Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Against USC, Irish Have the History, and That's All - NY Sun
The good news for Notre Dame is that while Southern Cal could wipe the Irish out at South Bend this Saturday, they will still be leading the Trojans in their 77-year series. In fact, Notre Dame (who are underdogs by three touchdown) could get clobbered every year until 2018 and still be ahead. The bad news is that this is what's likely to happen.

Notre Dame–USC was, for more than 60 years, the most important single game in college football — that is, if you define importance by influence on national rankings (the two schools have a combined 24 national championships) and television ratings. That was a long time ago; now it isn't even just another game. Actually, the Irish and Trojans did play a great game in 2005...Southern Cal has now won the last five by a cumulative score of 204–92 — that's an average of 41–18...

...The last time Notre Dame won a bowl game was 1994...

Also, Irish failures puzzle Parseghian - Chicago Tribune
Wait's worth it for Sharpley - Chicago Tribune
Sharpley offers ND a fresh starter - South Bend Tribune

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