Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year | by Pat

Without a doubt, 2008 is going to be a very interesting year for ND football. There are plenty of questions to be answered about the direction of the program. Will the coaches fix the mistakes from 2007? Will the young freshmen and sophomores have breakthough years on the field in '08? Will the seniors rise to the occasion and provide needed veteran leadership? What will the Irish do against a schedule that features only two teams that have coaches who have been at their school longer than Charlie Weis has been at ND?

But before we get to all that, we still have the final batch of bowl games for the 2007 season to finish off. So get comfortable on the couch, drink plenty of liquids to fight off the effects of last night, and settle in for what is, even in its somewhat neutered state, still one of the better days of college football.