The past is in the past: Irish will rebound against Michigan State

After a disappointing loss at The Big House on Saturday many people compared this 2009 season to the 1999 season. After seeing this comparison at UHND, I think the Irish will go in a different direction than the '99 team did. I do not think Charlie Weis and the Irish team will let that happen this year. Coach Weis noted that many more players than usual were coming into his office telling him they have forgotten about Michigan and are only looking ahead to Michigan State. After last week I think Michael Floyd has certainly established himself has one of the premiere wide receivers in the country, right there with Dez Bryant. Second coming of Tim Brown? Maybe too early to say that, but the kid can ball. Who knows how that Michigan game plays out if with him on the field, even serving as a distraction and pulling one more man outside the box.

I expect Clausen to continue to impress, keeping the offense in rhythm with the aid of the best wideout duo in the nation. This week's offensive attack will be centered around Clausen and those receivers after MSU let up 328 yards passing to Central Michigan QB Dan Lefevour. He may be the working man's Tim Tebow, but it's still Central Michigan and they're still from the MAC. I'm expecting a big day for Tate and Floyd who will do more than mirror Central Michigan's top receivers who combined for 191 yards and 16 receptions. The losing streak—both this one-gamer and the lengthy one to MSU at home—will end. Irish win, 35-14.


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