Monday, September 18, 2006

How Sweet It Is

What is there to say? Complete and Total Domination. I would say that Michigan blew them off the field from the first snap of the game, but there was that little "here we go again" moment when Chad Henne's first pass of the game was gift wrapped to the Notre Dame safety allowing them to regain momentum and tie the game at 7-7. But by halfway through the 2nd quarter, it was 34-7 and Michigan had held Notre Dame to 1 first down. The rout was on.

Notre Dame finished with 4 yards rushing (and Michigan now ranks #1 nationally in rush D)

Brady Quinn completed only 50% of his passes and turned the ball over 4 times (2 for touchdowns).

Notre Dame's OL and DL got owned by their Michigan counterparts.

Mario Manningham toasted their DBs to the tune of 3 TDs in the first half.

Michigan rung up 47 points in the Little House which is the 2nd most ever by a Notre Dame opponent.

Remember back in January when I compared the debut season of Charlie Weis to the debut season of Ty Willingham?

Wasn't one of the big criticisms of Ty Willingham not that his teams lost some games, but that they got blown out? 2003 Michigan game, 2003 FSU game, etc. Well? 2006 Fiesta Bowl wasn't such a close game. 2006 Michigan game wasn't such a close game. Ty Willingham's record through 15 career games at Notre Dame: 11-4. That's the exact same record as Charlie Weis. Game 15 for both was a blowout loss to Michigan with the Spartans looming next week.

I'm not saying Notre Dame is going 5-7 this year, but it's still way too early to anoint St. Charlie as the savior of the Notre Dame football program.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Ole Charlie will get a lot more time than Ty, you can believe that.

Mon Sep 18, 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous hat said...

Yeah - because his buyout is like $30 million. They're stuck with the big man for better or worse.

Tue Sep 19, 11:11:00 PM  

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