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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    Notre Dame isn't a complex team to read on how they won. They were a brick wall in the redzone on defense and they controlled possession with the run game while wearing teams down over 60 minutes.

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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Maybe it's just because of my video game playing days, but offenses that can effectively use their backs and TEs in the passing game are always difficult to handle. They're the natural mismatch positions on the field and the things you have to do to effectively contain them usually opens up easier things for the WRs. If backs are killing you when slipping out into the flats, a coordinator will respond with more flat zone coverages that can open up the sideline for a WR between the CB and safety.

    I know that we will defend the run well and force them to do more things in the passing game. I have a feeling Riddick slipping out on first down is going to be one of their go-to's. We'll usually be in some kind of cover-1 man on first down, so it will put a linebacker in man coverage on Riddick.
    If you are going to put a linebacker on him you'd better use Mosley with some safety help. Linebackers won't be able to keep up with him. Usc had a corner on him and he gave the corner fits.

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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    Yep. The things Notre Dame does well as an offense is being a high quality rushing offense but it is complimented well by having two mismatch types in the receiving game. Efiert and Riddick are their 1st and 3rd leading receivers in terms of receptions. Riddick is only 11 yards off from being one of their top 3 by yardage. Being a good rushing offense, they create coverage situations advantageous to exploiting these guys too.

    This is what concerns me the most about Notre Dame. If we don't have a good day offensively - which isn't a given considering their defense - they can pull off a couple of plays where they just have you mismatched on Riddick or Efiert in the passing game or Golson makes an "athlete play" at QB. That is why I'm giving them so much respect...this just feels like one of those teams that may flounder around for long stretches then pull a rabbit out of their hat for a big play. We need a good day offensively to minimize the meaningfulness of those "rabbits out of the hat" plays. I don't think Notre Dame is going to move the ball effectively with 60-minutes of consistency, but if we aren't putting them away then those few mismatches loom large.

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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    Generating a consistent, harassing pass rush would be the great equalizer.

    Hopefully we can find a way, perhaps exploit something we see on tape.
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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    We also are forgetting their DE Tuitt who is well up there in the national rankings in sacks. I think he's had nearly as many sacks as Clowney. Tuitt is a former 5-star prospect out of Georgia and he's a very legitimate talent. He didn't have huge games against Michigan, Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC though...only 1.5 sacks total in those games. Still, he is no worse than the 3rd best pass rusher we've seen this season behind Jarvis Jones and Damontre Moore. He's a little different than those guys in that he will always have his hands down on the ground and he's a bigger body type. He uses his hands very well and does a nice job of making moves slipping inside tackles.

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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

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    and I think it's very close on who has the better OL. Very close
    You really believe this?
    I mean we have 4 starters on the o-line that could be future first round picks in the NFL.
    I have a hard time believing ND has that kind of talent at that position, if they did they would have put games away this year instead of almost losing to unranked teams.

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    Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    Quote Originally Posted by GulfCoastTider View Post
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    I think it's very close on who has the better OL. Very close.
    What have you been smoking? Meth? They do not I no way have an O line that is close to what Bama has. I'm not sure how you've come to that conclusion.
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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    I agree, not about the meth, but about the comparison of the line.

    Teams with dominant O-lines like ours, don't struggle punching the ball in when you get to the red zone. Simply look at our drastic improvements in the red zone this year with our O-line.

    I do think they have a good OL, but the only good front 7 they have really faced was Stanford, and they got beat up pretty bad.

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    What have you been smoking? Meth? They do not I no way have an O line that is close to what Bama has. I'm not sure how you've come to that conclusion.
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    Re: Has anyone had a chance to watch any Notre Dame games?

    I've only watched a few minutes of ND vs Michigan and USC but I was least impressed with their secondary and QB. I just don't think their secondary has the speed or coverage skills to deal with our WR's and AJ's passing ability.

    Now, their OL, DL and LB's seem first rate so they could hang with us.

    We've played some bad games against good competition and won 2 out of 3. If we play to those levels we could still beat ND but my heart might not make it. If we play close to our capabilities we should win by a wide margin.

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