2007-2008 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Thread

tar_baby

Rush Limbaugh
#1
It had to be done (again)...so here it is...

the thread for all you Irish fans...and we'll welcome some haters but you know God picks the Irish

with Jimmy Clausen (#1 recruit in the COUNTRY!)...our D stepping it up...it promises to be a GREAT year!...lets get the optimism going!
 

fkornre

Boogity Boogity Boogity...Let's go racing boys...
#2
i'm praying we have a great season...but if last year is any indication of our abilities against ranked schools we are in for a long season...
 

tar_baby

Rush Limbaugh
#3
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2899577&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Frazer, odd man out in QB race, to transfer from Notre Dame
Schad

By Joe Schad
Special to ESPN.com
(Archive)

Updated: June 10, 2007, 9:41 AM ET

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Notre Dame quarterback Zach Frazer has been granted permission to seek a transfer and intends to leave the school, according to two people familiar with his plans.

Frazer plans to visit up to five schools as early as this week. Among the schools with mutual interest are Rutgers, UConn, Miami, Louisville and East Carolina.

Several MAC programs have also inquired about the strong-armed, 6-foot-5, 226 pound redshirt freshman.

Frazer was considered a blue-chip recruit after passing for 3,647 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior at Mechanicsburg (Pa.).

Last week, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis announced true freshman Jimmy Clausen, redshirt freshman Demetrius Jones and junior Evan Sharpley would compete for the starting position in the fall.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.
 
#4
Since you welcome the haters, I'll be the first one to show up for this thread I guess.

I'll just say I hate them more than anything else in the entire world, and we can go from there I suppose. :icon_mrgr
 

VMS

Victim of high standards and low personal skills.
#5
Ahhhhhh........

Notre Dame. Bandwagon Central.

You're Catholic and want to support a Catholic football-playing school? How about supporting BC, which has been a both a better school AND a better football team for a while now?

After hiring Lou "Every School I Worked For Gets Hit By NCAA Sanctions After I Leave" Holtz, ND became just another football factory. And not a particularly good one, at that.
 

fkornre

Boogity Boogity Boogity...Let's go racing boys...
#6
Ahhhhhh........

Notre Dame. Bandwagon Central.

You're Catholic and want to support a Catholic football-playing school? How about supporting BC, which has been a both a better school AND a better football team for a while now?

After hiring Lou "Every School I Worked For Gets Hit By NCAA Sanctions After I Leave" Holtz, ND became just another football factory. And not a particularly good one, at that.
how about us jews who love notre dame??? :)
 

Kid Brock

No longer VegasBrock
#7
I'm Catholic and hate ND. Do I get anything for that?
 

iNFaMousToM

O&A Hardcore Newbie Listener
#8
Since you welcome the haters, I'll be the first one to show up for this thread I guess.

I'll just say I hate them more than anything else in the entire world, and we can go from there I suppose. :icon_mrgr


Go Blue. Fuck Green.

My tickets to this game will arrive shortly. I highly doubt I will be more nervous than our match up with Appalachian State.
 
#9
Go Blue. Fuck Green.

My tickets to this game will arrive shortly. I highly doubt I will be more nervous than our match up with Appalachian State.
Go Blue indeed. I can't wait for ND-Michigan at the Big House this year.

I can't wait for all of the games actually, but especially that one.
 
#10
I would sell my soul to see a win against USC this season. Hate those cocksuckers. Didn't that Mustain kid from Arkansas transfer there this year?
 
#11
I would sell my soul to see a win against USC this season. Hate those cocksuckers. Didn't that Mustain kid from Arkansas transfer there this year?
I went to USC until I transferred last last fall. I can't believe how indifferent they are to football there. I think that with the team's recent success, the students just kind of expect and think they deserve a good football team or something. And what pissed me off the most about the fans is that they ACTUALLY LIKE Notre Dame, and respect them I guess. I just don't understand that.

As you may or may not know, here in Michigan, there aren't many teams that we play and don't hate, at the very least the week that we play that school.
 

DanaReevesLungs

I can keep rhythm with no metronome...
Donator
#12
9 straight bowl losses.

Maybe the 10th time's a charm for a dismal, overrated football team
 

VMS

Victim of high standards and low personal skills.
#14
definitely hoping for a win against USC this year
"Hoping" or "dreaming"?

USC is the overwhelming preseason #1. Ok, it's only preseason, but still.

ND has had WHAT kind of record v. top ranked teams the last few years?

That's what I thought.
 

the_ba

Dierks! Get to the chopper! Daah ahhh!!
#15
I went to USC until I transferred last last fall. I can't believe how indifferent they are to football there. I think that with the team's recent success, the students just kind of expect and think they deserve a good football team or something. And what pissed me off the most about the fans is that they ACTUALLY LIKE Notre Dame, and respect them I guess. I just don't understand that.

As you may or may not know, here in Michigan, there aren't many teams that we play and don't hate, at the very least the week that we play that school.
I hear ya. I'm an LSU alum and I HATE every other team in the SEC. And I'm sure if you talk to fans from other SEC schools, they all feel the same way. I mean, we have some schools we hate more than others (Ole Miss, Florida, Bama), but we still have plenty of hate to go around for the other schools too.
 

VMS

Victim of high standards and low personal skills.
#16
I hear ya. I'm an LSU alum and I HATE every other team in the SEC. And I'm sure if you talk to fans from other SEC schools, they all feel the same way. I mean, we have some schools we hate more than others (Ole Miss, Florida, Bama), but we still have plenty of hate to go around for the other schools too.
So how much as Saban going to Bama ratcheted up the Bama hate?
 
#17
June 14. 2007 6:59AM
Weis' silence on Clausen invites worry
ANALYSIS

ERIC HANSEN
Tribune Staff Writer

Come Aug. 6, it may be much ado about nothing.

But so far, nothing in Jimmy Clausen's embryonic college football career ever elicits a ho-hum response. Maybe it won't ever.

If Clausen's recent "procedure" on his unspecified elbow as reported by ESPN.com Wednesday really is as ho-hum as all the rumblings from the Notre Dame family suggest they are, then why not issue a prepared ho-hum statement, with a few specifics?

Then it goes away, quickly. Then it's a brief and not a column. Then speculation is left essentially to people with a keyboard, a handle and way too much time on their hands.

Then there are no dots to connect back to when Irish head coach Charlie Weis and Clausen's father, Jim, had their little he said/he said incident regarding the health or lack thereof of the freshman quarterback's right/throwing arm just prior to spring practice.

At that time, Mr. Clausen linked the condition to an old high school injury.

"We've been aware that this was an issue," the elder Clausen told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He played 15 games with the problem this past season, so you know he's a competitor. But I think at the end of the season, he started to lose some velocity. At some point, if it's causing that much discomfort, we'll see what other option is best."

At that time, Weis, rightfully so, declared himself as the definitive source regarding any future injuries of Clausen or anyone else on the Irish roster. By not being the definitive source in this instance, Weis almost invites the story to become bigger than it is.

And as tricky as elbows and prognoses can be -- just ask Chicago Cubs perennial DL-er Kerry Wood -- all expectations are that Clausen will be ready to compete for the starting quarterback job with sophomore Demetrius Jones and junior Evan Sharpley when fall practice kicks off Aug. 6. Weis said as much through Notre Dame spokesperson Brian Hardin Wednesday afternoon.

The one constant with Weis in his two-plus seasons at ND is that his motives consistently come from what he thinks is best for his football team. And the Parcells-Belichick coaching tribe isn't known for unmeasured, unleashed or unsolicited responses.

In that context, his silence is meant to imply that it is much ado about nothing -- otherwise there would be a thread on und.com. He just may have a hard time convincing the rest of the college football world.

Staff writer Eric Hansen:
ehansen@sbtinfo.com
(574) 235-6470
 

DanaReevesLungs

I can keep rhythm with no metronome...
Donator
#18
So how much as Saban going to Bama ratcheted up the Bama hate?
I screamed at my TV when I heard that news. Fucking cocksucker. I hope Miles hands his ass to him every year.
 

martianvirus

READY THE ANALPROBES!!!!!!!!
#20
Get a life. Football season isn't even here yet. Get out, do something with the summer. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, the Irish stink.
 

Kid Brock

No longer VegasBrock
#21
Charlie already has his first loss of the season. Of course it was in court over him being fat.
 
#22
Can someone explain what the fuck is going through a #1 prospect's head when he commits to ND
 
#24
Ahhhhhh........

Notre Dame. Bandwagon Central.

You're Catholic and want to support a Catholic football-playing school? How about supporting BC, which has been a both a better school AND a better football team for a while now?

After hiring Lou "Every School I Worked For Gets Hit By NCAA Sanctions After I Leave" Holtz, ND became just another football factory. And not a particularly good one, at that.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/t1natudoc_brief.php

Boston College eh?...a.k.a. Notre Dame rejects

but anyways..just got back from the open practice they held at Notre Dame Stadium this morning and they looked good...clausen didn't throw too many passes, by design I think and they look to have increased their size in key positions

oh.....and little tuna looked like he lost some weight so thats always a good thing
 

N.Y. Johnny

Fake Twitter Friend
#25
God Bless you Tar it had to be done on Wackbag and we counted on you. I'm an old ND alum and we're probably the only 2 Irish fans on the board, but I'm not as optimistic about the Irish as you are.

We'll be lucky to

1. win 6 games

2. make a bowl. if we make a New Years Bowl thats enough as I'm afraid maybe the goddamn Independence Bowl on Dec. 28 or something of the like is what we're destined for.

3. Beat Navy, i'm afraid after like 40+ years we're gonna lose to them this year. Anchors Away! :action-sm
 
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