Notre Dame will play at C-F in 2016

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As part of its partial membership in the ACC, Notre Dame will begin playing full ACC members in 2014. The Irish released its 2014-16 schedules today and so we now know they will play at Carter-Finley October 8, 2016 (link).

This will be the first ever regular season meeting with Notre Dame. The only other meeting with the Irish was the 2003 Gator Bowl, when The Great Philip Rivers and Thunder Dan embarrassed every Irish player who dared challenge them.

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Fastback68 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    Fastback68
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    If T A had caught Rivers’ shovel pass it would have been 35 – 6.

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    burnbarn
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    AT the time I didn’t feel that was the zenith of Amato but sadly it was.

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    Fastback68
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    You are dead on burn barn, I thought the same thing at the time. I think if you rearrange Amato’s season results , he would have been around to coach 2 or 3 more years. If the last two years had been his first, close games but still 3-9, then rivers and Russell would have made a much longer stretch for him. Of course the crazy penalty totals and lack of recruits across all positions would have curbed higher levels of success. Timing is everything.

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    Fastback68
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    You are dead on burn barn, I thought the same thing at the time. I think if you rearrange Amato’s season results , he would have been around to coach 2 or 3 more years. If the last two years had been his first, close games but still 3-9, then rivers and Russell would have made a much longer stretch for him. Of course the crazy penalty totals and lack of recruits across all positions would have curbed higher levels of success. Timing is everything.

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    BJD95
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    Learning how to deal with success is every bit as important as learning how to deal with failure. Amato took this zenith to mean “it’s all about MEEEEEE!”…and the program cratered soon thereafter.

    Damn, that Gator Bowl was fun, though. Last bowl game I’ve attended in person, likely the last I will attend (as I get old and more insane/reclusive).

    #34288

    Greywolf
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    I suggested to my wife that we spend 2002 New Years Eve in Savannah. We’d stay at the Weston on the river, have a nice dinner and celebrate the way people in their 60′s should — quietly and peacefully. She agreed that a short drive to Jacksonville for lunch would be a nice diversion. She was so pleased that I suggested this romantic trip that she didn’t object to taking in a football game in the afternoon on New Years Day.

    What I liked most about the game was hearing Thunder Dan tell how his eyes got real big when he say that ND QB exposed down near the goal line.

    My only regret was not being able to get one of those ND T-shirts with the BS about being on the road back to glory. Those arrogant bastards thought they were going to bury us.

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    BJD95
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    Twas Thunder Dan who pretty much killed their QB on a 4th and goal, right? That was a glorious, soul-crushing hit.

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    blpack
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    That was one awesome game. Rivers running the Pack all over them. The sun peaking through the clouds and shining off their gold helmets. Ringing in the new year. third string DBs getting to play near the end of the game. Glorious FL afternoon.

    #34291

    RedReid
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    It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years. I have probably shelled out thousands watching PACK football including the Atlanta trip for the Tennessee game, that horrible trip to Maryland when we had a chance to lock the Atlantic, along with many a season ticket. The Champs Bowl win vs West Virginia was great, but I agree that I thought the program was turning a big corner on that New Year’s day in 2003. We have not been to a Peach or a Gator Bowl since. Disappointing. I don’t expect to compete on the level that FSU and Clemson do on a yearly basis. But having some solid 9-3, 10-2 finishes is possible and we have not been able to accomplish that.

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