What was your prediction ND’s wins and losses for the season?

Author: jimbasil (31802 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 9:09 pm on Dec 2, 2018

Just the season do not include bowl games or playoffs.

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Bless me Father, my prediction was 8-4.

Author: MrLion (1229 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:56 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Based on (a) losing two offensive linemen in the top 10 picks in the draft, (b) expecting ND to regress after a big improvement form 2016 to 2017, and (c) Kelly being a career 8-5 coach at ND.

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Go root for Franklin and mediocre Penn State.

Author: THEISMANCARR (8854 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 12:21 am on Dec 4, 2018

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11-1. I figured a loss to either of Michigan, USC, Stanford or Virginia Tech

Author: MarkHarman (2733 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:25 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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8-4

Author: knuterockne13 (3103 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 3:50 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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11 not including bowl, but Book was the key to getting where we are and I did not predict that.

Author: THEISMANCARR (8854 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 3:45 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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9 - 3, and I'm a natural optimist.

Author: Curly1918 (1768 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 1:27 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I did not foresee our opponents all having down years or the emergence of Ian Book. Who did?

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10-2

Author: ndunabomber (2347 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:35 pm on Dec 3, 2018

This prediction was made with the belief that Brandon Wimbush would be our QB for the whole season, and that he would have developed into a more serviceable quarterback. I figured on our dropping 2 of 4 between Michigan, Stanford, Florida State, and USC.

My belief was that we would still end up in a NY6 bowl (no playoffs), and have a fair chance of winning it.

I felt pretty optimistic about the defense, that they would be running a familiar scheme, and that another year of development, as well as strength and conditioning, would make them stronger than last year's.

I didn't count on the following, though:

1) Brian Kelly finally having the fortitude to replace Wimbush with Book, and open up the entire offense.
2) The development of our WR / TE corp as a result of the above
3) Stanford having Bryce Love at a 80% strength, at best
4) Willie Taggart making FSU stink even more
5) USC not having developed along the way as expected


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12-0

Author: wrdomerson (1456 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:18 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I felt like this team could do it, but honestly kept waiting for Kelly to fuck it up somewhere and lose one.

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What BS does that mean if we were 8 and 4 you would have blamed the 4 losses on Kelly?

Author: THEISMANCARR (8854 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 3:46 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Does that mean Holtz screwed up when we had 4 consecutive number 1 ranked recruiting classes and we only had one undefeated season?

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Depends on the circumstances

Author: wrdomerson (1456 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:19 am on Dec 6, 2018

If the losses were due to another pass happy in a hurricane game plan type of situation, then yeah, I would put them on Kelly.

If injuries mounted or cost us wins then no I wouldn't, I'd call that bad luck.


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If memory serves correctly, I was 10-2

Author: cubsfanin16 (554 Posts - Joined: Aug 25, 2016)

Posted at 11:01 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Think 11-2

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:43 am on Dec 3, 2018

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11-1 with a first round loss in the playoffs? Bold...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:46 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Not 100% certain but it's what I recall predicting...

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:49 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Link says you picked 11. Pretty good.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:26 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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10-2 regular season w bowl win.

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:48 am on Dec 3, 2018

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That works too.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:54 am on Dec 3, 2018

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IMHO no way ND ever gets into playoffs w 1 L even if everyone else has 1 L too.

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:35 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Can happen but requires a very particular set of circumstances. (Easier for a camel to get through..

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:09 am on Dec 3, 2018

...the eye of a needle)

Will be a little easier if we put up a very competitive showing in the playoffs this year.

Would be considerably helped for the future were ND to win.


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Aholes were talking like a 2 loss Georgia being in instead of ND, seriously wtf?

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:44 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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That was idiotic. Their loss to Alabama redeems their loss to LSU...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:22 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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It's tougher for ND, for sure. But it could happen. Example on the board: if ND only loses to UGA

Author: Napoleon (2398 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 10:50 am on Dec 3, 2018

. . . next year in Athens, but otherwise wins out. And if UGA is as good as expected (possible #1). I could see a 1-loss ND getting in. Depending on what else happens, obviously. Things would have to fall into place.

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And they have to pass the bs "eye test"...

Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:45 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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Yes , ND definitely needs a "good" loss. If ND loses to a Purdue by the score that tOSU lost to them

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:22 am on Dec 3, 2018

by this year, ND is not even sniffing the playoffs like tOSU was.

ND also needs a late, preferably convincing, win over a top notch opponent to counter the conference championship bias.


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Author: Napoleon (2398 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 10:50 am on Dec 3, 2018

double post

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Author: Jerseymick (3299 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:43 am on Dec 3, 2018

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7-5. Ooooops

Author: NDNEIL (5374 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:13 am on Dec 3, 2018

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I predicted 8. My excuse? I didn't know Book would be starting. Here is the link.

Author: NDQuebec (1129 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 6:47 am on Dec 3, 2018
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I did not predict a single loss...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:58 am on Dec 3, 2018

...primarily because I did not make a prediction.

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Heady play

Author: LanceHarbor (12506 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:34 am on Dec 3, 2018

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It was the result of countless hours of research and analysis...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:36 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Can't you just post the thread from before the season?

Author: NDavenue (2777 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:22 pm on Dec 2, 2018

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Just looked it up. I predicted 11. Five people predicted 12.

Author: NDavenue (2777 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:38 pm on Dec 2, 2018

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With michiganirish being all in on the NC. Actually 6 predicted 12 wins if you read BrashithAleim's

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:24 am on Dec 3, 2018

description of reason for saying "11.5".

I actually give extra credit for identifying Pitt as a source of worry.


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From earlier in the season...

Author: MrP (287 Posts - Joined: Jun 13, 2017)

Posted at 10:09 pm on Dec 2, 2018

Michigan will be the game that sets the tone for the entire season, just like Texas 2 years ago, this game is going to make or break the year. A big win here, I would dare to say that they should win 11 and maybe 12. A close win, 10-11 is realistic. A close loss, 9-10. A big loss, 8-9. I hope the team comes out hungry, motivated, and angry.

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I believe my prediction was 11-1 and I also stated that ND

Author: faircatchcorby (5674 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 9:59 pm on Dec 2, 2018

would win a natty this year—back before the season started. I am sticking with my fearless prediction as I believe our fellas are strong on both O and D but not so much on STs. I hope the ST deficiencies don’t hinder our progress. So far, what an awesome season this has been and one, I believe, to be remembered for the ages. GO IRISH GO!!

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Opening the season I was sure Wimbush had learned to work the RPO

Author: jimbasil (31802 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 11:27 pm on Dec 2, 2018

And in doing so would tear it up.

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10 and 2

Author: 565 Zahm Hall (169 Posts - Joined: Sep 2, 2017)

Posted at 10:00 pm on Dec 2, 2018

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12 - 0

Author: jimbasil (31802 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 9:09 pm on Dec 2, 2018

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You win 10 free posts.

Author: PBHangingChad (4969 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:52 pm on Dec 2, 2018

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Does "free" mean no responses allowed? "Unchecked Basil"?

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15169 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:44 am on Dec 3, 2018

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yes no dumbass, douchebag, idiot comments allowed

Author: PBHangingChad (4969 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:48 am on Dec 3, 2018

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Guessing this reads better with more punctuation...

Author: iairishcheeks (8919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:19 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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What’s punctuation mean?,.:(‘!/-“

Author: PBHangingChad (4969 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:28 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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Basil Unplugged.

Author: Napoleon (2398 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 9:17 am on Dec 3, 2018

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