#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Stanford

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Twitter can be a fun (or depressing) and brutally honest (or unreasonable) place during Notre Dame football games. That's why we open up this space for the #NDInsider Twitter Chatter after games.

During the game, readers are encouraged to send their thoughts and observations with the #NDInsider hashtag to be considered for our postgame fan recap. They joined us with their 140-character takes during the game.

Notre Dame entered the game looking for its first win at Stanford since 2007. By the end of the night, the Irish would leave with a familiar feeling.

get past Stanford and it is ND vs Bama in a 5-6 matchup #NDInsider

— The Sears (@JSears68) November 26, 2017

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— ND Club of Miami (@NDMiami) November 26, 2017

Neither offense found much traction to start the game. Stanford punted three times, Notre Dame punted twice and then the Irish struck first. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush hit wide receiver Kevin Stepherson for an 83-yard touchdown.

That score seemed to ignite Stanford's offense too. The Cardinal responded with a 29-yard touchdown pass from K.J. Costello to Trent Irwin to cap a five-play, 72-yard drive. The first quarter ended in a 7-7 tie.

NDs insistence on running the ball up the middle is dumbfounding. #NDInsider#GoIrish#NDvsSTAN#BeatTree

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) November 26, 2017

Adams still running tentative compared to start of the season. #NDInsider

— Mick Rauch (@mrauch3389) November 26, 2017

YAS!! Huge touchdown to put ND in the lead to get us started. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) November 26, 2017

Te’Von Coney’s tackling, all season long, has been as good as it gets. #NDInsider

— Donald (@Fresno_Domer) November 26, 2017

Stanford took a 14-7 lead with a four-yard touchdown pass from Costello to JJ Arcega-Whiteside early in the second quarter. Notre Dame couldn't find the end zone, but Justin Yoon kicked a 38-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 14-10.

Run game currently reminds me of the first time I drove a stick shift, constantly stalling. #HotTake#NDInsider

— IrishGambler (@IrishGambler) November 26, 2017

About to be 21-7 #NDInsider

— Joshua Williams (@oshw1372) November 26, 2017

Maybe Coach Long can dial up a quick kick on first down next series. Spare us from having to see three runs up the gut for two yards. #NDInsider#NDvsSTAN#BeatTree

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) November 26, 2017

my team just doesn't have that spark...I feel like we don't have the same excitement as we had at the beginning of the year...something has to shake #ndinsider#NDvsSTAN

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) November 26, 2017

Adams doesn’t look right. Why can’t BK and Long see what everyone else can see? #ndinsider

— Joe Dunn (@joedunndc) November 26, 2017

With Notre Dame trailing 14-10 at halftime, Irish fans weighed in on second-half adjustments. Notre Dame outgained Stanford in the first half: 198-170.

More dex #NDInsider

— NatureBoy4Life (@WooooRicFlair) November 26, 2017

Either bench Wimbush or bench the O Coordinator. It seems that the offense has never recovered from the Miami game! #NDInsider

— Jim Bean (@Beaner5953) November 26, 2017

Our offense is lost! Get Wimbush running more. #ndinsider

— Brian Pennacchio (@brianp05) November 26, 2017

How about just turning Wimbush loose and letting him throw the ball downfield. Can't let the Miami game continue to dictate future throws. #NDInsider

— Pat Lavey (@PLavey25) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider#DexandTony

— Dustin Cornelius (@d9cornel) November 26, 2017

Wimbush isn’t a lost cause people. Problem is you can’t fix his issues mid season. The intangibles are all there. Just fix the sloppy mechanics and what’s in his head. #GoIrish#NDInsider#onward

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) November 26, 2017

This play-calling is completely uninspired. As a team, where’s the passion? The fire? ND has been a lost program since halftime vs. Wake Forest! #NDInsider

— Patrick N Florida (@PatrickNFlorid1) November 26, 2017

@TJamesNDI why does this feel like 2016 more than the 2017 thru the first 8.5 games?? #NDInsider

— DOC (@DOCarroll1) November 26, 2017

Wimbush needs to complete some more passes circa the 85 yarder we saw earlier tonight. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) November 26, 2017

Our Oline has been soft since WF second half. Stanford has no respect for our passing game, so, loading the box and we cannot take advantage. Regardless, we still should be able to run the ball, but cannot. #NDInsider

— Ryan Smith (@SmittyNDIrish_1) November 26, 2017

Everyone can see it from home - Adams is not healthy and Dex has that extra gear. Let Dex run. Wimbush is throwing as well as he has in any game this year. We need a running game. #NDInsider

— Tom Parnell (@TomParnell) November 26, 2017

They have to want it #NDInsider. Haven’t had any urgency up front and BW has to learn to own the QB1 role...neither have happened since they left Hard Rock

— Steve Warden (@sewarden77) November 26, 2017

Dexter Williams. Ian Book. #NDInsider

— Chris Scheiber (@scheib43) November 26, 2017

open it up #ndinsider

— Ed Coghlan (@EdCoghlan) November 26, 2017

More Qb runs and for the love of all that is good, run Dex!!! #NDInsider

— Chase Bigham (@chasebigham) November 26, 2017

Only 1 half of 2017 football left. Even mediocre football is better than no football. #NDInsider

— Jeff (@DubbDubbs) November 26, 2017

On the first play of the second half, the Irish found a needed spark with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Wimbush to Equanimeous St. Brown.

Wish - GRANTED! Wimbush throws a 75-yard TD on the first play of the second half?? I accept. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) November 26, 2017

St Brown is St gone! #NDInsider

— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) November 26, 2017

Holy crap! EQ to the house!!!! #NDInsider#NDvsSTAN#BeatTree

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) November 26, 2017

Notre Dame and Stanford traded field goals later in the third quarter. Despite some rocky moments, the Irish held a 20-17 lead heading into the fourth quarter on the road.

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— Chris Scheiber (@scheib43) November 26, 2017

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— TxDomer (@Txdomer97) November 26, 2017

Not good, the defense and the offensive play calling inspire zero confidence #NDInsider

— Dave Petroziello (@dpetr12676) November 26, 2017

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— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) November 26, 2017

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— Donald (@Fresno_Domer) November 26, 2017

Play calling on 3rd down.#DillyDilly#NDInsider#NDvsStanfordpic.twitter.com/mj4CkTBdf8

— Joel (@VoluntaryJoel41) November 26, 2017

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— Brendan (@verypiratey) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider going to need O, D, and special teams. It's going to take a special play or multiple

— IrishGambler (@IrishGambler) November 26, 2017

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— Adam Janssen (@janssen_adam) November 26, 2017

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— Sean Garrison (@seanrgarrison7) November 26, 2017

The game spiraled out of control for Notre Dame in the fourth quarter. K.J. Costello gave Stanford a 24-20 lead with a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kaden Smith. Then Stanford converted a Brandon Wimbush interception into a touchdown. Then the Cardinal followed up C.J. Sanders fumbling on the ensuing kick return with another touchdown.

The Irish fell behind 18 points in less than four minutes on the game clock.

Complain all you want about Wimbush but the ND secondary has been a cluster all night. #NDInsider#NDvsSTAN

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) November 26, 2017

This can’t be happening. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) November 26, 2017

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— Nicole Becker (@Crazy4OReilly90) November 26, 2017

We are a basketball school. #NDvsSTAN#NDInsider@NDmbb

— Joel (@VoluntaryJoel41) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider#NotreDame#NDvsSTANpic.twitter.com/3X867ONUaf

— Adam Janssen (@janssen_adam) November 26, 2017

I will gladly trade a #ndfootball loss if they #firebriankelly#NDvsSTAN#NDInsider#NDFB

— Phil Swill (@evilswillphil) November 26, 2017

And, at 38-20, this game is effectively over. Good night, @NDFootball fans. Now we get to look forward to the Belk bowl or some consolation prize bowl for teams that belong at the kiddie table...which is right where we belong. #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) November 26, 2017

Stop me if you’ve seen this script before #NDInsider#notredamefootball#NDvsSTAN

— Kevin Hastings (@KevinIrishndhas) November 26, 2017

@TJamesNDI BK in year 8, his players, and is on his third generation of coaches. Same results. I guess we’re all complacent. #NDInsider

— Pat, from Texas (@elbigpadre) November 26, 2017

They suck plain and simple. Wimbush needs to go, they are soft. So over watching them choke-against decent teams- and Stanford’s average #NDInsider

— mike huller (@mkuswing) November 26, 2017

I’ve decided BK cannot win big games under the lights in prime time. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) November 26, 2017

Josh Adams is not the same player he was earlier in the season. Brian Kelly needs to sit him. #NDvsSTAN#NDInsider#NotreDame

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) November 26, 2017

I can’t believe the game that started out how it did is ending like this. This is not the team we saw a few weeks ago. So sad. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) November 26, 2017

Though extremely athletic, Brandon Wimbush is extremely inaccurate throwing the ball. Time for a change at QB. #NDvsStan#NDInsider#NotreDame

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider we got stars but not studs. Wheels came off this bus vs Wake Forest and have not been the same since.

— Dave Simono (@dsimono66) November 26, 2017

I am not sure Wimbush is the answer long-term at QB. He is a junior. I know he hasn't played, but he should be better than this. I would be ecstatic to be pulled up in cold takes next year, I don't think I will be though. #NDInsider

— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) November 26, 2017

We are a hockey school. #NDInsider#B1G

— Joel (@VoluntaryJoel41) November 26, 2017

About 3 weeks ago I was excited for what Brandon Wimbush could bring to the table next year,now I'm not convinced he's going to be the starter next year, reminds me of a right handed Malik Zaire, no doubt there's a QB competition on the horizon for the offseason for ND #NDInsider

— Section 312 Sports (@sect312sports) November 26, 2017

Dear @EHansenNDI, did Brian Kelly insult a witch on the way into the locker room at halftime of the Wake Forest game, because this team has been cursed ever since. #NDInsider

— Andrew Barlow (@barlandrew) November 26, 2017

A loss at Stanford left Notre Dame with a 9-3 record, but the month of November wrecked an Irish season that once had the College Football Playoff as a realistic destination. Two losses in three games brought plenty of frustration in the fan base.

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— Jude (@andrewwinn) November 26, 2017

ND should skip the bowl game #ndinsider

— Brian Pennacchio (@brianp05) November 26, 2017

As much as I do blame player performance, his name isn’t “Big Game Brian” for a reason. #NDInsider#TheresAlwaysNextYear@CoachBrianKelly@NDFootball

— Joel (@VoluntaryJoel41) November 26, 2017

Fire Brian Kelly. That is all. #NDInsider

— FIRE BRIAN KELLY (@IrishJedi423) November 26, 2017

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #NDInsider

— John Pohl (@johnpo34) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider don't know if Wimbush will ever make enough throws to win these type of games

— John_Skrynecki (@John_Skrynecki) November 26, 2017

What a horrible way to end a great start to the season. #NDInsider

— @jacksnj (@JacksnJ) November 26, 2017

Need all the whiskeys #NDInsider

— Shamrock Sushi (@NDninja88) November 26, 2017

Always want to win but 8-3 after last season is progress. If you want to jump ship then go for it. As always #GOIRISH#NDInsider

— Aaron Large (@The_Large1) November 26, 2017

This team can't get out of its own way. Sloppy turnovers. Qb is in full regression. Adams clearly is hurt and yet they still rely on him. Defense needs more bodies and another year in the weight room. #NDInsider

— p. (@thenotoriouspng) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider a disappointing 9-3. Extremely frustrating.

— A.M. Michaels (@A_M__Michaels) November 26, 2017

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— First Down Moses (@1stDownMoses) November 26, 2017

BK had a great read on his team: "We're built for November." #will never win a championship with this guy. Way past time for a change. #Mediocre. Can't wait to hear idiots say what a great improvement from last year. Stop drinking the kool aid! Enough is enough.#NDinsider

— John Dillon (@Dillz127) November 26, 2017

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— KrilDog (@KrilDog) November 26, 2017

“I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed”, used this for the game and my son in a span of ten minutes . Worlds better than last year but when you feel like the talent is there & mistakes derail you it’s tough to swallow. #NdInsider#GoIrish ☘️☘️☘️

— Nicole Becker (@Crazy4OReilly90) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider People forget that the expectations for the year were 9-3/10-2. Things ended very very very poorly but I’m not gonna complain at the final record. Looking forward to the offense being healthy and a bowl game in late December maybe early January.

— group chat observer (@Swimfan2002) November 26, 2017

Absolutely embarrassing. Sadly getting used to it. #NDInsider

— Jake Bachrodt (@JakeBachrodt) November 26, 2017

In the immortal words of Dennis Green: “The Irish are who we thought they were” #NDInsider

— Dan Powell (@danpowell) November 26, 2017

What we saw today was last years 4-8 team, the last 3 weeks. We are lucky ND did not lose the last 3 games. Just awful. #NDInsider

— Joe Sendelbach (@okieirish) November 26, 2017

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— Clark Delabar (@ClarkDelabar1) November 26, 2017

I have been against those who have called for BK's head for years, but watching yet another QB fall apart over the course of a season makes me wonder...but if not him, who???#ndfb#NDInsider

— Crushed Dreams (@LoveMIIrish) November 26, 2017

so this is how our unexpectedly good season ends...not with a bang but a whimper smh #NDvsSTAN#ndinsider

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) November 26, 2017

ND has been knocking the fandom out of me one game at a time for the last 22 years. Happy for the season’s end. #NDInsider#NDvsStanford

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) November 26, 2017

I don't know if it's Kelly, but his team's underachieve. On O the only player that rises is 29. Make him captain. Won't be disappointed when BK goes and I'm a supporter. #ndinsider

— Don F (@don2u74) November 26, 2017

David Shaw owns the Irish #ndinsider

— Ed Coghlan (@EdCoghlan) November 26, 2017

#ndinsider another loss to end the regular season...that's 5 in a row

— John Weyer (@weirdo0521) November 26, 2017

Use the bowl game to look forward. I'm not sure that includes Wimbush. #NDInsider

— Chris Scheiber (@scheib43) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider Another epic November face plant. How do you explain the difference between the October Irish and the November Irish???

— Casey Coy (@lepracoy) November 26, 2017

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— Kyle Biggs (@KyleBiggs) November 26, 2017

Team will not challenge for anything until the QB can compete a Pass and make more than 1 read. Being an phenomenal athlete will only get you so far as a QB if you cannot consistently be a passing threat #NDInsider

— Clark W. Grizmen (@mh2212) November 26, 2017

#NDInsider I'm sorry to say this but it's time for coaching change! Can't hear no more it's a learning process speech! Time to move on! NEXT MAN IN!

— Rod (@Rizod18) November 26, 2017

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— Mike O'Connor (@MikeOCo85564424) November 26, 2017

Beating a top 25 team at home on Sr. Night is really hard. Also, I wish we were an elite program like we used to be. #NDInsider

— ty miller (@millerty) November 26, 2017

Embarrassing loss. No excuses. No preparation. Outcoached! And don’t dilute it by last year 4-8season this is worse! #NDInsider

— Ronald Downs, MD (@RdownsMD) November 26, 2017

Tyler, for some reason BK was getting a pass for his train wreck LY and given praise for the start TY. .650 win pct isn’t good enough. This is his ceiling. #NDINSIDER

— Paul LeSage (@PaulLeSage2) November 26, 2017

ND fans every November #NDInsider#NDvsSTAN#notresamepic.twitter.com/3fjKVShe4S

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) November 26, 2017

Stanford’s Malik Antoine (3) celebrates after recovering a fumble during the Notre Dame-Stanford NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN