How the mighty have fallen.

I can’t believe Ivan Maisel wrote this.

It would be easy to mock Notre Dame’s struggle to win 21-13 at home against lowly San Diego State. But you can’t underestimate the importance of this victory. The Fighting Irish found a way to win in the fourth quarter. That not only demonstrates a change from last season, but should serve as a wellspring of confidence in the weeks to come. History will look back fondly at this game.

Unless he’s being wonderfully sarcastic, that’s about as in the tank as you can get.  In any event, it’s amazing to me that the Irish have sunk so low that someone of Maisel’s prominence can write the above passage, straight, sarcastic or otherwise.

The Michigan-Notre Dame game is shaping up as a real battle of the Titans.

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UPDATE: Bruce Feldman has this ringing endorsement of Notre Dame from SDSU head coach Chuck Long:

… I’m not sure if this is truly the state of Notre Dame football, but there is this gem from San Diego State coach Chuck Long’s postgame news conference. Asked who was better, Notre Dame or Cal Poly, Long responded: “That’s a tough question. It’s hard to say who’s better.”

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7 responses to “How the mighty have fallen.

  1. NebraskaDawg

    Irish fans are like Chicken fans, they think any mediocre win is a big deal.

  2. peacedog

    Wasn’t San Diego State the lone 1A team to lose to an AA team on opening weekend?

  3. MSDawg

    lou holtz still sticks by his prediction that notre dame will win 11 games. how he still has a job no one will ever know.

  4. Hate him if you must, and he’s certainly given us good reason to at times, but to his credit, Stewart Mandel recognizes that the emperor is buck naked.

  5. Hill Dawg

    I agree with Holtz, Notre Dame will win 11 games. No question about it. ‘Couse it’ll take three ,maybe four years, but they will do it.

  6. Bulldog Bry

    “That not only demonstrates a change from last season, but should serve as a wellspring of confidence in the weeks to come. History will look back fondly at this game.”

    Gee, no one has said that about our game against Vandy last year.