Notre Dame's First Half of The 2009 Season

Cornielius Jackson-EdwardsCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 12:  Wide reciever Michael Floyd #3 of Notre Dame catches a pass early in the second half against Michigan at Michigan Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have played half a season now. They have won four games and lost two games to rivals Michigan and Southern California. The Irish have only played in one blowout game when the beat Nevada 35-0, but all the other games have been very close. They lost wide receiver Michael Floyd to injury when he broke his collar bone against Michigan State, but he's doing well and will come back soon.

Notre Dame looks like they could make it to a good bowl game this year, but they need to play better defense. They have a great offense with quarterback Jimmy Clausen, running back Armando Allen, tight end Kyle Rudolph and wide recievers Golden Tate and Michael Floyd. So many other guys help the offense, but those are the main weapons to the Irish offense.

The remaining games for the Irish are Boston College, Washington State, Navy, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, and Stanford. The Irish are going to have to play better defense to win those games, but they can do it.