24. September 2012 · Comments Off on Dr. Sap’s Decals | Notre Dame · Categories: 2012 · Tags: , ,

Ed.  Dr. Sap is back with his decals for week 4.   I added the Editor’s pick and Fan award again this week.  Here are the picks from Week 1 and Week 2 and Week 3.

clip_image002[1]Back when Bo was coaching the Michigan Football team, he awarded decals for individual as well as TEAM accomplishments.   He also selected Champions each week.

Not only were the obvious categories (offense, defense, special teams) selected, but Bo also made it a point to recognize the not so obvious ones – Scout Team Champions and Team Hustlers – each week.  


JEREMY GALLON – While he only had three receptions for 33 yards, he seemed to always be there when Michigan needed a first down. Gallon is starting to emerge as Denard’s possession receiver.


JORDAN KOVACS – Kovacs played another solid game, notching 5 solo tackles, 7 in total to lead the team in both categories as well as 1 tackle for loss. I wish this guy wasn’t a senior – I’d love to have him around for three more years.


MATT WILE – Boomed all three of his kickoffs with such efficiency that ND did not have the opportunity to return any of them – they all went for touchbacks. I’m sure Bo would have liked to have had Wile back in 1989– his kicks would have grounded Rocket Ismail, for sure.


DEVIN GARDNER – DG took some big shots during the game. Whether he was catching the ball, going up to try and make a catch, or crashing into the NBC-TV Stage, Gardner was going ALL OUT to make plays. For a guy who wasn’t thrilled about all the contact he gets playing WR, he’s taking his fair share and not letting it bother him.


WHITE SOCKS – Nice to see the white socks on the road again – they just look “it” with the white jerseys, especially pulled all the way up to the knees – CLASSIC!

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MAIZE LACES – A few of the players, like Elliott Mealer and Desmond Morgan, wore yellow laces on their cleats.  I don’t think you have to be Billy Taylor to realize how cool they looked!


JAKE RYAN -  From my vantage point #47 was an absolute monster and if rocking flowing locks counts for anything, he was an absolute magician.


TO ANY MICHIGAN FAN.. who visited South Bend and had to sit in the end zone near the tunnel within the vicinity of those ridiculous Maiden speakers blasting out the sound of the Irish band:
  • Where’s The Party? (Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6)
  • Denard Postgame
  • Recent Historical Analysis – Notre Dame-Michigan
  • Happy Birthday to Shoelace !