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Friday, September 05, 2008

...And Then There Was One

Today is my last day before the kick-off of another Notre Dame football season. I've been asked probably 100 times what to expect from the Irish this season, and after reading every little article I could find and following them obsessively in the off-season I can confidently say... I have no clue. Will the fabulous recruiting classes that Charlie Weis has hauled in over the past three years finally start showing up on Saturdays? Maybe Weis isn't the coach he's been cracked up to be. Or maybe these players just really suck. I haven't the foggiest. My gut tells me they'll be better, but not the 9-win team many are predicting. My guess is somewhere in the 7-win area (+/- 1 game).

Here's what I do know - I'm approaching this season with a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and dread. Having a good football team to follow in the fall may be one of the greatest gifts in the world. Conversely, last year I would look forward to weekends simply to do yard work. I guess the most I can hope for with this team is that they win the games they're supposed to win, and maybe eek out one or two that they aren't. Go Irish!


teddyoh said...

I'll take the under on Ian's record prediction. One simple reason:

Jimmy Clausen's hair!

His hair is so God awful, it will single-handedly cause us to lose 1 game.

Kevin said...

You cannot tackle a player by their hair. It's a personal foul and 15-yard penalty!