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I am an alumnus of Liberty University. I studied Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Athletic Coaching. I love football (both NFL and NCAA), basketball (more college than NBA but still watch it) and baseball. I am huge West Virginia Mountaineers fan, Miami Dolphins fan, New York Yankees fan, and LA Lakers fan. I do watch hockey and root for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
SUP! You've been on here for almost 2000 days?!?!? WOAHHHHHH
Thanks for the fan nod, CJ!
Should the CFL allow suspended NFL players?
Two examples (Georgia and Alabama) do not mean it's always possible to win with a lot of freshmen playing. It's like saying another defensive player will win the Heisman again because Charles Woodson did it once. It just isn't a compelling argument. It may happen, there are always exceptions to the rule, but the rule is that teams with a lot of youth generally don't compete at a high level.
Additionally, you have to look at what positions. It's far easier to contribute as a young player at a position like wide receiver than it is to play along the offensive line, at quarterback, or in the defensive secondary.
The Irish certainly have not lived up to their potential. There's no doubt about that. But that doesn't relegate them to a lifetime of mediocrity.
Taking the average of the recruiting rankings from Scout, Rivals, ESPN, etc. disputes your claims. The Irish have had three straight top ten recruiting classes and are a few months away from a fourth provided Weis is somehow able to magically hold on to his last one.
UNC hardly had too many playmakers. They were vastly outgained in that game. They won purely because the Irish turned the ball over five times in their last six possessions. Notre Dame didn't get beat, they lost. Ditto for Pitt. The Irish held a two touchdown lead at halftime and gave the game away at home to a team with a backup quarterback that spotted them three turnovers and played terribly on third down. The same argument could be made for Syracuse as well.
I'm not sure how closely you follow recruiting but the Irish talent level is light years above Syracuse and one good class away from being very close to USC. The difference is in the ability of the respective coaching staffs to develop the players.
There is no doubt the Irish are not a good football team, maybe not even an average one, but the accuracy of your prediction wasn't completely on-point.
Either way, you look far better than most gave you credit for back when you published your article.
Your end result (6-6) was correct, the wins and losses weren't.
The Irish should have been 9-3. The fact that they couldn't close out games led to 6-6.
It wasn't overwhelming powers of observation, it was more chance. The games didn't turn out how you called them.
I don't believe I said you were wrong or stupid. I simply said you could not definitively draw the conclusions you drew when you drew them.
Make sure to vote on the Miami Dolphins poll about the Denver game.