The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won’t get much national recognition after beating the Miami-Ohio Redhawks, 52-17. In fact, half of the fanbase will likely throw this game in the trash and say, “NEXT!” It’s not about arrogance or anything like that, it’s just that some people aren’t impressed.
That’s right - people aren’t impressed by winning.
Usually the people that like to toss that idea around like some cheap booze found in the back of the cabinet, already have too high of expectations to ever get any real satisfaction from a normal win (let alone a massive blowout).
It’s difficult to “get up” for a game like this as a fan, so why can’t we appreciate the team overcoming that obstacle and delivering an easy win?
The Irish are 4-1, which means they already matched last season’s win total. Big deal, right? Well... it kind of is.
The Irish are a good football team. They are beating the opponents not named the Georgia Bulldogs by an average score of 47-17. FORTY SEVEN TO SEVENTEEN. That one loss to Georgia was still (several weeks later) only by a single point, and if they would have kicked a field goal to with the game, the entire narrative changes.
Notre Dame is doing exactly what it is supposed to do, and if it seems like this article is a bit short and more within the scope of a comment rather than a story, it’s because of that job that they are doing.
What can we say - other than the Irish are steam-rolling opponents, and they are doing it with a strong running game and sound defense. They aren’t a great team yet, but they are doing a lot of the things that great teams do.
Don’t throw this game in the trash, and I promise that we will have much more about this blowout in the coming few days. After the game, Brian Kelly talked about how proud he was of this team for doing the things that they need to do to win football games. It’s not the things that win close games, but the things that turn these games into blowouts without doubt.
Brian Kelly challenged them to basically beat the crap out of Miami, and they delivered. Enjoy that, and enjoy tonight... we’ll get to the details of the bombing later.
Brian Kelly post game press conference after Notre Dame Football's win over Miami UniversityPosted by One Foot Down - For Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans on Saturday, September 30, 2017