Daily Archives: September 9, 2017

A coach’s dream game

You get a road win over a ranked opponent and a hundred things you can chew your team out over. 

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Time to play in the shadow of Touchdown Jesus

At least I can give you a game day post.

Looking at the game today, I certainly don’t dismiss Notre Dame’s chances.  There’s plenty of talent and the advanced stats love the Irish.  Add in homefield advantage, and it’s not unreasonable for the line to favor the home team.

That being said, I have to admit, whether out of sheer homerism or (I hope) sober analysis, that I like Georgia’s chances tonight.  I know their offensive line is a team strength, but I still think Notre Dame is going to have real trouble with the Dawgs’ defensive front seven.  I also find, weirdly enough, that the rapid improvement of the kicking game I witnessed last week makes me feel a lot more confident.

Sure, the game probably comes down to how well Jim Chaney manages his offensive line and his rookie quarterback.  Nick Chubb and Sony Michel can make him look a lot smarter if he works their play right.  We’ll see.

Finally, the intangibles.  How a young Georgia team — particularly Mr. Fromm — responds to adversity on the road is a good question.  But Brian Kelly is under a lot of pressure and those coordinators have exactly one game under their belts.  How Notre Dame handles adversity could be an even more interesting matter.

Add your game day thoughts and observations in the comments.  Hopefully, I’ll see you on the other side of a win.

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