"Of the 119 teams in Division I-A, ND is 119th in total offense, 119th in rushing offense, 112th in passing offense, and 118th in scoring. If Notre Dame had doubled its scoring output, it would still rank 108th. If it doubled its rushing output (currently 34 yards a game), it would barely eke out Duke for 118th place."
And piling it on:
"Notre Dame is averaging 1.09 yards per rush this year. The NCAA statistical archive goes back only to 1999. The worst yards per carry recorded in that period belongs to a 2001 University of Arizona squad that gained 1.46 yards per attempt. So, the worst rushing team recorded by the NCAA in the last nine years was still about one-third better than Notre Dame."
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I dont know how anyone can blame Ty Willingham's "poor recruiting." Weis won for two seasons with Willingham's recruits. Brady Quinn was recruited by Willingham. Weis is in his 3rd season. His first recruiting class should be juinors by now. How can you keep passing the blame to Willingham??
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Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0I dont know how anyone can blame Ty Willingham's "poor recruiting." Weis won for two seasons with Willingham's recruits. Brady Quinn was recruited by Willingham. Weis is in his 3rd season. His first recruiting class should be juinors by now. How can you keep passing the blame to Willingham??
I didn't realize people were passing the blame to Ty. If they are, you're right, that's completely ridiculous. Usually a new coach gets a pass based on poor recruiting by the previous coach for his first season, MAYBE his second. By now though, failure is the fault of nobody but people currently with the program.
Notre Dame fans definitely blame Ty. And to be fair, his last two classes weren't highly rated at all (and due to timing, I believe Weis and Willingham share the "Junior" class). That said, I don't believe Weis is doing a good job with adjusting to what he has and maximizing the team's potential. They are not a championship caliber team, but surely they are better than what they are performing.
The Bored are already here. Idle hands are the devil's workshop. And no... we won't kill dolphins. But koalas are fair game.
Of course, I seem to say the same thing EVERY year this around this time when it comes to the Dolphins, so it can't really be taken seriously, but I just wonder how many more times this is going to happen.