Oklahoma & Notre Dame: Another "Flop Of The Century"

Apr. 21, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Andrew Hendrix (12) prepares to hand off the ball in the first quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

In one of the more highly anticipated non-conference games of the season, the Oklahoma Sooners will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Norman, OK. These are two of the most storied programs in NCAA Football history. However, don't discount the story that has taken place between these two teams. Will these two live up to the hype or set up for another flop?

I for one think this could be a big let down for those tuning in to watch the game. Do not expect it to be on the same scale as "The Flop Game Of The Century" was in 2011 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers in terms of letdowns though. In my opinion, this is setting up well for Oklahoma to slaughter the Irish in front of a home a home crowd.

A quick look at Notre Dame reveals lackadaisical quarterback play as Tommy Rees lacked mobility while continuously failing to take care of the ball. While he has experience in the starting role for the Irish, his career was put in jeopardy with a spring arrest. Now, the door has been flung wide open on the quarterback battle for players like Andrew Hendrix or Everett Golson. A starter has yet to be announced which could be detrimental to this team.

The bigger problem the Irish will face is getting pressure on Landry Jones. It has been noted that 4 of 5 starters on OU's offensive line are returning and have been successful at keeping Jones upright. While ND has a talented from seven, Landry should have plenty of time to work through his progression and checkdown if needed. But, Notre Dame will be tossing two cornerbacks with no experience to the lions this fall putting all the more pressure on the defensive ends to get to Jones early and often.

The Big XII has become known as a pass first league and the Sooners will certainly try to exploit the inexperience by using Kenny Stills coupled with the talented yet unproven Trey Metoyer. Landry has all the tools to tear apart this Notre Dame defense bit by bit assuming he plays like we all know that he can. If the passing game hits on all cylinders like expected, the running game will open up leading to a slaughter in Norman.

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