Notre Dame Football: Little To Cheer for With This Wrecthed Version of the Irish

Michael McCormickContributor ISeptember 25, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Taylor Skaufel #40 of the Stanford Cardinal tackles Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as Shayne Skov #11 closes in at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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I am disgusted. I am enraged. I am stunned that in one week the Notre Dame offense has lost so much ground in one week. This game represents not a step backward, but almost a complete disintegration. I have not seen such a pathetic effort since the nightmare of the 2007 season.

Someone on Notre Dame's offensive line has to stand up and lead this unit. I am at a loss to explain why they were allowed to stay on the field. This unit performed so poorly that it is difficult to believe that anyone could have performed worse. This is the type of game which makes fans believe that the coaching staff sold out to the other side. The 3rd quarter was too painful to watch. The utter lack of production from the offense is mind shattering. We were sold on that fact that Coach Kelly was an experienced coach. It seems that he does not have the ability to make changes when things do not go well. Coach Wies was often criticized that he would not change his game plan until it was to late. I see no improvement so far this year.

Our quarter-back situation is deplorable. This time D. Crist did not start to make plays until the 4th quarter. I wish someone would let him know he has to play a complete game. I cannot really blame the skill positions, as the offensive line was so pathetic. I do not understand why Crist fails to utilize what should be one of the finest receiving corps in football. Our team speed also needs attention.

It was really disgusting to see the penetration allowed by our offensive line. It seemed that Stanford had a direct path to the quarter-back on almost every play. At this time I see only half hearted efforts, with no consequences by the coaching staff. I think the entire starting line should be benched. As I stated before, who would do worse than the current lot. Only the recthed line that "played" in 2007.