Pure athleticism

Author: Rish93 (547 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:48 am on Jan 8, 2019

That's what differentiates us from the teams that played last night.

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Our D looked better than Alabama’s. Gave up less pointy &mostly when Love went out.

Author: BaronVonZemo (22090 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 10:48 am on Jan 8, 2019

Offensively, I agree at the skill position we are less skilled at present.

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Re: Right

Author: carmikal631 (11 Posts - Joined: Dec 20, 2016)

Posted at 12:42 pm on Jan 8, 2019

Crazy enough, but ND provided a decent blueprint on how to contain Clemson's offence. Stuff the run lanes, play a soft cushion on short routes and absolutely make Lawrence feel uncomfortable!
But (1) thing about having a crazy athletic secondary like Bama is that they are used to taking gambles and not paying for them. They have grown accustomed to taking risks and recovering from normal coverage errors because the opposing quarterbacks time clock gets sped up. Taking the inside shoulder on middle routes normally works for them due to quarterback errors. But when you have a big kid like Lawrence who only seems to be inaccurate when he is feeling some real heat, errors by the secondary get taken advantage of. It was crazy too see 5 star cb recruits like Surtain Jr. getting beat easily! It actually looked like a good chunk of Lawrence's deep completions were on the same routes he completed against ND, lol.

With all that being said, the biggest moment to came during halftime when Saban said that Clemson was running some things that they did not practice on.
Hilarious and obviously true!


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Clemson exploited Alabama's secondary

Author: WoodstockIrish (9605 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:57 am on Jan 8, 2019

In the same manner they did ours.

Lawrence is an elite QB with the ability to make all throws. Big difference maker; he is perfect for the NFL.


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Yep an athletic Peyton Manning.

Author: THEISMANCARR (9109 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 4:45 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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Nah. I would argue elite depth is what separates ND from the best of the best.

Author: McSweeney (17753 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:14 am on Jan 8, 2019

Even given ND's speed deficiencies at the wide receiver position, the numbers from the Clemson game aren't as bad as you think.

Trevor Lawrence stats in the five series Julian Love wasn't on the field: 15-18 for 247 yards and three TDs

Trevor Lawrence stats in the six series Julian Love was on the field: 12-19 for 90 yards and zero TDs

Notre Dame's margin for error against the best teams is razor-thin, while a team like Clemson can lose the best defensive lineman in the country and not miss a beat. If you subtract just the three TD passes Lawrence threw against Love's backup in the span of 12 minutes and 51 seconds in the second quarter, Lawrence is looking at a 200-yd passing night.


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One major deficiency is ability of ND head coach to perform in playoff level games

Author: pvm71 (661 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:51 pm on Jan 8, 2019

BK is at best a MusicCity /Gator bowl level of coach.

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I bet you were one of the fans who said Ara couldn't win the big game until Sugar Bowl 1973.

Author: THEISMANCARR (9109 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 4:47 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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Except he had already won one natty and had had another one stolen from him.

Author: Frank L (31693 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 5:08 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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Bullshit

Author: Death (374 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:16 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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+1

Author: nddad98 (1091 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:22 pm on Jan 8, 2019

Hammer...meet nail head.

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Agree with this

Author: Jerseymick (3336 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:41 am on Jan 8, 2019

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Point. One player goes down and ......

Author: whatsamataU (16170 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:34 am on Jan 8, 2019

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ND has athletes--Austin, Keys, Lenzy--and a physical gunslinging QB in Jurkovec.

Author: Cole (7052 Posts - Joined: Oct 15, 2012)

Posted at 10:13 am on Jan 8, 2019

They didn't play against Clemson or when they did, they didn't play much.

It will be disappointing if Kelly doesn't have Jurkovec ready for 2019. I can see Jurkovec paired with Claypool, Austin, Young/Keys/Lenzy, Wright/Kmet/Takacs giving teams fits.


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I certainly hope Jurkovec lives up to billing. But right now we have no reason to think he's better

Author: Napoleon (2562 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 12:05 pm on Jan 8, 2019

. . . than Book. Book played really well most of the season, and one bad performance against a sensational D doesn't convince me he isn't ND's QB in '19.

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Exactly. There should be a quarterback competition and the best man should play.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15415 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:04 pm on Jan 8, 2019

Recent National CXhampions: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State have al replaced successful quarterbacks.

ND should be willing to do it if the talent warrants it.

Kelly did so with Book and hopefully will get the best man in after the Spring whether Book or Jurkovec.


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What if Jurkovec is the next Zach Frazer?

Author: holybull101 (5182 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:56 am on Jan 8, 2019

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Is PJ the starting QB for ND for the opening game next year?

Author: PBHangingChad (5246 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:28 am on Jan 8, 2019

Not to indict PJ but I’ll believe it when I see it.

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I think there is a good chance. Kelly is learning some lessons.

Author: NDavenue (2900 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:35 am on Jan 8, 2019

And he shocked me this year by switching to Book. Assuming Phil is better than Book (even if he isn't as "ready" as BK historically likes) i wouldn't be surprised.

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January 2019: Kelly 3.0 becomes Self-aware...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15415 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:22 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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It’s Book. Heaping praise on a QB who never really played a CF game.?

Author: whatsamataU (16170 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:35 am on Jan 8, 2019

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When the starter stumbles, there will always be a group of fans pushing the next guy.

Author: Napoleon (2562 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 12:33 pm on Jan 8, 2019

And they will always be sure the next guy is "the answer."

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“Fans”. Sarcasm I would assume...

Author: whatsamataU (16170 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:04 pm on Jan 8, 2019

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No.

Author: Napoleon (2562 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 10:13 am on Jan 9, 2019

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Especially noticeable at WR.

Author: iairishcheeks (9092 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:04 am on Jan 8, 2019

Top 50 guys...

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there was a lot of great coaching witnessed last night...at least from Clemson's side.

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8409 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:03 am on Jan 8, 2019

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