Navy and Notre Dame face off for the 85th time this afternoon. The Mids ride into this game with an ugly 2-5 record but hold a two game winning streak over the Irish. What was once a free W has become anything but for Notre Dame in the last few seasons.
This comes in the wake of a brutal week for Notre Dame Fans. The ugly loss to USC last Saturday Night left the fan base to debate a multitude of issues surrounding the state of the program. Everything from offensive play calls to piped in music has been debated in earnest across the web this week.
Hat tip to all of our readers for keeping those discussions as rational and respectful as usual this week. We should all keep that in mind while we watch Bob Diaco's latest version of "bend but don't break" option defense this afternoon. Someone remind me that I said that some time around the end of the 1st quarter!
The broadcast starts at 3:30 ET on NBC.
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