Rodrigo Blankenship remained perfect on the season with 3 field goals the last of which kept Notre Dame from kicking a field goal to force overtime. By contrast Brian Kelly had to waste 2 time-outs both halves because crowd noise ran the play clock out. It seemed they called the timeouts AFTER the clock expired each time but the ACC officials didn’t throw the flag for odd reasons. It was a senior-laden Notre Dame squad whose high-octane offensive firepower was affected by our crowd and which we bottled-up when they were trying to run leaving Brian Kelly to only a one dimensional pass offense which we stuffed with multiple interceptions. Advantage Kirby.
Don’t let the ACC Officials back in Athens again ever.
Everything went Notre Dame’s way. In some respects Notre Dame IS in the ACC really. Notre Dame mauled our players all night long. They also obviously did not have good conditioning. As for the bullshit non-pass interferences and bullshit non-penalties for letting the play clock expire and multiple non-delay of game non-calls to stop our offensive momentum absolutely God Damn Cheating – well only in the ACC could ANY of that be allowed. Pass after pass Notre Dame simply mauled our receivers down field with their back to the play not playing the ball but the man all night long by design. All night long the ACC referees did NOT call Notre Dame for mauling our receiver. It was so much bullshit that we kept booing the non-calls and we were all over the refs. Not only Georgia but Brian Kelly too was miffed by the refs’ calls. The ACC refs missed play after play. The refs thought the crowd was here to watch the refs. They stopped the play and dragged-out the game for nearly 4 hours of crappy bad calls for both sides. Did it affect the game when both sides were arguing every call all night long ? It seemed everything went Notre Dame’s way and still they could not beat The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs. Those refs should NEVER have been hired to do this game with Notre Dame a tacit ACC team.
The esoteric penalty and non-penalty calls were called so willy-nilly all night that no one understood why calls were not made. The refs were standing there letting Notre Dame maul our guys and letting the play clock expire and tackle our receivers before the pass arrived and purposely delay the game.
It made no sense to both coaches and to the crowd as we let them know as did Brian Kelly and Kirby. It was awful.
It was like being at a NBA game where the refs whistled every few seconds dragging the game out and seemingly make it appear that everyone came to see the refs and not to see the 2 powerhouse football teams # 3 and # 7.
Good job Notre Dame and congratulations on losing 11 games in a row to top 10 teams Notre Dame. You are just a bunch of God Damn CHEATING pussies. I studied your one win over a top 10 team in 2012 against Oklahoma and I have to say Oklahoma LOST 3 GAMES 2012 and in no fashion was any God Damn top 10 team.
But no mistake Notre Dame came to play this night with the help of the ACC refs.
There I said it.
Bunch of God Damn Cheaters and whiners feigning injury. In soccer that is a yellow card and could be a red card.
I am throwing a RED CARD on Notre Dame. Their entire defense is not allowed to play a single down in the next game. Cheaters.
ACC Officials. Here stick this up your God Damn assholes you buttholes. Go back to the ACC where there is only 1 team anyway. I see the ACC took it on the chin across the board again today such as Appalachian State beating North Carolina and – INCLUDING THE ACC TAKING IT ON THE CHIN IN ATHENS GEORGIA.
Stick it ACC Officials. We did NOT come to the game to watch you.
Watch you screw up the calls.
How in the living hell can you allow them to stop the clock and not penalize them for that bullshit ACC officials ?
Tell me that ?
That is DISGRACEFUL in a game of this magnitude. Supposedly # 7 against # 3 UGA Georgia Bulldogs. There is a good case that LSU and Georgia are # 1 and # 2 and should play in the play-offs at this point.
Kirby improves to 6-3 vs top 10 teams in his career. Kirby avenged his loss to # 10 Auburn by beating # 4 Auburn and Kirby had the lead against # 1 and # 2 Alabama. Tonight he came from behind and Kirby has beat # 2 Oklahoma and # 9 Kentucky and # 9 Florida and Kirby even beat # 8 Auburn Kirby’s inaugural season. # 7 Notre Dame. Before the game pundits wondered aloud what if Notre Dame wins tonight ? After the game Notre Dame did not really lose. Yeah they did. Notre Dame had everything go their way and still Kirby beat Notre Dame again to catapult Kirby to the national press calling Kirby ELITE.
Yeah we are Elite. Notre Dame is a senior-laden team this season and Kirby beat them too. Again. Bring on Florida Auburn and either LSU or Alabama. Kirby will have us playing even better against those 3.
Notre Dame ?
That game is over. I said we would win. We did. I do not bet on games. I watch them. This night we had a come-from-behind win over # 7 Notre Dame and I thought Dooley Field never looked better.
How is a loss a win ?
How is a win a loss ?
We are # 3 and there is NOTHING anyone can do about that other than Florida Auburn and then either LSU or Alabama by which time we will be better.
Notre Dame did not win.
The Mighty UGA Georgia Bulldogs of Kirby won a signature win over # 7 Notre Dame making us ELITE while leaving questions if Notre Dame is elite or not.
If someone says we did not win the game by enough points for them ask them if Kirby is ELITE ?
Well is he ?
Sure he is. 5-3 as our head coach against top 10 teams and the 3 losses while excruciating are certainly ones we have plenty to talk about each of the 3. That makes Kirby ELITE because otherwise Kirby has 5 wins over top 10 teams to jump start his career as head coach. 23-17 Kirby over # 7 Notre Dame. Excuse me that is wonderful. Again.
Was Kirby ELITE before this win tonight ? We certainly were in the discussion with Ohio State and LSU and Alabama and Oklahoma and Clemson.
We’re not over the hump.
We are ELITE.
I love where we are.
The pundits hate where we are.
Kirby is ELITE and there is not a God Damn thing they can do about that after ANOTHER SIGNATURE WIN by Kirby 6 of them now in his first 4 seasons as head coach against top 10 teams.
# 8 Auburn 2016
# 4 Auburn 2017
# 2 Oklahoma 2017
# 9 Kentucky 2018
# 9 Florida 2018
# 7 Notre Dame 2019
Mark Richt wasn’t doing that. I am the first to tell you that we have work to do but I love where we are with Kirby. Thank you Kirby.
All of the non-pass interferences and bullshit non-penalties for letting the play clock expire and multiple non-delay of game non-calls to stop our offensive momentum absolutely God Damn Cheating – well only in the ACC could ANY of that be allowed and Notre Dame could not win anyway ?
Cry me a river that you had everything go Notre Dame’s way and still Notre Dame could not win. So now afterwards Notre Dame somehow did win. Bullshit.
Auburn bragged about what they were going to do to us in 2016 and what they did do to us in 2017. Remember ? Oklahoma bragged about what they were going to do to us in 2017. Florida bragged about their 2018 team compared to Kirby. And now we hear bragging about what Notre Dame did to us. Excuse me you 5 lost. I am not confused about that. They are. Their players and coaches did NOT look happy after these games.