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Capo Regime
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Now wouldn't the Domers have been aware of this when they scheduled? Yet, everyone else is supposed to make concessions for their mistake.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Associated Press
<!-- template inline --><!-- insertinlineAd -->SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame still isn't sure which team it will play first next football season.

Notre Dame is scheduled to open the season Sept. 11 at home against Michigan. But the Wolverines will have already played a game Sept. 4 against Miami of Ohio.

The Irish are trying to move their Oct. 30 game at BYU to Sept. 4 so the Wolverines won't have an advantage from already having played a game.

The problem is, BYU is scheduled to play Southern Cal on Sept. 4.

To try to accommodate the Irish, BYU is trying to switch its game with USC to Sept. 18, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday. But the Cougars are scheduled to play Stanford that day. So the Cougars are trying to reschedule that game as well.

That would affect other teams' schedules as well.

"It's as complicated as anything we've seen in a while," said John Heisler, associate athletic director at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame had been trying to change the date for months. Just last month after the spring game, coach Tyrone Willingham said there was no chance the Irish would play a game before the Michigan game. But Heisler said talks about changing the game revived earlier this month.

"The key to this thing is a handful of people feeling that this is something that will work for them," Heisler said. "That's what makes it complicated. It's a different set of circumstances for everyone on that list."

Heisler said he couldn't estimate the odds of Notre Dame being able to make the switch, but said the deal was closer to becoming reality on Thursday than it ever has been.

"It's kind of day-to-day if not hour-to-hour," he said. "It's kind of based on the most recent phone calls that have been made."

Heisler said he doesn't know how long the Irish can wait before giving up on moving up their opening game.

"The complicated part is it's late in the year to be pulling this thing off when there are so many moving parts," he said. "What's so time-consuming is trying to figure out if you can get all the pieces to work and fit."
yeah really Jeff...but they are under huge pressure from NBC to play a game that someone might actually watch once in a while, and the only way that is going to happen is if....they get their ass beat :biggrin:
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As anyone who has ever read my posts on the other site knows, I'm no fan of scUM. However, the idea that scUM felt it necessary to schedule a "warm up" game prior to playing the Fighting Frenchmen is laughable. That is especially true when you have to consider the very real possibility that
Miami of Ohio is BETTER than ND. Hey, maybe scUM is looking for a "Breather" after opening against a tough opponent!
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At 13-1 there was a "very real possibility" that Miami of Ohio was better than OSU last year as well......

Yeah, and they won a BCS bowl too...oh, wait. :roll2:

Oh, oh, I know. They had 14 players drafted into the NFL and...no, wait. Maybe not. :roll2:

That 13-1 was against a major conference schedule...oh, wait. No it wasn't. :roll2:

Your bitterness is understandable, since ND isn't, hasn't been recently, and won't anytime soon be the best team in their own state, but come on -- looking to Miami O. to carry your water? How far have the Irish fans fallen?
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NAHHA NAHH That story doesn't fly remember how Iowa crushed Mich. 2 years ago but OSU squeeeeeked it out. Iowa still was not in your league blah blah!

No bitterness at all! Win or lose I would rather be a ND fan than a OSU fan!!
Even if ND went 0-11!!
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