We were pretty packed on the blog yesterday, so we're bringing you Monday's chat wrap today. Here's a little preview for everyone who missed the chat because they were singing Christmas carols in the office:
Obvious question,can ND hang with that Bama run game?
Edward Aschoff (12:12 PM)
Notre Dame does own a very good defensive line and allowed teams to average just 92 yards on the ground a game. Now, was Notre Dame facing the rushing attacks it will in January? Absolutely not. Lacy and Yeldon will be the toughest one-two punch the Irish face all year and it's going to be even tough with that amazing offensive line wearing guys down up front. Notre Dame has the talent, but I just don't know if it will have the endurance.
With Ole Miss now in a bowl game, how will this affect Freeze's first class of his own players? His teams historically have made the most improvement from Year 1 to 2. Do you think he wins some blue chip players like all the hype is leading to?
Edward Aschoff (12:13 PM)
Winning always helps recruiting. He did a great job in his first year and he has a lot of momentum in the state with the win over Mississippi State. He's really done a good job recruiting the state of Mississippi, which should always be his priority. I think a bowl win will only help his momentum.
How big is it for Kentucky to be the first SEC job off the board?
Edward Aschoff (12:15 PM)
I don't know if it's really "big," but if Stoops was the guy Mitch Barnhart wanted from the start then having him obviously is a win for Kentucky. Now, it certainly helps with recruiting because guys know who will be there next year. That's a plus. I don't know if Kentucky was necessarily really competing with the other SEC schools when it came to finding a coach
jeff (asheville, nc)
It was a great SEC CG. Will the Bama player (can't remember his name)who hit Murray helmet to helmet about 3 seconds late get suspended for the NCG??
Edward Aschoff (12:17 PM)
It was a play that warranted a flag, but I really don't know if he will be suspended. I mean if you are going to throw the flag for Ogletree's hit on McCarron you have to on Dial as well. Murray was as defenseless as ever and for all the people saying he turned and saw it coming ... .09 seconds doesn't count. It was Quinton Dial by the way.
Marilyn (San Antonio, TX)
A&M has yet to win a game at Cowboys Stadium. Can they break "the Curse of JerryWorld"?
Edward Aschoff (12:18 PM)
Oklahoma can give up points and the Aggies know how to score. This one might be the most entertaining bowl game. Those scoreboard lights better be working right. But hey the Aggie's defense has a lot of bend to it too, so get ready.
admit it Ed; Mark richt would have been fired already if he were at Fla, Ala, or LSU. Thats right keep ignoring me.
Edward Aschoff (12:21 PM)
No one is ignoring you. I'm getting a ton of questions at once. Breathe. I found you. I don't think Richt would be fired at any of those schools. Why would he? Back-to-back SEC championship appearances? One losing season? I know coaches at high-profile programs are measured by championships but come on. Richt has done an excellent job at Georgia and there are plenty of SEC schools that would love to have him.