Clemson is coming into this one at 3-0 on the year, and are coming off a bye week. Top players across the country want to play in South Bend. At least not yet.
On Thursday, the Fighting Irish took on No. 1-ranked Virginia. You have to start measuring things by Biblical standards. And that secondary market overheats – lower sideline tickets on StubHub on Tuesday night were $1,200 each.
Georgia Tech will be without three starters on Saturday against Duke. If he gets left in one-on-one coverage and Kizer can take advantage, that will open plenty of options for the Notre Dame offense.
“The people, the atmosphere here, the community, everything – it’s all been great”, she said. His team first mentality, along with his hard nosed grind it out mentality, had to be an inspiration to all the younger players around him on a very young defense for the Irish in 2014.Notes: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua did not play because of a concussion.
This year the biggest surprise has been the running game.
Tim Bourret, a member of the Clemson sports information staff since 1978, graduated from Notre Dame and worked both previous Clemson-Notre Dame games, for the Irish in 1977 and the Tigers in 1979. “I think that’s a fair question as it relates to the kind of players (the fill-ins) are and their skill set”.
“A big reason for that is for a tall runner (6’0” ½) Prosise plays with good pad level and is effective in getting his shoulders down and delivering a blow or breaking arm tackles. I don’t think that’s fair. I look forward to seeing Watson do his thing on Saturday in his first major test as QB1, and if he can settle in at home, I predict a positive outcome for our boys in orange.
“How many [teams are in the NFL]?”
Clearly evident was the fact that Swinney hopes his team won’t succumb to “papal power”. Kizer, a Toledo, Ohio, native, and Watson, who hails from Gainesville, Georgia, met at the Elite 11 camp and have kept up with each other ever since. He’s a good guy, really easy to like. “They can get so much attention for even essentially doing nothing and we’re just glad we can share a few of their spotlight”.
You know how Clemson will attack them next week.
“I love the way he is able to move on and process it and get back to playing the game”, Kelly said. It’s all the same. They pressured us well and got the early goal. The other Notre Dame coaches with more victories are Dan Devine (53), Frank Leahy (87), Ara Parseghian (95), Lou Holtz (100), and Knute Rockne (105).
“That’s their business”, said Swinney, whose team plays Notre Dame on Saturday.
Prosise was recruited to Notre Dame as a defensive back out of Virginia. It’s local, but offers a national platform. But of course they will be cheering for me, and this is a personal game.
“We lost 1-0 today, but we didn’t play our best and we only conceded one goal”.
Meanwhile Boston College, Syracuse and Pitt allow entry into the traditional Northeast base against teams with longstanding rivalries.
When we spoke this summer, you talked about this being one of the biggest games on the schedule this year.
Thursday night games are always tricky on the road, especially for Clemson. The Golden Eagles scored a minute later, David Selvaggi converting a rebound after C. Nortey ran down the left and had his shot blocked by Chris Hubbard. Swarbrick couldn’t have shepherded the program any better than this. Notre Dame heads into Clemson looking for their biggest road win since a 30-13 victory at Oklahoma in 2012 solidified their position as a national championship contender.