"We Either Come Together As a Team, Or Lose As Indviduals"

Zach BeattyContributor INovember 26, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 21: Armando Allen #5 and Robert Hughes #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish leave the field after a loss to the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies at Notre Dame Stadium on November 21, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Connecticut defeated Notre Dame 33-30 in double overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Notre Dame football right now is not where it should be at by any means. I have sat down every Saturday for as long as I can remember and watched my team, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  With players such as Jimmy Clausen, Golden Tate, Micheal Floyd, and Armando Allen the Irish should by vying for a BCS birth.

Instead Irish Nation (fans) and the team themselves are wondering where it all went wrong. I have what I believe is the short and sweet answer, Charlie Weis has dragged the program down. When Charlie came to South Bend 5 years ago I remember watching the press conference, and he stated something along the lines of 6-5 is not good enough for the school and it sure as hell wasn't good enough for Mr. Weis.

But here we are 5 years later sitting in disbelief, feeling like we were told one thing, and the complete opposite happened. Now not all of it is Coach Weis' fault, but enough of it is to say sorry Charlie and pray to god himself Urban Meyer lied back in May when he said he would never come to Notre Dame.

All I want is to feel that pride and tradition again, the feeling knowing we can play with anyone anytime and that our team will not end every season in mediocrity. I went personally to the Pitt vs Notre Dame game two weeks back, and I will tell you when Golden Tate returned that punt for a touchdown to give the Irish a chance I got that feeling, the feeling like nothing can stop the Irish, even though Pitt eventually did on a b.s. call. That's neither here nor there.

My headline for this article comes from the movie any given sunday, and I feel thats exactly what the staff at Notre Dame needs to be telling the players. I know Irish Nation is agreeing with me on all this, but for once I wanted to give a fans perspective not an "analyst". In closing, WE ARE ND! There is always 2010.