A Few Thoughts
Posted by Philly Irish Fan   
Friday, 21 December 2007

Notre Dame put a chapter of its great Football history to and end. Now the Irish have to move on and do it quickly. Charlie Weis and his staff had a tough season. The Irish were very young this past season my feeling is that the coaching staff had to put a lot of young players that were not ready to be on the field right away. In the end thatís going to help the Irish in the future but it didnít help them in 2007.

Notre Dame put a chapter of its great Football history to and end. Now the Irish have to move on and do it quickly. Charlie Weis and his staff had a tough season. The Irish were very young this past season my feeling is that the coaching staff had to put a lot of young players that were not ready to be on the field right away. In the end thatís going to help the Irish in the future but it didnít help them in 2007.

At times the offense had no direction to what they were doing. Defensively I felt that this team was soft. One of the most important things is emotion and motivation. Itís obvious that this is an area that Charlie Weis needs to work on. This is not the NFL it College and kids need to be motivated.

Now some people think its time to overreact and think Charlie Weis is not the man to take Notre Dame back to being a College Football powerhouse again. I donít agree with the fans who feel thatís what needs to be done. My reasoning for this is simple it takes time to rebuild the mess that this program was in.

The work that needs to be done is being done. Notre Dame is back among the elite in recruiting again as we all know they before coach Charlie Weis Notre Dame was not even on most people map.

From a players point of view I feel the future is bright for the Irish. Some people would not agree but the Irish have Quarterback Jimmy Clausen had a rough freshman year but I saw improvement. The running back is a good thing at Notre Dame with a host of talent at the position I have three names for you James Aldridge, Robert Hughes, Armando Allen. That to me is a great three headed monster. So in closing this season was not good in any sense of the word. But the future is bright and I hope you all agree!