I’m one who never misses Notre Dame vs. Michigan. It’s usually an early-season game and both teams are usually undefeated going in. Sometimes Michigan comes in favored, sometimes the Irish, but it’s usually a tight game.
This one is just odd. It’s a battle to stay out of the crosshairs of the national media. Lloyd Carr and Charlie Weis have started this season about as bad as they could have ever imagined. You know all about the Appalachian State home loss for the Wolverines. So far, that’s been the story of the college football season. Listen to sports radio. They have LSU coach Les Miles on deck to take over in Ann Arbor if things continue. Times in South Bend are rough too. They lose Brady Quinn and most of his offensive weapons and it’s showing. The Irish are 0-2 and have yet to score a touchdown on offense.
Now these two teams limp into Saturday with one goal…win and get a hall pass for at least a week or so. If Michigan loses it’s third straight at home…the Carr-Miles story will ramp up even more. If Notre Dame goes to 0-3, you will hear more of the Ty Willingham-Weis comparisons. That’s one story that ND doesn’t want to hear all year.
This game has more on the the line than you might think.
Give me your take…on Carr…on Weis and ND.