Sunday, December 05, 2004

the opening scrawl... | by Jay

It's Sunday, December 5th, 2004, and Notre Dame football is in turmoil. After firing Tyrone Willingham last Tuesday, ND thought they had a deal in place with wunderkind Utah coach Urban Meyer, only to see it evaporate as Meyer took the open position at the University of Florida instead. Thus, as of today, ND is still casting about for direction, while the national sports media gloats at our predicament in a spasm of over-the-top ridicule. Even some of our former standout players have been piling on (did you catch Aaron Taylor at halftime of USC/UCLA last night?)

Yet things are fluid, all is certainly not lost, and a number of potential candidates have appeared on the horizon. It's an exciting time to be a ND football fan, as things are very much up in the air. I feel like I've been shaking a magic eight-ball over and over, but the only answer I get is "Ask Again Later".

As the coaching search moves forward, we'll post whatever tidbits of insight come our way. We hope this blog will serve as a useful repository for some of the excellent commentary we come across, and we hope you indulge us in some ruminations of our own.