Chris Marinelli Eats His Phrases as Notre Dame Defeats Stanford

  • Are you viewing? No, I mean, are you truly paying focus? If not, let me spell it out for you: Notre Dame&rsquos quarterback is turning into a superstar.

    Outlined against a vibrant blue October sky, Jimmy Clausen had yet another profession-ideal day. For the second weekend in a row, the sophomore QB passed for three touchdowns, and made a career-very best 29 completions on 40 attempts. Do the math. That&rsquos a 72 percent completion charge, with no interceptions.

    It&rsquos not just the gaudy numbers. If you are certainly paying out focus, the evolution of Clausen is amazing. His stats are eerily equivalent to individuals of Brady Quinn, who owns most of the Irish record guide as quarterback. The big difference is that Clausen is that great earlier in his career. But as I stated, it&rsquos not just the numbers.

    To observe him play not only from last 12 months to this year, but from San Diego State to Stanford is to observe him go from boy to guy. Clausen&rsquos early enrollment and 2007 baptism of fire are reaping enormous dividends, and his command of not only Weis&rsquos difficult New England Patriots playbook, but of the group itself, is increasing.

    Barring one thing unforeseen, Jimmy Clausen must be the major Heisman candidate for 2009.

    Of program, for the Irish faithful, Saturday&rsquos win more than the Cardinal was each gratifying and aggravating.

    The frustration came in the fourth quarter, when a younger Notre Dame group, who is not employed to becoming so far ahead so early in the game, let down and therefore let Jim Harbaugh&rsquos over-assured Stanford crew back in the game. Maturity will (hopefully) help them understand to perform the full 60 minutes.

    But the most gratifying aspect of the game was seeing defensive lineman Pat Kuntz make Stanford proper offensive tackle Chris Marinelli consume a cold plate of his own words. If you&rsquoll don't forget, Marinelli, a 6'7" 297-pound junior, shot his big body fat mouth off about the upcoming game with Notre Dame

    Very first he expounded on playing at Notre Dame.

    &ldquoI detest it, playing up there,&rdquo he explained. &ldquoThe field, excuse my language, the discipline sucks. The stadium sucks. I think the spot sucks.&rdquo

    Then, in correct Stanford style, he just had to go more.

    &ldquoI grew up with a bunch of Irish and Italian Catholic people back home, and all they speak about is Notre Dame this, Notre Dame that. And they&rsquove by no means even been there, you know? So I detest those guys. I dislike that school.&rdquo  

    They should be proud. Right after all, this is the college that had their band permanently banned from the Notre Dame campus when, throughout its pre-game and halftime performances, it parodied the Irish Potato Famine and a band member dressed as a nun performed the band with a crucifix instead of a baton. (The Stanford Athletic Department had reviewed and authorized the band&rsquos planned performances in advance.)

    Marinelli may have gotten away with just currently being a normal Stanford a-hole, but he had to then phone out the Irish defense

    &ldquoKeep blitzing it, hold trying it,&rdquo he confidently stated. &ldquoThey have 1 sack all year in 200 blitzes. We are going to gash the (expletive) out of them, I promise you that.&rdquo

    Pat Kuntz read Marinelli&rsquos remarks at the Friday evening pep rally. On Saturday he sacked Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard twice. By the end of the game Pritchard had been sacked a total of five occasions.

    Chris Marinelli&hellipyou presently issued a lame apology to Notre Dame Now you need to apologize to Tavita Pritchard. Then practice shutting your large excess fat mouth.