How about this Nevada writer calling us out about ND-Nevada game in September??
Since we are on the subject of meaningless TV and radio interviews, Regis Philbin reminded everyone this week on ESPN that Notre Dame’s football schedule this year is “softer.” Philbin, who probably knows more about college football than Beano Cook, said Notre Dame could win all of its games this year except the USC game. “Why can’t they win 11 of 12 and go to a BCS bowl?” Kelly Ripa’s sidekick said. The Wolf Pack, by the way, plays Notre Dame on Sept. 5. Expect Philbin to return to ESPN on Monday morning Sept. 7 to cry about how Notre Dame’s BCS dreams are crushed.
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It is obvious that the national media will consider the Wolf Pack football team’s victory over Notre Dame on Sept. 5 something along the lines of Appalachian State beating Michigan. We — those of us west of Elko, north of Tonopah, east of Auburn and south of the Black Rock Desert — know better. The Wolf Pack will be the better football team with the better coach on Sept. 5. A Pack victory is almost a sure thing. What we don’t know is how many people in South Bend will mistake Chris Ault for Lou Holtz.
Whoa!! I'm trying to decide whether to laugh or take this talk seriously. If I was Weis, I'd be taping this up to the lockers of every guy on our roster.
Is it possible that we could lose to Nevada?? Yeah, I guess anything is possible after last year's debacle against San Diego State, but it's freaking Nevada. I honestly didn't even know Nevada had a Division I team until last year.
Isn't Nevada winless against BCS schools?? They lost to the same Hawaii team last year that we ran off the field. I was impressed with their offense and their quarterback in the bowl game against Maryland last year, but they have Conference USA type talent.
I don't want ND to take them lightly or anything, but I can't say I'm worried about that game. If I have to sit here and worry about Nevada, we got big problems. I know they'll probably be sky high to play in South Bend, but we also have a lot to prove and hopefully will be looking to make a statement in the opener. As long as we come out ready to play like we did against Hawaii, we should put up points at will on their defense.
I'm already fired up for September!
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