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Actually ND plays in two conferences...The ACC and the Big 10. Go look it up...GOOGLE is your friend. ND has made a ton of money for the ACC in the past 3 seasons (and helped the ACC to launch their ACCNetwork a few years ahead of schedule) with all of their athletic Men's and Women's programs and ND has led the NCAA in Graduation rates for 13 consecutive season with a 95% Graduation rate. Not bad for a private school that's the 3rd smallest D-1 program with just 8,500 undergrad students--ya think?
Book beat LSU 21-17 as an 11 point underdog in a Bowl game in Orlando...pretty much the same LSU that made UGA look bad and Fromm look lost and confused. Does that count as an SEC defense...sure it does. If LSU's Burrow can sling the ball on UGA and score points...Book sure can too. ND will go up tempo and spread the field and UGA won't be able to substitute defensive guys and signal in their play calls fast enough to keep up...watch and see. ND played Shea Patterson from UM-KJ Costello from Stanford-JT Daniels from USC---and beat them all. All three of them got battered...Patterson & Costello left the game hurt. Oh we'll see who's overrated...my money's on Book being the real deal.
Well...ND holds the second longest consecutive Home Game Sell Out Record in the NCAA dating back to 1974. They also have contributed to generating the highest priced tickets for football games for many years as well. Two years ago...when ND & UGA played at ND Stadium...much the same ticket price spike took place as well. Look for the ticket prices to continue to climb as the game gets closer.
Gentlemen...The Biggest Game of this upcoming season will be UGA vs. ND...in more ways than you can count it. Highest priced tickets of any game being played in 2019...Game Day will likely broadcast from the outside of the stadium...lots of future NFL players going head to head. All of the comments below relate to worrying about Florida or Auburn or even A&M beating Georgia....but darn little being said about ND...hmmm. My advice is to take ND seriously and there is a good chance that "Georgia's pounding running game' doesn't wear ND down at all"..and UGA's mighty Offense may be standing on the sidelines drinking Gatorade for several minutes at a time as ND keeps moving the chains and burning clock and scoring points. ND's secondary ranked #5 In Passing Efficiency in 2018 and this years guys will be as good or better. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence struggled for most of the first half in the Playoff Game against ND---the score was 9-3 late in the first half and when DB Julian Love went out with a minor concussion---Lawrence got two quick TD's on his back up...that's it....two TD scores to break away. The only team with more Defensive Sacks-Hits-Hurries than ND last Fall was Clemson...by about a count of five...and against some weaker opponents overall than ND played. ND has both a solid offense and a great defense...can run and pass the ball in a balanced way and do either on any given play. ND plays some very talented teams like Stanford-UM-USC with Five Star recruits...nothing new here. LSU was an 11 point favorite---much the same LSU team that beat UGA last Fall--in a bowl game...and they were shocked and beaten by a huge underdog ND team...imagine that. The TV cameras in the first half of the game showed concerned LSU fans wondering what was happening and the trash talking LSU players were real silent in the second half as they got smacked around. ND plays for keeps...Clemson players and coaches felt ND was a tougher team than Bama was...and they were right based on how the games played out.
I'm a fan of another program but good for UGA for continuing to schedule decent OOC opponents for the future. UNC may be a competitive squad by the time they play them with Mack Brown pushing them forward. Notre Dame asked all of the major SEC powers for a Home & Home series 5+ years ago....and only program to respond was UGA. Bama however continues to schedule home only games with cupcakes and complain that no students or fand show up and stay for the games...DUH.
Fromm is very good on his own but losing your top five WR's and best TE and having a new OC to work with and calling plays...that may throw off the process and cause some issues early in the season.
Line play is very important and it sounds like Georgia's OL is a dominant group. UGA's WR's are young guys with limited game experience/receptions and Bama has some very good WR's with Tua throwing to them. Both teams have some new coaches running the offenses and it may take a bit of time for the players-coaches and game plans to synch up. A Passing attack is all about QB's & WR's being comfortable and good timing and that takes time.
This is a great question....Fromm is a great passing QB...but you have to have multiple quality targets that you can trust and synch up with. Georgia lost a lot...lost the top five WR's from last season...and Fromm hasn't had that much time to get acquainted with these younger guys and the warm up games before ND won't be much of a test.
No real drama here...it's been common knowledge that CBS was not going to stick this game on a busy Saturday afternoon pile of games when it should be a featured main event. CBS tries to carry at least one ND Road Game each season and they hit a Grand Slam with this game. ND has played many spotlight nite games over the past several seasons and typically plays as many as 6-7 nite games for any given season because TV wants a bigger audience share. They have played Clemson-FSU-VT-Michigan-USC-Stanford-MSU among others on the road at nite and all across the country. It may actually be an advantage to be outside of all of hoopla that will be going on in Athens all week leading up to the game...lots of distractions and bright lights to deal with. ND will be ready and play 60 minutes of smash mouth football... Last September...everyone was picking Michigan to crush the Irish...ESPN Game Day sure was... but they were wrong. Probably same "expert picks" again this year against the Irish...and we'll see how that turns out.
Dude....ND played Ball State without Ian Book at QB and Dexter Williams at RB. Huge difference...ya think? Maybe ND should just Forfeit and not show up because UGA is such a powerhouse who looked really bad against LSU and Texas---and very stupid against Bama going for a 4th and 14 play at mid field. Duh.... ND will show up and play smash mouth football for 60 minutes...UGA is in for a huge surprise because ND plays a lot of tough teams every season...nothing new here.
Somebody has not seen ND play in the past two seasons and is selling them very short. LSU and Texas both made UGA look bad and ND is every bit as good or better than those guys are. Texas was leading mighty Georgia 28-7 into the late 4th quarter when UGA got a score and a last second TD to make it look close at 28-21...it really wasn't that close. ND was battling the Clemson PED's squad very well when Julian Love had coverage on their WR's and ND's front four was smacking Trevor Lawrence around and Clemson punted a few times. When Love left the game with a leg injury---Clemson got two quick TD's and broke the game open. ND had a better game against Clemson--even without NFL DB Juian Love-- than the other PED induced team--Bama--- did. ND will play very hard and well...UGA can fantasize all they want about a blow out...not going to happen. ND's OLine is close to UGA's vaunted OLine and think ND's TE's/WR's and DB's are going to cause UGA some problems.
Somebody has not seen ND play in the past two seasons and is selling them very short. LSU and Texas both made UGA look bad and ND is every bit as good or better than those guys are. Texas was leading mighty Georgia 28-7 into the late 4th quarter when UGA got a score and a last second TD to make it look close at 28-21...it really wasn't that close. ND was battling the Clemson PED's squad very well when Julian Love had coverage on their WR's and ND's front four was smacking Trevor Lawrence around and Clemson punted a few times. When Love left the game with a leg injury---Clemson got two quick TD's and broke the game open. ND had a better game against Clemson--even without NFL DB Juian Love-- than the other PED induced team--Bama--- did. ND will play very hard and well...UGA can fantasize all they want about a blow out...not going to happen. ND's OLine is close to UGA's vaunted OLine and think ND's TE's/WR's and DB's are going to cause UGA some problems.