I’m not going to sit here and lament the refs for blowing two calls on Notre Dame’s first possession that changed the pace of the game.
I’m not going to sit here and lament how a team that finished it’s season on November 24th has to wait until January 7th to play it’s final game.
I’m not going to sit here and lament how AJ McCarron is going to be a fantastic backup one day in the NFL.
No, I’m just going to sit here and say what I’ve been saying all year: Everett Golson is a horrible quarterback. Not a bad one. Not OK. Horrible. At no time last night was there ever a moment where I said to myself, “It’s OK, Golson will figure out a way to get downfield.” Yes, he was able to lead his team almost every week and sure they went undefeated. Did we have an easy schedule? Everett Golson was our quarterback all year, and we had yet to lose a game. So yeah, we had an easy schedule.
I’m not saying Everett Golson throws like a girl. Women worked too hard in the 60’s/70’s to be compared to a football player who at best, is a poor running back. I’m not going to say Everett Golson throws like a retard because I don’t think any disabled person in their right mind (… wait for it) would throw a 40 yard pass ON FOURTH AND 5. Not going to say he throws like a blind person because even a blind person can recognize the blitz (… wait for it.) Nope, Everett Golson throws like Everett Golson. Which is the new low.
Brian Kelly, for all you’ve done for us, you needed to get your head out of your ass. I know first hand that having Irish blood doesn’t exactly make it easy to say “Whoops, my bad.” But after the third series you should of recognized that if you were going to match Alabama’s offense there was only one way to do it: Tommy Rees. Rees should have been in this game at halftime, and some would argue he should have been in a lot sooner. The Kelly/Golson supporters will cry, “He was just showing faith in his quarterback!” or, “He’s still only a red shirted freshman.” I understand those things but when your defense worked hard for you all year, the least you could do is throw in a quarterback who can actually be accurate on a forty yard pass play. If anything Tommy Rees would have given the Notre Dame offense some life (like he did against Purdue) and maybe would have been a rallying point for the defense. Instead, we were treated to Golson burying his head in his hands after throwing the ball away a 3rd consecutive time.
But back to Purdue, you guys remember that game right? Oh here’s a reminder.
Tommy Rees spent most of Saturday watching Notre Dame struggle with Purdue. Then he rescued the 22nd-ranked Irish.
Returning from a one-game suspension as a second stringer, the former starting quarterback got one chance and produced a last-minute drive that led to a 20-17 victory over the Boilermakers. (via ESPN)
You can read the rest of the article, but the point of it is this: With time winding down Kelly needed a score and he needed it fast. Enter the gunslinger.
Would Tommy Rees have won us the National Championship? I don’t know. Maybe, maybe not. Probably not. But he would have at least given us a fighting chance.
But hey, Alabama, nice job and congratulations. Nick Saban, sick flow, you sly fox.