Irish Lose Again
Things could have not gotten much worse for Notre Dame's freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen in Saturday's 38-0 loss to Michigan. Clausen, the top-ranked prospect in the country last year, completed 11 of 17 passes, but only for 74 yards and one interception. He was also sacked eight times by the Wolverine defense and had a lost fumble. Coach Weis announced during the post game interviews that they are going to "start over from day one of training camp on Monday" and that all the positions are "up for grabs". The Fighting Irish are now 0-3 and have yet to score an offensive touchdown. It does not get much easier either with their next five games against Michigan State, Purdue, UCLA, Boston College and USC, who currently is ranked number one in the BCS poles. Michigan's running back Mike Hart was the star of the game getting two touchdowns on 35 carries and collecting 187 yards. He did not need much though to back up his promise of a "guaranteed victory" earlier this week, since Michigan's defense held the Irish to 79 total yards.