Well…I got to watch my Fighting Irish put the hurt on Michigan by beating them 35-17. Yes…Saturday was a glorious day even if the conditions were less than ideal and the teams had fallen far from their historic status as college football giants. Notre Dame is already one win away from equaling their win total from last year. In the process, they have started the year undefeated. Granted, they have played two cream puff teams. San Diego St. was missing most of their regular defensive starters and Michigan is in the midst of a transition period that will probably extend past this year. In fact, this may well be one of the worst years in Michigan history when it is all said and done. Nevertheless, I will still stand up and cheer my golden domers to victory and enjoy their undefeated season while it lasts.
After opening the season with a comeback against a team missing most of its defense, I had figured this to be another tough year for Notre Dame. However, I think the offense showed some promise against Michigan even if the Wolverines are a terrible team. Golden Tate has emerged as a game changing player. If Clausen can become more mature and consistent in his play then those two players can be a special tandem someday. No matter how much I am enjoying this victorious moment, it will be brief. After watching USC dismantle Ohio State, I realize that the annual Trojan-Fighting Irish game will most likely be a blowout of epic proportions. I’m predicting that USC may very well roll up 50+ points on the Irish. I’m not looking forward to that game.
But for now the Irish are 2-0 so I’ll take pleasure in this moment while it lasts. Go Irish!