Notre Dame AD believes Irish were better than Clemson in 'some areas'


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Notre Dame AD believes Irish were better than Clemson in 'some areas'

Clemson rolled Notre Dame 30-3 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl back in January on their march to win their second National Championship in three years.

Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the very convincing victory. On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers were up 23-3 at halftime and controlled the game not allowing a single touchdown in the contest.

However, it appears that one man didn't watch the same game as most of the country.

Notre Dame Jack Swarbrick told the Athletic recently that he thought the teams were pretty equal even stating that the Irish were better in some areas.

"I came off the field against Alabama thinking, ‘We’ve got a lot of work to do here.’ I didn’t feel that way at all in this game," he said. "Clemson is an exceptional team. They are very good. And they played that way. But I didn’t see a significant talent differential. I didn’t see a program differential in terms of strength and conditioning, or preparedness. I thought we had units on the field that were the better of the two in some positions, some areas."

This is a delusional take and Notre Dame fans need to know that they have a ways to go yet. Don't listen to your AD on this one. Nobody in America thought those two teams were close to the same after watching the blowout. The Irish were a nice team but not comparable to the elite talent level of the National Champions.

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spacer What a sour joke!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Re: What a sour joke!
Bob Rodes
spacer Every one knew!
Aikitiger
spacer Re: Every one knew!
CUTigerFanInKy
spacer Except the scoreboard!***
AppTiger02
spacer They aced us at....
ClemBert
spacer ND was better than us...in Basketball
gat1ger
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spacer The Bama comment was
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Bob Rodes
spacer You do know that you have to score to be elite competition right?
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spacer I'm sick of Georgia, Bama and the whole SEC's Excuses, Complaining & Crying
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Tigers_Panthers
spacer If anything, ND was more a challenge than Bama***
ClemBert
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3Tigerssofar
spacer There seems to be a pattern of self-soothing
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Bob Rodes
spacer I think the best take-away from the game result is...
ClemBert
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AFDAWG
spacer let’s be honest, their D was decent but
tejadatiger
spacer Re: let’s be honest, their D was decent but
Bob Rodes
spacer Their offense stunk. It was one of the worst bowl losses in Irish history for a reason.
CootSmackdown16®
spacer Re: Their offense stunk. It was one of the worst bowl losses in Irish history for a reason.
Bob Rodes
spacer Re: Their offense stunk. It was one of the worst bowl losses in Irish history for a reason.
Ucel74
spacer Re: Their offense stunk. It was one of the worst bowl losses in Irish history for a reason.
Bob Rodes
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ancientorange
spacer Your offense was 42nd in the nation last year.
CootSmackdown16®
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Bob Rodes
spacer Your AD said areas. When talking football the word “areas”
CootSmackdown16®
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Watcher®
spacer They did block an extra point. But we never got the
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spacer Better at roughing the passer.........***
Lakedude®
spacer The only area that matters is the scoreboard and in that
rhettm
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Bob Rodes
spacer they totally outclassed us in the category of
NoIntroduction®
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ddclemson
spacer The AD is right, you know. They blocked the extra point, no
CUintulsa®
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ddclemson
spacer Now I DID see some better warming up from ND
Ucel74
spacer Is Pot legal at Notre Dame? Is this not what we heard from
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spacer Yes They Were Much Better at LOSING
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spacer Re: they were relevant for many years and a have a legacy
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spacer The AD...? Dude's trippin'...***
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spacer Got into a conversation with some JA Notre Dame fan after
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spacer I hear ND's sideline jock strap freshening squad was better
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spacer Jake Bentley? Is that you?***
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spacer I agree with the A Rash AD - they are better than us in the
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spacer They also have better snow accumulation***
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spacer Dumasabrick should call into Finebum and...
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spacer It is amazing what people can say well after an event has
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spacer They were a lot better in a few areas, such as
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spacer Clearly he is fund raising and talking to the base or he
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spacer That guy with the mullet had good hair though
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spacer The ND AD was correct...
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spacer WHO?????***
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spacer This happened
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spacer Most sensitive National Champion fan base in the country
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spacer Their AD needs to spin that game as best he can as
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spacer Sigh...were they tired too?***
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spacer Better at kickoff returns
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spacer well we all know now what the problem is
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spacer Irish killed us in punting
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