Notre Dame hasn't looked like a team with their lofty No. 2 preseason ranking, but they have survived the toughest stretch of their schedule as the prepare to host Stanford this weekend. Michael Williams (5-10.5, 187 pounds) has watched the Notre Dame closely and he will be making his first official visit to watch the Irish take on the Cardinal.
"I'm going to South Bend to watch the game against Stanford," Williams said of his plans to travel to South Bend. "I think they'll win. They'll do good. They've been managing to get the win, except against Michigan.
"That game was just one of those things, you have so much skill on both sides that anything can happen on any given day. It's like the NFL."
"The guy (Mario Manningham) that scored on Terrail [Lambert] has scored in every game," Williams said. "It looked like [Notre Dame] had a breakdown in coverage, because he gave him a free outside release on one of his touchdowns. It looked like there was supposed to be a safety over the top. I don't think coach Weis would give a receiver a free outside release without help over the top."
After the dust settled, Michigan headed back to Ann Arbor with a convincing win and seemingly the inside track with Williams.
"Not much," responded Williams when asked the role Michigan's win would play in his decision. "It was surprising, but apart from that it doesn't have much to do with it. Notre Dame didn't come out and play to the best of their ability."
Like Williams, Lambert attended St. Bonaventure high school, so Michael was excited to see the Irish cornerback make several big plays against Michigan State.
"I had a feeling about that game," Williams explained. "I was really happy for him. He was awesome."