Tim Tebow Thinks Notre Dame is “A Little Over Rated”

Since it’s a slow week with Ball State on the schedule and there isn’t a whole lot to really get upset about, here’s a little bit to get everyone’ juices flowing today.  Yesterday Tim Tebow said on ESPN’s First Take that he thinks Notre Dame is “a little over rated”.

Here’s the clip that Tebow was kind enough to post to Twitter with the full text below.

“I’ve got to be honest, last week I was kind of shocked. I expected more from Michigan. I expected more from Shea Patterson. I expected more from their offense. Honestly, I thought it was kind of pathetic. I thought their effort was. All of their recruiting, their talent, and that’s the way you showed up against Notre Dame, who I also think is a little bit overrated?

Okay, so that was all fun and all hearing Tebow call Michigan pathetic, but then he had to throw in that little bit about Notre Dame being overrated.  He could have just given the Irish defense a little credit for a dominant performance, but he didn’t.

Maybe Timmy’s feelings are just hurt because he picked Michigan last week and then Notre Dame showed him how wrong he and all of the other analysts were about Michigan.  Or maybe, Tebow just doesn’t want to admit that maybe the Notre Dame defense is just that good.

Last week Tebow said “When’s the last time you could trust Notre Dame?” before picking Michigan.  To be honest, that is fair.  Until Notre Dame wins a major bowl game or makes it through a season without a Miami 2017 type loss, they will have to fight through that perception.  Last week’s win over Michigan should help to change that narrative, but to completely change it Notre Dame is going to need to win more big games this year – starting with Stanford on September 28.

The lack of respect for Notre Dame and feeding the narrative of Michigan losing more than Notre Dame winning should only help the Irish keep an edge to them over the next few weeks as they face the weakest stretch of their 2018 schedule between now and that showdown with the Cardinal.

The Notre Dame defense didn’t get much respect heading into the season.  No one talked about them as one of the best defenses in the country, but last week showed us that they very well may be.  Much like 2012, the defense and the team in general, is going to have to put together more performances like last week before the national pundits really take notice.

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Notre Dame has a chance today to show they have an elite defense by shutting down Ball State and not letting this one be close.  Nothing they do against Ball State – even if they shut them out – will change the narrative this week, but if Notre Dame wants to be a real playoff contender they need to dominate teams like this and not let them hang around.

 

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103 comments

  1. Shaun Terry 1 year ago

    Tebow’s always hated Notre Dame. Who knows why? Maybe because he and BQ were on the same team for a little bit?

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  2. Michael 1 year ago

    Disturbing. Maybe this game was a letdown after the big win over Micigan. Ball State definitely came to play Saturday afternoon. To many subpar performances year in and year out by Notre Dame and Brian Kelly. After today, feels like this season will end as most have the past 20 plus years, and particularly under Kelly. LACKLUSTER. I yearn for the days when the Irish were a power.

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  3. Ron Burgundy 1 year ago

    Solid performance on the comment boards today gentlemen, well played!

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  4. George 1 year ago

    Annual end-of-season nosedive in week 2. That’s all.

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  5. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

    I’m watching PSU / Pitt now. I know my life will be the same regardless.

    But I’ll continue to mock little Davie for as long as he wants to be mocked and abused. Live your destiny, troll!

    You’re right about one thing, little Davie: I mock you like a champion!

    Too easy!!!

    Bwahahahaha!!!

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  6. david 1 year ago

    Surely Ball State deserves some serious consideration in the polls, giving a Top 10 team such fits at home….maybe they appear at 18 or 20 this week?

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha

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    1. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

      Surely, Nebraska deserves serious consideration in the polls, losing to an unranked team at home…. Maybe the appear at 18 or 20 this week?

      See how easy it is to mock you, fool!

      Bwahahahahaha!

      So much little Davie to smack around; so little time!

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      1. david 1 year ago

        I’m watching Stanford USC now. And my life will probably never be the same again if Stanford doesn’t win.
        Mock like a champion. Live your destiny.

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  7. david 1 year ago

    BCS! BCS! BCS!

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  8. Greg Kelly 1 year ago

    David slew Goliath. I don’t know if he predicted that. We have our Davies and Jeff’s and others out there that had their big chance to predict the Cardinals to win. They of course boldly, cowardly went out of their way to pick the Wolverines to win. They are into moral victories. I thought getting close only counted in horse shoes.

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    1. david 1 year ago

      Barkeep…this one’s had enough, but he’s Irish and thinks drunk and stupid is charming.

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  9. Nd 25 1 year ago

    I suppose that playing a game against Michigan and winning that type of game against the supposed best defense in the country don’t count. All teams have a week were they are best up a little with that type of game. These kids have one heck of a school schedule and go out every week and do well. Fact is they won may have took them a little litely but every one expects notre dame to win every game and the ones not ranked 100 to nothing. 2-0 moving on

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  10. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

    “Go Huskers!”

    Oops, little Davie, I guess that reveals how much you actually know about college football.

    Who’s the masochist, now, troll boy?!

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    1. david 1 year ago

      A great, great game. Why I watch college football.

      And you?

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      1. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

        To “Cheer, cheer for Ol’ Notre Dame,” win or lose!

        Why do you pretend to watch college football in general and/or ND football in particular, little troll?!

        You clearly have no actual knowledge of this game.

        But you come back now, ya hear, little man! B _ _ _ h slapping you, little slappy, never gets old!

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  11. George 1 year ago

    I really appreciate Tebow being so complimentary of Notre Dame. That is very tough to find these days

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  12. Storespook 1 year ago

    This should have been a game where ND put this team away, fast and early. It did not happen and in fact, ND did a lot to let this team stay around that had no business staying around. To be considered an “upper echelon “ team, these are the games where you have to take care of business and ND did not. Any spin can be applied as to why this happened, but, the fact is ND beat a Ball St. team by only 8 points and had to work hard at doing that. This doesn’t inspire confidence for a fan of the Irish.

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    1. Spiceyirish 1 year ago

      I think the pollsters will rightly drop Notre Dame out of the top 10 after this game. Anyone talking about being in the national playoffs for this season may need to get their heads checked.

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      1. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

        Agreed, “Spicey.” Look at what the other top 10 teams did today. ND isn’t in the same galaxy as Bama, Ohio St., Clemson, UGa.

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  13. Greg Kelly 1 year ago

    Hey Davie, how they doin in Lincoln.

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    1. david 1 year ago

      Heeluva game. How was your day?

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      1. SteelFanRob 1 year ago

        Not too bad, little man.

        At least ND won.

        How did the Huskers do?!

        BCS, BCS, BCS for Nebraska!

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