Notre Dame rallies for victory over S...

Notre Dame rallies for victory over San Diego State in opener

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Notre Dame rallies for victory over San Diego State in opener. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Jimmy Clausen threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate moments after Notre Dame forced San Diego State to fumble in the end zone and the Fighting Irish rallied for a 21-13 victory on Saturday.

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Jose Rompeculo

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 6, 2008
If Notre Dame had to rally for a win against the drug-dealing school known as San Diego State....

Well, then, come late November: USC is going to hand Notre Dame a nice helping of whipped @@@.

My, how the mighty have fallen.
Philodog

Westland, MI

#3 Sep 6, 2008
A lot of trash talk based on three bad quarters. Sure, it was painful to watch; but Michigan and MSU lost their first game too. It doesn't look easy, but if the Irish play like they did in the last quarter, they might be able to get someplace this season. Go Irish.
carlos

Aurora, IL

#4 Sep 6, 2008
They looked pretty awful. Better beat michigan next week
Good luck in 08

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Sep 6, 2008
Nice officiating in this game. Seems some of the zebras were born and raised in South Bend.......
The Four Horsemen

Edmond, OK

#6 Sep 6, 2008
Yikes! It's a good thing the Domers weren't playing Bethel College or Indiana University of Pensylvania.
SAW

Aberdeen, SD

#7 Sep 6, 2008
Phildog...you're insane. SDSU is a very, VERY bad team. The Irish should have scored 40 in their sleep. Michigan lost to Utah, a Top 25 team, probably. Try and keep one foot in here on earth. ND looked embarassingly bad. Maybe we need to schedule a I-AA team to get rolling. It was pretty humiliating to watch today's game.
TTH

Oak Forest, IL

#8 Sep 6, 2008
Hey, San Diego St. is tough. they almost beat Cal Poly.
richard in chandler az

Tempe, AZ

#9 Sep 6, 2008
win and advance, as to the officiating you don't have a clue and 0 knowledge of football. They took a TD away when Hughes knee was down on the 3, but the good ole replay official gagged again. OSU and UM played poor, it is about winning period.
Dennis Elliott

Orlando, FL

#10 Sep 7, 2008
The Irish looked so bad I was thoroughly embarrassed with Charlie Weiss, and still want this bum out of there soon. A very slow defense again, and oh those turnovers. I watched for a whil and said there must be better games on than this. I am very disgusted, his recruiting is suppose to bring top names, if that is so he can,t coach college and needs to be let go. State had 7 defensive starters out, and the I rish could not ever score. Oh Woh is me for beleiving they will change under his coaching, and last year was just a fluke. Give me a break, and WAKE UP THE ECHOES. A very easy schedule and they will be lucky to be 500 after the season.
Hardliner

Homer Glen, IL

#11 Sep 7, 2008
richard in chandler az wrote:
win and advance, as to the officiating you don't have a clue and 0 knowledge of football. They took a TD away when Hughes knee was down on the 3, but the good ole replay official gagged again. OSU and UM played poor, it is about winning period.
I love you Notre Dame fans, your delusions know no bounds. To even think let alone write that Notre Dame should be considered in the same terms as Ohio State in anything other than geographical proximity is mind-boggling. Notre Dame has more in common with Navy that they do with any team in the top 25.Heck Northwestern is a power house compared to ND!
Mac the Knife

AOL

#12 Sep 7, 2008
The Irish looked so bad I was thoroughly embarrassed with Charlie Weiss, and still want this bum out of there soon. A very slow defense again, and oh those turnovers. I watched for a whil and said there must be better games on than this. I am very disgusted, his recruiting is suppose to bring top names, if that is so he can,t coach college and needs to be let go. State had 7 defensive starters out, and the I rish could not ever score. Oh Woh is me for beleiving they will change under his coaching, and last year was just a fluke. Give me a break, and WAKE UP THE ECHOES. A very easy schedule and they will be lucky to be 500 after the season.

Weis doesn't have any excuses anymore. These are his recruits, his coaches, the atmosphere he creates. Some of his arrogance seems to be muffled now, but ND will never win with him at the helm.You can bring in top recruits, but you still have to coach 'em.(Jerry Faust can attest to that) WE need to get Skip Holtz signed to a long term contract and show Weis the door.
rich k

Vashon, WA

#14 Sep 7, 2008
OHIRISH....i'm not arrogant you are for saying that.god bless the irish.
IV- Irish Victory

Portland, OR

#15 Sep 7, 2008
The Irish won! For that I'm glad.
Clausen looked much better than last year, but still has not proved he can play under pressure. Allen and Hughes are very good backs, but where was Aldridge?
Tate looked alot better, but where was Parris (our most reliable wideout last year)?
An improvement. A good first step. Michigan will tell us more.

Since: Aug 08

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 7, 2008
U of M will mop the floor with these guys. They probably won't win again until they play NC.

After this long with the team I say no 2008 bowl game = Weis out of a job.
tony

Sebastian, FL

#17 Sep 7, 2008
What disturbs me most is the offensive play calling, it was offensive. When they finally spread the offense things happened. You can't put 11 in the box and run it up the middle. It looked like more of the same from last year but with better execution with exception of Duval (Duval turns around and he we have a touchdown rather than an Int and catch it with your hands not off your pads for the other Int). We opened it up some last year and had some success the next game we revert back. I hope they learned something from the last 10 minutes of the game moving into the Michigan game. Also, how in the heck is John Ryan on the field. It's like playing with 10 when Ryan and Schwapp are on the field.
Leahy Lad

United States

#18 Sep 7, 2008
Oh, yeah, U of M looked very impressive against Utah and Miami of Ohio. I mean, the Wolverines managed to score sixteen points versus the Redhawks! I can see why you'd think they'd mop the floor with the Irish. The Buckeyes also were losing to Ohio U. in the 3rd quarter, but I'm sure they'll mop the floor with the Trojans next week.
John

Bartow, FL

#19 Sep 7, 2008
Maurice Crum had a sack
jeff

Anchorage, AK

#20 Sep 7, 2008
2 problems and 2 problems only- Armando Allen and Kamara. Kamara was solely responsible for the 2 interceptions. Not looking for one in the endzone and having it bounce of his numbers into the hands of an Aztec. Another time he gave up on a route almost leading to another interception. Allen couldn't get it going all day AND fumbled. Hughs and Tate are the man!! Go ND
JDH

Sarasota, FL

#21 Sep 7, 2008
Notre Dame had nearly 10 months to prepare for this game. The team was not ready to play -- they looked like it was the first day of spring practice.
Weis is a complete failure as head coach. The saddest thing about this game is that Weis will not be fired Sunday morning.
you are a joke

Toccoa, GA

#22 Sep 7, 2008
Did you watch the game? The way you write, I would say that you did not! Notre Dame would have scored on their 3rd position, but the CURSE of the Irish gave that Aztec's a break. Another review that should have went the IRISh way. Hughes did
not fumble that ball because he's knee was down. The Aztec D played good all game. Our Defense played ok. Clausen looked great. The only problem that I saw was that Kumara needs to be sitting on the pine because both the interceptions were his fault. Why do they let idiots like you write reports? Atleast you should know what your talking about before you put things on the web.
Yeah it was embarrising to watch, but the Aztecs will never make the catches they did and they won't beable to hold recievers the way they did because when they are not playing Notre Dame, the refs will make these obvious calls. I am sure people want to blame Weis for everything, but if Kumara catches the pass that hits him in the chest, result 1st down. If Kumara, over 6 foot tall, knocks down the ball of a 5'10 corner, result second down. Allen's fumble, anyone would have fumbled that ball, it was a hard hit! And of course te non-fumbe by Hughes. You need to find a new job because you suck at the one have. Don't put anything on the Web ever again!

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