Have Irish Won Last National Championship?

Notre Dame won nine games last year, due greatly to the strength of its special teams, not its offense which needs to step up. The Irish are looking for a star to lead the way. If they don't find one, they may have won their last national championship. John Jackson, ND beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes that there are those who feel recruiting, tough academics and an uninspiring offense have knocked the Irish off the pinnacle and they may never return.

September 4, 2001

Have Irish Won Their Last National Championship?

By John Jackson
Chicago Sun-Times

 John Jackson, the beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, takes a searching look at this year's Irish. They need an explosive offense and a star there.

 Maybe, it's Julius Jones; maybe David Givens.

He also writes, however, that there are those who feel that Notre Dame may have won its last national championship. Recruiting, high academics and an uninspiring offense have conspired to knock the Irish from the pinnacle, perhaps never to return.

It's a contoversial look worth reading:
http://www.suntimes.com/output/campus/cst-spt-inside04.html

 


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