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Irishman

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  1. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    Yep....Book struggled to find his hot reads from the different blitzes. Protection was setup for quick throws, and he held on too long. Hopefully he learns from this one and gets better.
  2. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    And once again, the pieces are falling into place for them. Georgia gets hammered at LSU. West Virginia loses as well.
  3. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    Great to see the Irish hang on for the win. I have no clue why they play the week of midterms. That should be their off week. How many times have they lost a title or a shot at a title losing the game the week of midterms. Boston College comes to mind immediately. And with the strength of schedule decline this season, they really cannot afford a game like this.
  4. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    The difference early is the Iowa offensive line. Stanley has been solid, and is so tough to bring down. Nice to see the adjustments made by IU in the 2nd quarter, but really got hosed on their last drive; first on the catch beyond the line to gain, and then on the 4th down play, the back out of the backfield being held, and the interference on the pass play. The USC on Allen was a pathetic call as well. I did not question it at first, but then saw the replay and did not see anything that would have warranted a flag. All that said, IU is in this game, afternlooking like they were going to be routed in the first quarter, and I hope they can come back in this one. Could not have had a worse start to the 2nd half, including the kickoff to start it.
  5. Answer the question.....How does your post promote the game of the programs mentioned?
  6. Someone explain how this topic fits under the concept of "promoting the game"? While these teams may be 0-9, it does not mean they are not working hard every practice, putting the time in like many other teams across the State. Just because they are not as talented, or are struggling does not mean they are not worth supporting. Imagine being a parent; my guess is they along with many other loyal alums, will continue to support the programs. Every program in this State has seen a point where they have struggled, or lacked the talent to be competitive for a season or two; maybe even longer. That still does not give one open license to tear the programs down in a topic here.
  7. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    Add to it that IU was without their top two receivers as well.
  8. Irishman

    Brian Bowen Jr.

    This has had little to no attention it seems. Brian Bowen Sr. testifying to the amounts of money that were being offered to him for his son to play there. His testimony included not just colleges, but shoe dealers, and high schools, including LaLumiere in Indiana. In my mind, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and more than likely affects more than just basketball. If you keep this page open, several videos that connect to the story will run, including one with Rick Pitino. The video that plays after this talks about what I have long said. The NBA needs to develop a minor league system similar to baseball. And the guy in this video discusses how the NBA sees an opportunity. Far too long, the NBA has allowed the college game to be used for that purpose, and it has taken away from the game. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/24895503/brian-bowen-sr-accuses-colleges-offering-cash-improper-benefits-son-attend
  9. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    I am hopeful these come to fruition DT. There is one concern I won't state publicly though. Feel free to DM me though about it. In the back of my mind, I wonder how much of what Brian Bowen Sr. describes in his testimony about money for his son to play has been going on in football as well??? It might explain why there is such a gap between the consistently competitive and those that struggle.
  10. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    Same old story though, good for 3 quarters. Most of the damage though was self inflicted.
  11. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    And down goes LSU.
  12. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    Very impressed with the effort through 3 quarters of this game. Had they played this well last week, they would have beaten MSU.
  13. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    From what I have seen of Ohio State, I am not so sure of that. That said, just as in previous years, it seems to be breaking the Irish way....Oklahoma with a YYYYUUUUGGGE loss against Texas.
  14. Irishman

    Scrimmage kick - Inadvertent whistle

    So, I should go with my 2nd thought from now on 😂
  15. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    Wrong topic Hoss! lol
  16. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    I think it would be good for the ACC to limit conference games. Other teams get a shot to play on a national stage as well. Clemson at A&M this year is a good example of a game that can draw a large crowd, have solid viewership on TV, and expand recruiting for the conference. Sure, A&M is not a top tier team, but it is a step in the right direction.
  17. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    🤢🤮
  18. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    Under the current setup, there are 4 East division teams ranked and just one at 16 from the West. At least the North South division would be more balanced with 3 and 2, but that Ohio State Penn State game would be an awesome game to take place in Lucas Oil Stadium, rather than the end of September.
  19. Irishman

    2018 Hoosiers

    I agree 100%. No matter what happens going in to a season, there is a glimmer of hope, only to be dashed early in conference play, running through the gauntlet of top teams. The difference between the divisions in the conference is ridiculous. Maybe the AD’s should develop a way to balance the conferences. For the last couple seasons at least, Penn State and ohio state have been the best two teams in the conference. They should be in different divisions.
  20. Irishman

    2018 Fighting Irish

    I was telling a friend last night after the game......it was one year ago this week when we were at the NC State game. The Irish looked as dominant then against what a solid NC State team as they were last night against Stanford. Unfortunately, last year, they seemed to peak at that point. My hope is history does not repeat itself. It does appear the schedule is breaking in their favor....somewhat. The strength of schedule has taken a hit in the first month. It is crazy that the same 4teams are back in the top 4 from this point last year. Bama looks untouchable again. I thought Clemson was the most vulnerable last year, and I think so again this year. Ohio State was good last night, but not great. I am not sure how strong the B1G is this year. It is a yearly concern. Wisconsin losing early hurt, especially at home. The bottom line is the table is set for the Irish if they can run the table. Crazy how often that seems to happen, and even crazier is that Stanford was the first top 10 team the Irish have beaten since 2012.
  21. Irishman

    Hunter Johnson leaving Clemson

    Not only was PT a possibility, it was inevitable? A must? Karma? Actually, I would say karma for both. It’s unfortunate the replacement was hurt. I always cringe when I see a player get hit like that. Could/should Dabo have done more to keep Bryant? Bryant’s self interests and refusal to stay and compete cost him an opportunity to regain the starting spot.
  22. I agree with the multi sport approach compared to the one sport focus. For an average player, is playing at the next level a goal? If not, ALL of us here know that those 4y ears go soooooooo fast: do as much as you can and enjoy those years.
  23. Irishman

    Scrimmage kick - Inadvertent whistle

    Ok.....trying again...because I am persistent. No one had possession at the time of the whistle, so the ball goes back to R’s 45. Mark off the block in the back by R, so 1st and 10 for K from R’s 35.
  24. Irishman

    Scrimmage kick - Inadvertent whistle

    But it sounded good, right? 😂
  25. Irishman

    Scrimmage kick - Inadvertent whistle

    Probably wrong yet again, but my guess is this. when a team punts, they are surrendering possession for that series, so R gets the ball. The block in the back would be marked off half the distance from there.
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