19 Jul 2010
Clashmore Mike is a Notre Dame football blog with a keen eye on statistics. (See their recent analysis of coaches over- and under-performing expectations, cast in terms of "clutch" versus "luck"). They were intrigued by our College FOA projections for the Fighting Irish and their opponents and sent us a handful of questions.
There are more than few Irish fans anticipating big results from a cakewalk schedule (five straight non-AQ opponents down the stretch), and recent Notre Dame coaches have had BCS-level success early in their ultimately doomed careers. We're projecting more modest success in Brian Kelly's first year, a step in the right direction if not a full blown "Return to Glory".
2 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2010, 1:49pm by Brian Fremeau
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.