The Anti-Preview is alive and well and living in your mom’s basement. Notre Dame survived a close encounter with the people of Hooville last Saturday, but they paid a severe price as they lost two more starters in Durham Smythe and Malik Zaire. The Irish did find grace in the steady play of backup (well the new starter) quarterback, DeShone Kizer, and are sitting inside the top 10 and 2-0.
Still right on track.
You would think the 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide was coming up to South Bend this weekend to do a double beat down of the Irish, after listening to pundit after pundit fawn over the Yellow Jackets. I mean, you might as well crown Georgia Tech the national champions real quick.
Yes. Tech has an explosive offense that can be brutal. Yes. Tech is averaging like 75 points a game (after facing Alcorn State & Tulane). Yes. Paul Johnson is a vindictive jerk with a Napoleon complex.
But is Tech really that worthy of so much fear? Get the hell outta here. This is still #goacc after all and I’ll wait until I see the carnage (if any) spread all over Notre Dame Stadium.
What Should You Be Drinking?
What Should You Be Eating?
This year we’re doing something different. Looking for answers? Sure- we all are. And what better way to find the answers you’re looking for than in church? Exactly, and that’s why every recipe for this years AntiPreviews will be from the St. Mary’s 1990 150th Anniversary cookbook. You’re welcome!
TIME TO GO HAM ON PJ
Haiku Ya Know
This spaced is reserved for this week’s best Haiku via the Notre Dame Haiku Challenge.
Malik in crutches Bumble bees coming to town Burn the freakin boats!!! @TheSubwayDomer
— Mike (@KyNDfan) September 16, 2015
Meanwhile, in the ABC announcing booth… pic.twitter.com/wirpUGdn7j
— Chris Wilkinson (@SportsWilk) September 12, 2015
Everything Else Real Quick
Really, what else is there? Notre Dame is 2-0 and ranked #8 in the country. All the goals for the season are still right there for the taking. Option football is assignment football on the defensive side, and the offense has to be efficient- points must be scored. Brian Kelly is 15-1 at Notre Dame when starting a freshman or a redshirt version of a freshman at quarterback. Kelly knows how to handles these type of situations.
Spotlight Is On
Despite the built in storyline of a redshirt freshman making his first start at quarterback for Notre Dame at home… This is a Notre Dame Defense thing. Can they slow down the potent rushing attack of Georgia Tech? Can they hold the Wramblin’ Reck to field goals instead of touchdowns- CAN THEY FORCE A FRIGGIN TURNOVER FOR THE LOVE OF TOUCHDOWN JESUS AND FAIR CATCH CORBY? Guys like Redfield, Shumate, Jaylon, and wait for it… Subway Domer People’s Champ Mathias Farley (I’m betting) need a big and productive game.
At The End Of The Day
Brian Kelly and Notre Dame know how to play the home underdog role and turn it into an advantage. This is the first REAL test for Tech and they are on the road. I think Kizer will be extremely efficient, and CJ Prosise will continue his dominance on the ground. The Irish defense will only have to make one or two stops or kind of stops and they could wrap this thing up. IRISH WIN 38-34
— Notre Dame Nanny (@NotreDameNanny) September 17, 2015