAN BOOK IS THE REAL DEAL. Ian Book after 3 games has 874 passing yards and has 11 total touchdowns. Knocking off 2 ranked opponents. Is Dexter Williams the best running back in college football? Some people are saying it. I’ve never seen Notre Dame play as good as they have these past 3 games and that’s considering the 2012 season. Yes, the 2012 defense was better statistically, but they didn’t have the 11 deep that this team has. The 2012 Irish didn’t have a cornerback on the team worth mentioning, some MAY even have me blocked on Twitter because of some choice words. This team has multiple good talents at every single position on both sides of the ball. Alex Bars, Notre Dame’s best offensive player the first 5 weeks of the season, suffers an injury causing him to go out for the season and Dexter still runs for 178 runs and 3 TDS. I’m not saying Trevor Ruhland is as good as Alex Bars or anything like that, what I’m saying is this team has a motive that I’ve never seen in my 22 years of life. Brian Kelly is even relaxed for the first time ever. This blog is completely all over the place because this isn’t an Irish team like I’ve ever seen before. Being projected by at least 66.6% of the remaining half of games is something I’ve never seen. They could possibly even be double-digit favorites in every remaining game. Even with how much I love Brandon Wimbush, this never happens without Book. I’m not even saying we wouldn’t be undefeated with Wimbush, we wouldn’t dominate like they have been. Ian completely opens up the offense. Way before the season started I wanted Ian Book to start. After the spring game, I wanted Ian Book. I let the dumbass media people convince me that Wimbush should start and I thought to myself that they have seen more than I can so I believed them. They were wrong. Sometimes you have to trust your gut when you understand Notre Dame football more than anyone alive. In the medias defense, I thought he would average 200 yards a game, not 300 yards a game. I didn’t think he would complete 70% plus of his passes, I felt more around 60%. Ian Book has been incredible for 3 weeks now, and it’s here to stay, and I’m here for it.
Rashan Gary is the most overhyped player in college football history. Yeah, he has the perfect build for the NFL defensive end, but he lacks the most important thing. Skill. 4 tackles? 0.5 TFL? 0 sacks? Does Michigan and the football analysts not realize that Chase Winovich is twice the player that Rashan Gary will ever be? (6 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 1 sack) What about Devin Bush? I can’t believe I convinced myself going into that game that Rashan Gary was going to make a difference. Shame on me, shame on me. Michigan has a good chance of losing 5 games again. Offense stinks. Patterson is NOT the savior of shit. Jim Harbaugh worst play-caller in the Big 10. OLine complete trash. (that being said, I really like ND’s DLine) Defense overall is a very good defense but their offense isn’t going to do them any favors. Good Luck Michigan. (Beat Ohio St. because fuck Ohio St.)
The main focus of this blog, Notre Dame completely dominated. They were 2 special teams mistakes from this being 24-0. Brandon Wimbush and the defense kept the Michigan fans quiet after the very first drive all the way until the game ended. (Side Note: Michigan fan in front of me basically cried for 4 straight hours, embarrassing.) Khalid Kareem made Michigan’s OLine look like they didn’t even play high school football. (9 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 2 sacks.) Have you ever seen a baby horse trying to walk immediately after birth? That’s how Michigan’s OLine looked. The Irish gave Notre Dame fans flashbacks from 2012, THAT’S HOW GOOD THEY WERE. Te’von Coney, Aholi Gilman, Jerry Tillery, Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes, Julian Love, Troy Pride, Jalen Elliott, Drue Tranquill. INJECT IT STRAIGHT INTO MY VEINS. On the offensive side of the ball, Receivers played good. (DID YOU SEE FINKES CATCH???) Wimbush ran the ball very well for who they were playing. The rest of the run game is tough to judge strictly because of how talented Michigan’s front 7 is. The offense was bland in the second half after Don Brown made adjustments. I can live with only 3 in the second half if Don Brown is the defensive coordinator. He made adjustments, and they worked. That’s fine because Chip Long took advantage before Don Brown had a chance to change anything. Chip Long may have called the best game I’ve seen in the Brian Kelly era. That’s saying something. One last compliment for my boys. Clark Lea, if that’s the first game you’ve ever called I can’t wait to see the future. Nice fucking job Clark.
Brian Kelly, love you bro.
(RIP MAC MILLER)