First things first...
CALM DOWN!


Okay...Okay...Okay...Was it good?
Yeah!...


Was there some dominant moments?
Yeah!...


Was there some SCREW UPS?
Yeah!...


Are we there yet?...
NO!


Let's start with the obvious...

BIG PLAYS!....


Notre Dame has always had our share of "Big Plays"
but for the past?...oh...20 years, not many of them
have been on the defensive side of the ball...


Welcome to KELLYGEDDON!


We FINALLY have a coach that understands the need
for DEFENSIVE balance...and SIZE!...


This defensive line IF and yeah I said IF they continue
to progress at the rate they displayed the last
two seasons....could be the part of this team that
paves the path back to the "golden years" of ND!


Sheldon Day-Ishaq Williams-KLM-Tuitt

This is not your fathers Oldsmobile!



Now don't get upset...our O Line was Incredible
but it was Navy...Push Purdue around the same
way...you'll get yours!..


Moving on...





SPEED!...nasty...greasy...hard to get a hand on SPEED!


And not just at the skill positions!...Go back and watch
the O line get to the second level and block the linebackers!


Watch our 6'7 Tight End LUMBER down field for 30 yards on
a boot leg....or our 6'6 DE take a fumble 77 yards and actually
be pulling away as he ran!...


This next one might explain our CURRENT recruiting classes
excitement....



YOUTH...
We are playing an INCREDIBLE amount of players and they
are stepping up to the plate making an IMPACT!


We have Daniels...Neal...Russell...Brown...Ferguson...


The list goes on and on...and the YOUTH
are not looking "youthful"...they are an assest
and not a liability!...


Show me another team playing as many freshman/redshirt freshman
as Notre Dame and winning by 40 points in their opener!


So is there a reason for excitement!...YEAH...


Is it justified?....NO!...


It was NAVY....






YOUR SUPPOSED TO BEAT NAVY!...


What are you gonna tell me next?.....

I'm happy, don't get me wrong...let's jump up and down
and buy curtains when we beat OKLAHOMA!...


Let's just calm down...and breath and look at
PURDUE!...


Cause I'll tell you right NOW...you don't beat
Purdue..and beat them WELL!....


By like 20 points or more?...
It's gonna be a long
hard season...and we'll be looking back saying...


"Remember how excited we were over that Navy game?"


So what are we up against?....

WHO THE HELL KNOWS?


This Purdue team is a mystery right now..


Last week they played...



Eastern Kentucky FIGHTING
Colonel Sanders from KFC!


Who are HORRIBLE!...I have NO CLUE
how Purdue can sleep at night scheduling a team
that went 7-5 last year and their toughest win was
verses UT Martin?...


Just embarrassing!....Now next question...How do you
lose a game when Purdue had 5 TURNOVERS?...


You lose because you are HORRIBLE!...


Now with that being said...Purdue is not Navy!..


They are a little bit:
Bigger
Faster
Stronger
More Talented
and have not lost to OSU in 3 Years!

Now like'em or hate'em O$U is a decent
little program!


So what does that mean...?


We will see Saturday!


Passing?...
Will be all about the safeties and the
pass rush...I expect Tuitt and Williams to
LIVE in Purdue's back field...and expect
WAY more LB blitzing with Purdue's lack of a
dominant rushing game....Purdue averaged less than
4.5 yards per carry and only 2 TDs on the ground...


If we are going to give up big plays...they are going to be
BROKEN big plays!...


The only TD vs Navy had WAY more to do with Slaughter
biting on the wingback thinking he was taking the pitch
and letting the receiver behind him..


We aren't seeing the triple option again
this season!...


We are starting to realize our potential...but one
bad quarter vs Purdue...and old ghosts come
flying back at us!...


Hope is playing 3 Quarterbacks....I remember
Lou Holz saying once...
"If you play 2 QBs it's
because you don't have 1!"


We know who Purdue is somewhat...

They are not as difficult to scheme against as a
Navy team....We know that!


But if we aren't careful...We will end up looking like an
IDIOT!








Let's do the work and get to 2-0!...


Before I close I'd like to give out the


FIRST EVER


DAMEFAN
ROCK AND ROLL
BROTHER!

TROPHY



To my good buddy and one of the only
HONEST radio hosts....
ALLEN PINKETT








Glad you said it brother!....GIVE ME A BREAK!


You can't fight sinners with saints!...


What he said was the TRUTH!...


Should he be punished?...Yeah...I guess...
If he said "THUG" instead of "CRIMINAL"
no biggie!...but it doesn't change the fact
that he who recruits the biggest THUG wins!...


Now can we do it without criminals?...sure!...


Is it harder to do with kids that can spell their name?...Yeah!


But let's just be real and realize that JUCO and this arrest
and that arrest...etc...that's what most programs
have a very easy time living with....


Hell, you can get caught RED HANDED and still
come Saturday....play like nothing happend!






So even the playing field?...or stop accepting criminals?


Until the rules are the same for everyone...
PREECH ON
BROTHER PINKETT!


GO IRISH and GOD BLESS!...

BEAT PURDUE'S ASS!


































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