Irish facing multitude of issues in w...

Irish facing multitude of issues in woeful start

There are 46 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 20, 2007, titled Irish facing multitude of issues in woeful start. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Notre Dame has lost three football games by a combined 102-13. The Irish can't run and can't stop the run.

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for the sake of god

Anchorage, AK

#1 Sep 20, 2007
just win!!!
ND Iwish it was next year

United States

#2 Sep 20, 2007
for the sake of god wrote:
just win!!!
God has nothing to do with winning. It requires better coaching, and an offensive line.
Coach Weis - please

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 20, 2007
stop eating, start coaching.
Don

Onalaska, WA

#4 Sep 20, 2007
HOW ABOUT A BETTER DEFENSIVE LINE AND BETTER DEFENSIVE BACKS ALSO?
Jared

Duncan, OK

#5 Sep 20, 2007
Had a few teachers in HS whose motto was "WTNY" Wait Til' Next Year...

As an Irish fan for nearly 2/3 of my life, I've already resigned myself to the WTNY factor. This year, sadly, is a rebuilding year.*sigh*
ankle biter

Loveland, OH

#6 Sep 20, 2007
Hmmmm...I.U. is 3-0 and ND is 0-3 and the Cubs looked primed for a playoff run. Truly the sports world is upside down and I am wondering why my feet all of sudden are getting cold.
tom

Brookfield, WI

#7 Sep 20, 2007
Strong article, I would have liked to read more.
jberkem

Kempton, IN

#8 Sep 20, 2007
Did you read about that senator from Nebraska who sued God for not stopping disasters? If God could stop a disaster, don't you think he could do something about the Notre Dame football team???
Shelly Dubinski

Princeton, IN

#9 Sep 20, 2007
Charlie says losses not due to lack of player talent. That means it is due lack of coaching talent.
Chris in Ohio

Lebanon, OH

#12 Sep 20, 2007
I can't believe that Weis didn't have a grip on the status of his team's capabilities prior to the season. I also can't believe he didn't have full-contact practices all the way thru Spring practice and atleast half of August. He's shown that he's out-of-touch with the college game. What in the world was he thinking ?! Also, he'd better take a good hard look at his staff after the season; more changes have to be made. He's talked about being "tough and nasty" - but he sure hasn't backed it up !
Bubba Gump

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Sep 20, 2007
Yes it's a sad start for the Irish, but I too believe it's a rebuilding year. Every team goes thru it, even at the professional levels.

Granted they have not won a national championship since 88, however they are they only team with 11 national championships. Only time will tell.

GO IRISH!!
ND Iwish it was next year

United States

#14 Sep 20, 2007
I suspect, CW was using the video tape of the Georga Tech defensive signals during the Michigan game.
ND Iwish it was next year

United States

#15 Sep 20, 2007
Drink the green kool-aid.
Shelly Dubinski

Princeton, IN

#16 Sep 20, 2007
Chris in Ohio wrote:
I can't believe that Weis didn't have a grip on the status of his team's capabilities prior to the season. I also can't believe he didn't have full-contact practices all the way thru Spring practice and atleast half of August.... He's talked about being "tough and nasty" - but he sure hasn't backed it up !
Is it true that Charlie didn't have many full contact practices?? Can anyone confirm this? If so, this goes along way to explaining the OL and DL disarray.
GG Fontaine

Christmas, FL

#17 Sep 20, 2007
Most of the key players are the ones Weis recruited. Most of the players not doing much and will not do a great deal until their eligibility runs out are the ones Willingham recruited. I was amazed they did as well as they did the last two years with so little qualtiy depth. Everyone in the know saw the writing on the wall in the recruiting that Willingham performed. He had some very good players, but he missed more than he scored and loaded up on what most considered second-level players to fill out his classes. Which is why they got him out of there before 0-3 became the norm. This start validates the suspicions that Weis did miracles for two years with just a few exceptional players and a lot of not ready for prime time players and green players. They have lost their identity because those guys moved on to the NFL. Not going to find an identity with the players Willingham had.
Rebuilding

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Sep 20, 2007
Rebuilding teams lose close... or at least score a touchdown once in 3 games. This "team" is terrible. Something is wrong in South Bend. This is ND we are talking about, right? Maybe Weis was good in the pros because he had video of all the defenses he was going to play. It is a little harder to win when you don't already know what the other team is going to do. Or, maybe it was Tom Brady and the other Pats. They did ok after he left didn't they? And to the ND fans, dry your eyes, pop in Rudy on DVD and rethink the way you treated your last few coaches (Willingham and Holtz not Davie).
Hommer Simpson

United States

#19 Sep 20, 2007
Weis said. "I didn't turn into a crummy coach overnight, the staff didn't turn crummy overnight, and the players didn't turn crummy overnight, either."

Were did all the donuts go? All I see are the crumbs. Duh!
Interesting

United States

#20 Sep 20, 2007
Don wrote:
HOW ABOUT A BETTER DEFENSIVE LINE AND BETTER DEFENSIVE BACKS ALSO?
Better defensive backs? ND is ranked fourth in passing defense.
The only touchdown scored by ND is by a defensive back (INT return for TD)
ND sucks on virtually every other phase of the game, admittedly. I just don't know where the defensive back comment came from...
Phil

Silver Spring, MD

#21 Sep 20, 2007
Ty was held back by the ND Admin. on his recruiting. They would not let him offer a scholarship until the prospect was admitted to the school. They would not accelerate any process for him to start pre admissions for rising Jr.'s. One of the first things the Admin. did for the new coach was alter the admission process so he could make early offers. Do you think this is part of the reason a well qualified student like Ryan Baker went to Purdue rather than ND?
another L

AOL

#22 Sep 20, 2007
How about 0-8

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