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A Cornucopia Of Randomness

January 9, 2008

The College Football season is over. Allow yourself a few minutes to stop screaming and find some composure. But just as in the NFL, the programs are cranking it up and preparing for the future. Whether that be roster moves, recruiting, hitting the weight room, or snorting a kilo of coke and beating up strippers. Well, maybe that last part is reserved for the SEC. Either way, expect big changes for ND over the next few months. With that said, expect more posts from Subway Domer that are filled with a mix of information. Such as these…




A Royal Departure
Notre Dame announced this week that sophomore cornerback Munir Prince will transfer to Missouri. This news is not all that shocking as I and a host of other bloggers and posters on the message boards have posted this. What it is though, is devastating. Over reacting? I don’t think so. Prince came to ND as a RB and saw action right away as a freshman. And right away, Irish fans could see that Prince just did not have the physical size to play as a running back. What he does have is tremendous speed and great hip action. He was moved to cornerback for his sophomore year and saw decent playing time and played well. With ND returning Lambert and Walls as the probable starters at corner, McNeil having played well as a nickel back, and Gary Gray being touted as a great one in the wings, Prince would of had a hard time seeing a lot of playing time this year. Maybe. The greatest jump a player makes upward in his skill set, is from his TRUE sophomore year to his TRUE junior year (more on this in a minute). So we don’t know exactly what all we will be missing until 2009 when Prince takes the field for Mizzu. What we will be missing is competition at not only cornerback, but as a punt and kick returner. Not only that, but after the 2008 season, ND’s depth chart at CB may look a little thin. Good luck to Munir.

Webb Out
Sophomore offensive lineman Bartley Webb is no longer able to play football due to injury. He will remain at ND as a student because ND is an institution of integrity. Had this been say…Florida, Meyer would have Bartley shunned, Amish style.

The Disappearing Class
After the Prince transfer and the Webb incident, the incoming class of 2006 is falling in numbers… again. That puts the total number of ’06 kids that are no longer on the team to 6. It could have been 7 if it wasn’t for Chris Stewart’s dad. Plus, the other names that have been tossed around as possible transfer candidates are ALL from this class. It was Charlies first recruiting class that he put together. It was ranked in the top 8 and produced 28 commits. What is truly disappointing is what I stated in the Munir Prince piece. Historically, the biggest improvement for a player is between his sophomore year and his junior year. This means a big loss in depth and quality play out of the Irish roster. Now I can say with total confidence that Demetrius Jones and Zach Frazer would still be sitting on the bench next year, they (along with Reuland, Carufel, Webb, and Prince) would still provide the depth, competition, and scout play that is needed for a team to improve in the off-season and the season itself. In no way is this class shaping up to be like the incoming class of 2004 in which 10 out of the 17 commits were no longer on the team last year… more than HALF!!! (Of those 10, Banda was a medical release as Webb is now and Darius Walker left early for the NFL) That class was also one of the worst in Irish history on a talent basis alone. Notre Dame faced a lot of problems this year because of that 2004 class. The Irish must retain the rest of this class if it wants to avoid a similar situation (although not nearly as severe) in the future.

Fifth Year Fever
Notre Dame released 3 names of players applying for graduate school that would make them eligible for a 5th year at the university. Maurice Crum Jr., Justin Brown, and Terrail Lambert are the 3 players. This will put ND at an 80 man roster right now, if the recruiting class stays intact. The quota is 85. This means that ND, which has 22 commits right now, can add 5 more recruits to its class. (The max class is 25 unless there are early enrollees and ND has 2 this year in Cwynar and Robinson). This is highly unlikely as ND has only 5 other REAL offers (Datone Jones, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Mike Martin, Kenneth Page, and Cyrus Gray) out to prospects right now. I really only see 2 maybe 3 of these guys committing to ND. 3 of the 5 (Jones, Kapron, and Martin) are already committed elsewhere but have visits scheduled with ND for this month. Weis spoke before the ’07 season and said after this year he would probably not be able to offer schollies to walk-ons next year. It looks as if that will be changed. Look for Mike Anello to receive one as a special teams phenom.

IAN!!!
Ian Williams was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s All-American Team. This is a little bit of a surprise. Not that Ian played great and deserved this recognition, but the fact that 2 other Freshman A.A. lists had Ian no higher than 3rd team. The writers finally got something right. Ian played well on the field and showed great emotion and vigor as well. Williams should be the starting NT next year if they move Kuntz out to DE. Even if Pat stays at NT, this will create a solid rotation at the position. Congratulations Ian, on this achievement.

Oatmeal
Rumors have surfaced about the head coaching job at Purdue. It seems as if the Athletic Director is sniffing around for a possible heir to the toilet as early as 2009. Nothing has been officially released and the University is only saying that Wilford Brimley will be their coach in 2008. Brimley needs only two wins next year to become the all time winningest coach at Purdue. It got me thinking. W.B. has been there 11 years. This has been their best 11 year run in school history. Arguably. And in that time, Purdue is 5-6 against the Irish. ND has had their worst 11 year stretch and still Purdue could not even get above .500. Medicrity is best served warm… like oatmeal.

Hunting Wolverines
It is official. According to The Detroit News, Manningham, Arrington, and Mallett are no longer skunkbears. Mario and Adrian are entering the draft and Mallett is looking to transfer. But, no official word has come from the players themselves. This comes from R. Rod. He is such a prick, these guys won’t talk to him. This is a disaster for Michigan… and I’m laughing my ass off.

Buckeyes Are The Bills of College Football
Once again Ohio State was in the title game this year. And once again, they got their ass kicked. Allow me to be the first to predict the national champs for next year. It’s Georgia’s turn to kick the Bucks in the nuts.

Protect Your Stick

September 28, 2007
The game coming up tomorrow is not just a football match up, but also a Trophy Game. We are already down 1 trophy (The Megaphone) thanks to Michigan State, we must hold on to the Shillelagh.

I know some of you and the University itself don’t really play up these things, but I think they are important and the history behind them is pretty cool. We should be embracing these things and putting them on the front line with us, as most schools do with there trophies… it’s badass.

If you want to know more about ALL our trophies click THIS LINK and it will show you the post I did earlier this year about these things. Have Fun and GO IRISH!!!

McStug signature on 4 Horseman Lounge

Doughboy Fairies

Prediction: IRISH 27 -Boiler Sissy Fairies 24

Purdue Is The Whiny Bitch Of Indiana

September 26, 2007

Of all the colleges and universities in Indiana, one stands out at the biggest bitch. Purdue. Some people have described their alumni and fan base as having middle-child syndrome, when in fact, Purdue has been playing 3rd fiddle for what seems like forever.

It must be hard for Purdue. When football rolls around it’s all about the Irish. Then basketball comes and everyone is talking about the Hoosiers. Does Purdue even have any aspirations of being more than just a little bitch that tries to feel better about itself by kicking a GIANT when its down? Probably not. They are who they are… whiny bitches. But can you blame them? Their best seasons aren’t even National Title caliber seasons. They have NONE.

Funny thing about the Boilers this year, they are 4-0 and nobody is talking about them. Of course when you play 2 MAC schools, a Div 1-AA school, and major Big Ten Conference opponent Minnesota (what a fucking joke Tim Brewster is), what does one expect. Unless of course you are Michigan and Ohio State.

Which brings me to another reason why Purdue is a whiny bitch. Unlike their bigger, badder conference foes, Purdue hides behind The Big Integer as if it actually means something to be a part of that collection of underachievers. Seriously, win a National Title in my lifetime or my great grand children’s lifetime or sometime before Touchdown Jesus comes back for the Apocalypse.

You will never be as loved as ND.
You will never be as feared as ND.
You will never be as hated by the masses because of being the fucking shit for like ever like ND.

You are a whiny bitch.
You are a 3rd tier team in your beloved Big Ten Plus One That Makes It An Integer Conference.
You have a big drum. Yea!

Obvious Boiler Fan Breaking Down.

Purdue Week… Let’s Beat The Drum!

September 25, 2007

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Everybody Else Is Doing It…Part Deux

June 2, 2007

Welcome back to Subway Domer’s “Why The Hell Not, 2007 Predictions” This is the 2nd part of the 5 part epic.

ND (2-1) VS. Sparty (3-0) 44-17 IRISH

The Irish haven’t beaten Sparty in South Bend, since 1993. WOW. I knew the streak has been a long one (Thanks TY…Thanks Boobs), but what a drought. That , however, ended very suddenly and very powerfully. The Irish came out to destroy their opponent and did just that with 383 rushing yards. From start to finish, Notre Dame used ALL of its running backs in a stampede of ass-kicking. Travis Thomas led the backs with 132 yards on the ground with just 15 carries. Allen had 52, Aldridge had 101,Hughes rushed for 55 yards and Jabbie snuck in 43. It was like dating a USC song girl… everyone got a shot and everyone scored. Clausen only threw the ball 11 times but hit 9 of the throws for 145 yards. One was a 22 yard post to a wide open Duval Kamara for his first TD of his career. Anthony Vernaglia also got in on the action with a safety on QB Brian Hoyer for the Spartans. He was too busy admiring his new jersey and was almost crippled. Don’t ask me how Sparty scored, I really think that they were mercy points the new MAC officials gave them. (The MAC, always trying to catch up to Big Integer). The Sports Inferno melts down…AGAIN. Better go watch another showing of 300.

MVP- Anthony Vernaglia 17 tackles(8FL); 2 forced fumbles; Safety; INT

ND (3-1) @ Purdue (3-1) 42-0 IRISH

Another game at Ross-Ade and the weather is of coarse, RAIN,RAIn, RAin, Rain, and more…rain. This became an advantage to Weis and the Fighting Irish as they have been pounding the ball with ease. Tiller thought that having his players wear speedos would put fear in the hearts of the Irish. Instead, the Irish seemed to have put in an extra gear, as to not be touched by these fairy princesses. The defense and special teams was lights out and did HALF of the scoring. McNeil took a pick 61 yards to the house, as did Tommy Zbikowski for 37 yards return to the house. Tommy Z also took a punt 84 yards for a score. James Aldridge scored 2 TDs and led all rushers with 116 yards on 22 carries. Travis Thomas saw limited action due to an ankle injury suffered during practice. (Should be 100% for the Bruins). The remaining TD was a 17 yard reverse by George West on a 3rd and 15 play. Tiller blamed bloggers everywhere for the loss.

MVP- Tommy Z 12 tackles, 2 sacks, INT for TD, 84 yrd PR for TD and a forced fumble.

ND (4-1) @ UCLA (5-0) 17-14 Bruins

The land of roses was not so rosy for the Lads of Notre Dame. The offense struggled in the first half. ND only earned one first down and that was during the first series on a QB scramble by Clausen. The Bruins did not do so hot themselves, but a blocked punt and a long punt return set them up for 2 easy scores from within the 10 yard line. It was 14-0 at the half. The Irish put themselves back in the game with 2 long scoring drives that in its totality took over 32 plays and 18 minutes. Both TDs were the Clausen to Carlson variety (12,9). The defense did what it needed and got the ball back from the Bruins with 3:03 remaining in the game. On the very first play with the ball back, Bruce Davis blindsided Clausen and forced a fumble that was took down to the ND 23 yard line by Dragovic. The bruins managed to secure one first down and wound the clock down to 0:43 seconds before Kai Forbath came in and knocked down the 25 yard chipshot. ND got the ball back with decent field position (ND 42) and Clausen threw 2 quick strikes to David Grimes to get the Irish to the UCLA 27 yard line. After ND called a timeout they had 4 seconds remaining to tie the game with a field goal. Once again the Irish kicking game let them down and sophomore Ryan Burkhart missed the 44 yard kick as it ricocheted off the right post. DAMN!

MVP- Carlson 8 rec. for 104 yards and 2 TDs.

Next Up: Fredo, Condoms, and Seamen

Ranking: 15 A.P. / 19 Coaches