Originally Posted by LoganBuck
Puffy, please watch some of the PAC 10 games. Their is absolutely NO DEFENSE in that conference.
I do not fault Notre Dame's schedule. Year in and year out it is fantastic. The problem is this year. Those teams are not good. Michigan State has absolutely no defense. My family has some serious Notre Dame fans in it. They don't get it either. Because their opponents are down, Notre Dame is enjoying a "good" season. Put the 2005 Irish against the 2003 Irish Schedule, and see how they would look then. I don't believe they would be .500. Charlie Wiess has a good recruiting class coming in, and they will improve, but I think some Domers have the Irish colored glasses on, in regards to this years team.
Yeah, I agree with the no defense thing - I just don't think they are as weak as most like to paint them. UCLA could put points on anyone and could beat any team in the nation. Now, whether they will or not is another question, but they could. They would scare any team, including Texas, VT or Miami.
As for ND - I don't have rose colored glasses on, and I understand the argument (I thought USC would destroy ND), but ND blew out the teams they were supposed to blow out, won a game nobody thought they would (Michigan, who was 3 when they played) and took the Number 1 team in the land to the last second. And no matter how weak people try to make the schedule out please remember four of the games were on the road. Road games against Big Ten teams are NEVER easy, whether those teams are down or not. And, again, I am not claiming ND should be top 5, I am saying to have them no higher than 22nd in any computer poll is a joke.