Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    10
    Post Thanks / Like

    TooCool Greetings from a Notre Dame fan

    Afternoon All,

    Been enjoying your board for some time now so I thought I'd register and throw myself in the mix. Lifelong ND man but also a huge college football fan in general (they don't always go together as I'm sure you know from your own massive fan base). Hope that puts me in position to provide some unique insight around these parts. Or maybe not. You be the judge....either way, should be a good time.

    Threads re Louis Nix v Barrett Jones, Alabama's WR v ND's Secondary and, of course, Alabama's Run Game v ND's Front 7 have been particularly interesting for me. Don't necessarily agree with everything I've read but that's to be expected and I respect the fact that most of you take time to provide logical arguments and / or facts to support your views.

    I'm obviously no expert on Bama football but based on what I've seen (Tide games against Michigan, Arkansas, Tenn, Miss St, LSU, TA&M and Georgia), this Alabama team is not your best of the past 4 years. Of course, they don't have to be in order to beat ND. At the same time, ND doesn't have to be better than Alabama - just better on Jan. 7. And there's the rub

    Anyway, fire away if you have questions that you think I might be able to answer and I'll do my best. In the meantime, I'll insert myself wherever I can be most annoying

    Ah, I kid....Go Irish

  2. Advertisement
  3. #2
    BamaNation Hall of Fame GrayTide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Greenbow, Alabama
    Posts
    8,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Greetings from a Notre Dame fan

    Welcome to Tidefans, the very best Alabama football site on the www. We are looking forward to January 7th when the two most storied and recognized football programs in college football collide in Miami. You will find on here knowledgeable fans who have a passion for college football in general and Alabama football in particular.

    The game appears, at least on paper, a defensive slug fest with neither team giving up much in terms of yardage and points. IMO it should be a close game with the outcome dependent on field position, special teams play and turnovers. Enjoy your visit and follow the rules. Thanks for stopping by.
    "My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

  4. #3
    BamaNation All-American
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,765
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Greetings from a Notre Dame fan

    Ditto, NYC.

    I've enjoyed the Irish perspective these last few weeks. Look forward to yours.

  5. #4
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    10
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thread Starter

    Re: Greetings from a Notre Dame fan

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    The game appears, at least on paper, a defensive slug fest with neither team giving up much in terms of yardage and points. IMO it should be a close game with the outcome dependent on field position, special teams play and turnovers. Enjoy your visit and follow the rules. Thanks for stopping by.
    Thanks GrayTide. Hard to disagree with your view on paper. These bowl games often play out in unexpected ways as I'm sure you're aware, but...

    Assuming that's not the case, as a ND fan, special teams play is a concern with respect to the return game. Punt return, in particular, has been absolutely terrible. The thinking has been that, while ND does have capable athletes on the back end (George Atkinson III for KO and Davonte Neal for PR - both at least solid 4* kids with excellent offer lists), the blocking has been hurt by a lack of overall depth that should be corrected next year. But, frankly, I still don't see how that explains being THIS bad (near worst in the country). It will be interesting to see if the Irish can improve their return blocking, amongs other things, over this break. Or if they simply take the attitude that it's best to avoid a mistake and there isn't enough time to make significant changes in a safe way. Ultimately, those hidden yards are more necessary for the underdog so I hope the Irish are able to coax something out of their return game. They'll need it.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
'Gear UP! Get your University of Alabama Crimson Tide National Championship & Football Dynasty Gear!