Could this be the year?

This weekend I'm hoping to see Notre Dame beat USC for the first time in my life that I can remember. I don't remember any sports earlier than the year 2000. The first USC vs ND game  that I remember is the game where Carson Palmer won the Heisman. I know that some of you will think to yourself "oh this kid has barely been an Irish fan, this game doesnt mean has much to him". It means more than anything to me. A Notre Dame win would pretty much bring tears of joy to my eyes.

For the past seven years the Irish have lost to the trojans and all of them other than the "bush push" game they have been blowouts. The difference between this game and the rest of them, the irish players actually believe they are going to prevail. Do I think Notre Dame will win? I think that if the offensive line protects jimmy and if the pass coverage steps up when Tenuta tries to stop the run then I think Notre Dame will win. Yeah thats alot to ask. But I feel like no matter who we are playing, we are going to put up at least 24 points. On the weather its suppose to be about 45 degrees or colder at kickoff but will continue to get colder throughout the game. The weather will help the Irish defense the most. With tenuta selling out to stop the run, the cold weather could get to barkley causing him to make bad passes. Clausen said the weather affected him the first time he practiced in the cold in South bend, he said he was throwing ducks all over the field. So hopefully it takes Barkley sometime to get use to.

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