Originally Posted by Brutus
Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weis... that's damning with feint praise.
This year's Notre Dame team appears to be really good. But I would ask them to do it for 2-3 years in a row before making the proclamation "they're back." Being an elite program is about sustaining it over several years.
When you consider that Holtz left in 1996, that was quite a long time ago.
I have no problem making the proclamation that "they're back." It's vague and merely means they're in the hunt, which they are. This is the best team the school has had in at least 10 years. Future recruiting classes will improve moving forward.