It’s almost that time of the year. A time that is normally filled with smack-talk and witty banter, however, this year it’s a battle of the NO-NO’s. As in no wins for two teams going into the Notre Dame-Michigan game. Zip. Zlich. Nada. This weekend’s game of Notre Dame and Michigan marks a few noteworthy “un-accomplishments” by both schools this year. Here’s two notes that caught my eye:
- Notre Dame and Michigan have never started 0-2 in the same season; and they’ve both been around a while…
- This is the first time in 35 match-up’s that one of the teams isn’t ranked in the Top-25.
I believe this just shows the increasing parity among D-I college football, but that’s a good thing. Just amazing how BOTH schools are having off years during the same year. Being an Irish fan, it’s hard to admit that an 0-2 start looked possible. However, starting 0-2 for a 5th ranking Michigan is something totally different.
I can’t recall seeing an ND offense starting the season so slooooow! In two games, the Irish have scored a whopping 13 points. Somebody call 911! Clausen is our guy though. He is a freshman and this will take time to develop. How about 15 sacks in the first two games. Would somone please HELP on the line? I thought Clausen looked good in the scramble though against Penn State, and if he wasn’t so mobile he’d gotten sacked even more! Rumor is this weekend, Weis is going to ‘open the playbook’ and we’ll HOPEFULLY see a more explosive Irish offense.
Two Freshman QB’s
Michigan is starting FR Ryan Mallet, while Henne is out with an injury. Both teams are starting frosh QB’s, and this takes away the Michigan advantage of Henne at the helm of the Wolverines.
Who will Win?!?
GO IRISH! NOTRE DAME will win this game and get the first win under their belt!!