The IBG questions for USC week are brought forth by none other than OC Domer. OC is by far the most qualified Irish Blogger to talk Trojans as he has to live in the midst of them every day.
1. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game (as of this writing) has the high temperature in the mid 40’s with some chance of rain (or snow?). What weather would give Notre Dame the best chance to beat USC? Why?
I think cold and/or wet weather would give the Irish a bit of an edge and also make the game extra cool to watch. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’d probably just prefer cold and dry. The precipitation makes the ball and the field slick for both teams.
nday. I really think that after Florida, Texas, Alabama, Virginia Tech and USC just about every other team in the Top 25 would give any other team ranked 6-25 a run for their money. Just pick any two at random and you probably have a close game. As for the Irish I could use that rationale and pick apart other teams schedules etc. to argue that Notre Dame should be ranked higher but at the end of the day it is what it is. The preseason rankings have everything to do with where they currently sit and those have everything to do with last season coupled with preseason hype. You could also throw in the fact that one more completion or one more stop at the Big House would have the Irish sitting on the cusp of the Top 10 right now. So yeah, they are probably underrated but if they pull the upset on Saturday that will no longer be a factor. The polls are all about taking care of business if you start on the outside looking in. This team is staring at an opportunity to take a giant leap back in the right direction with a win on Saturday.