|Wow, Notre Dame is back! And it's a beautiful thing. Not that I'm a fan. Au contraire, having the Irish re-emerge as a national power makes hating them that much more fun. I'm an anti-fan, which is almost as good as liking 'em. Kind of like what it would be if the Celtics rose from mediocrity and were championship contenders again. Notre Dame is like the Yankees, and college football is better off now that they've returned to prominence. I hope they remain undefeated by the time USC rolls into South Bend and beats them by 5 touchdowns.|
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we. Remember, Ty Willingham had Notre Dame 8-0 in his first season and bowl-bound. Look where he is now...ousted from South Bend and @ Washington.
That being said, Notre Dame looked good, but Michigan helped them out to their 2-0 start. A sophomore QB finally showing that he still has lots to learn and injuries to key positions hurt Michigan today. That and a swiss cheese defensive unit led by a D-coordinator that should go back to coaching Pop Warner football. After two games, the defense has allowed 34-pts, are 4-5 in the redzone (80%, 3-TDs, 1-FG), has allowed 2 100-yard rushers, and they can't tackle worth a lick to boot. Same old defensive story as in recent years. Michigan needs new coaching blood starting with Lloyd Carr and Jim Hermann. Even in a tough loss, Ohio State looks extremely good and is looking like the team to beat in the Big Ten this year. Michigan won't be able to match up and neutralize OSU's LBs.