VBR Against The Spread-Week 4

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Apr. 21, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly yells to his players in the second quarter of the spring game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan at Notre Dame (-6)

Michigan looks to atone for an early season beating against Alabama, while Notre Dame seeks revenge for last year’s meltdown in Ann Arbor, while at the same time solidifying their undefeated start with another top 20 win.

Matt – Notre Dame

Michigan has a chance for redemption in their first major test since the debacle vs. Alabama.  The Fighting Irish have a chance to sweep the state of Michigan after last week’s dominating performance against Sparty.  I’m starting to drink Tim’s Irish Kool Aid (isn’t that whiskey?) and I think the Irish win this one pretty easily.

Tim – Notre Dame

I liked the Domers a lot more last week when they were getting points, but Michigan hasn’t done much to impress and Notre Dame owes them for the one they gave away in Ann Arbor last year. I believe I’m officially on the Irish bandwagon now.

Craig – Notre Dame

I dislike ND as much as anyone else, but I don’t think DRob makes magic this year. ND’s D should be able to limit the play-making ability of Shoelaces. Michigan, despite 2-1, has looked lackluster and got dominated by the one great team they played. I expect them to drop to 2-2 with a double-digit lose to ND.

Corey -Notre Dame

From what I have seen from both teams thus far, it looks like Notre Dame has been clicking on both sides of the ball.  QB Everett Golson has been making good decisions and the Irish defense has been able to rise to the challenge.  Michigan has become way too one-dimensional, and their reliance on Denard Robinson will ultimately be their downfall in this game.  I will take the red-hot Irish to cover the spread, but I certainly won’t be surprised to even see Michigan win the game.