Welcome to an undefeated Bagpipe Monday on One Foot Down! Friends, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-0 and I can’t say that enough times. They have wins over 3 FBS schools; the Michigan Wolverines, Ball State Cardinals, and Vanderbilt Commodores. We can say whatever we like about the manner in which they got those wins — but they are wins nonetheless.
3-0 is not all that matters (looking at you Wes) but it is exceedingly better than 2-1 or 1-2 (looking at you Florida State, USC, and Wisconsin). If Notre Dame would have beat Ball State and Vandy by a score of 35-10 (or something like that) I think a lot of people would be a bit calmer.
But the Irish did NOT win by those margins. It’s hard to get a grasp on what this team is and how good they can be. Notre Dame’s most explosive offensive weapon (Dexter Williams) has still not seen the field because of a suspension, and they have yet to go on the road.
After a quarter into the season, how are the Irish doing as compared to how you thought they would do three games in? Have they completely disappointed you? Have they surprised you?
Surely most of you weren’t close to predicting all of this — or were you that fortunate?
Notre Dame is about to play on the road for the first time this year when they take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday. If they can get the win there, and head into the Stanford game 4-0, does it matter what we were wrong or right about up until that point?
As you can see... I have a lot of questions this week. Rather than a poll this week, please leave a comment below about something you were wrong about.
Enjoy the pipes (there is a wolf)!