Backup USC Quarterback Guarantees Win Over Notre Dame

November 21, 2012 at 7:11a    by Jason Priestas    
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hail2victors9's picture

What is the kid supposed to say?  I'm going to try my hardest and we will lose this ballgame?  He didn't say he guaranteed victory.  Read the transcript.  Almost entirely out of context.  It's just sad that I can't root for USC to destroy the Irish because of the increased possibility of another All-Sec championship game.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
~Bo Schembechler

Alhan's picture

Ah, but you CAN root for USC to win.  You just have to root for 'Bama and Georgia to lose as well!  And, be honest, is that really a difficult thing to do?
Edit: Throw Florida and Oregon in the lose column as well and you got yourself quite the tasty cocktail of tears!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

BoFuquel's picture

He may have a leg to stand on .The vestment of ND are on the cover of S.I. this week,I know that gives me hope.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

MediBuck's picture

I'm rooting (with bitter tears in my eyes) for a USC win. As much as I hate the SEC (and Notre Dame for that matter), this would bring us one step closer to an OSU AP National Championship nod.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

onetwentyeight's picture

Hey don't knock the kid. We need as many losses from the teams on top of us as possible for THIS scenario to play out: 
 
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/43296/your-semi-ign...
 
Even if a 1 loss SEC team wins the title you KNOW the AP voters will put them above us (because F*ck those guys). The ONLY way to ENSURE we get the AP Title is for this scenario to occur. Only 2 loss teams left except for one, lone undefeated OHIO STATE team. If THAT happens, no amount of SEC BIAS or MEDIA SPIN or all that BS will be able to prevent us from at least splitting the AP title. 

Scott K's picture

Nice scenario, EXCEPT the author of that article gets ZERO cred as far as I'm concerned for one simple, yet incredibly important oversight:
"This is the week for Florida–Florida State, Georgia Tech–Georgia, South Carolina–Clemson, and more."
THE GAME is "and more?"  Your article is about tOSU possibly winning a sMNC and you don't list the greatest rivalry game in college sports?
Twat.
Let our hate for that team up north floweth over...

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

Michael's picture

You're kidding, right?
He has The Game as the top game of the week. It's not like he included every big rivalry game in that sentence (the Iron Bowl isn't in there either) and purposely left out Ohio State-Michigan.

Buckeyejason's picture

Once again the media taking athletes words out of context..as Hail said he didn't guarantee a victory..of coarse those bloodsuckers need to stir up a story.
With that said I think the kid will be in for a long day..ND's defense is legit and if they can  stop Landry Jones they can def shut down this freshman. I'm hoping for a beat down for the University of Spoiled Children.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Scott K's picture

Unfortunately, Satan will prevail and you will have a beat down of ND in the BCS MNCG....thus foreshadowing the apocolypse.....or is that on December 21?  
December 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM 
Beef 'O' Brady's St Petersburg Bowl
Big East Conference vs. Conference USA Friday 
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida
Even Satan doesn't have such a cruel sense of humor as this, does he?

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

MediBuck's picture

Landry Jones is one of the most overrated Big XII QB I've seen in years (which I've unfortunately had to watch a lot of as one of my best friends is from OU and an OU grad... sigh) and he has consistently struggled to perform in big games and in tight situations. I'll give him the five losses his freshman year as being thrown to the wolves, but in 2010, he looked lost against a mediocre Mizzou and unranked A&M team (his only BCS appearance and win over a UConn team that had absolutely no business sniffing the Fiesta Bowl), 2011 marked facepalms against Texas Tech, Baylor, and a blowout by OkSt in the Bedlam Bowl, while this season, he bumbled away a shot at K State and ND. Note that every one of these seasons, Oklahoma started the season ranked in the Top 5 (twice Top 3) and ended in the double digits. It is not hard to stop the Sooner run game, and Jones' numerical success is almost exclusively due to his playing in an offensive system where he throws timed routes off three step drops. He has elite linemen, recievers, and tight ends, while the Stoops brothers' defenses have always been solid. There is only one conclusion...

But I digress. None of Notre Dame's wins this season are impressive.
- 20-17 v. Purdue (5-6)
- 20-3 v. Sparty (5-6)
- 13-6 v. scUM (8-3)
- 20-13 v. Stanford (based on OT twice missed calls by the refs noted by Mike Perriera of FSN to be the most egregious officiating he has seen all season. Also note, Stanford QB Josh Nunes, whose lame duck throwaways bring back PTSD memories of Joe Bauserman was under center at that time)
- 17-14 v. BYU (6-5 with loss against San Jose State)
- 29-26 v. Pitt (4-5, needing the Pitt kicker to miss a 30-yard chip shot)

I hate to bring this memory up, but the last time I saw a USC freshman QB get his first major start against a Top 5 midwestern team, I was left in tears as my brain struggled to process Matt Barkley's unbelieveable game-winning drive in Columbus. Anything's possible.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Buckeyejason's picture

^ Great try..but fail.

BUCKEYES BABY!