Thursday, September 11, 2014
Purdue Is Not Notre Dame's Opponent This Weekend
Let's just be real about this. We have Everett Golson leading our team, and they have Danny Etling. No comparison there. Etling could not get his team moving against Central Michigan. Brian Van Gorder's unit is about 10 times better. CMUs Thomas Rawls ran all over them. Imagine what Tarean Folston, Cam McDaniel, and Greg Bryant will do. Purdue is totally outmatched and there is no way they can beat the Irish.
Notre Dame's biggest problem this weekend this weekend will not be the Boilermakers. Notre Dame will have to battle Notre Dame. Whenever a program has a big and emotional win like the Irish did against Michigan, the risk of a let down is always a worry. The first thing that comes to mind is Pittsburgh two years ago when Notre Dame played them the week after their big win over Oklahoma. And Purdue always plays Notre Dame tough regardless of their record.
That is what scares me this weekend and not Purdue. The good news is that Notre Dame has traditionally played really well in the Shamrock Series aka Home away from Home.Purdue cannot beat Notre Dame, but Notre Dame can beat themselves. Let's just hope that there is no let down and the Irish come ready to battle.