Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Notre Dame Can Still Hang Their Heads High
Although it was a humbling experience in Miami, Nobody can deny that the future for Notre Dame is looking bright. Notre Dame is once again a place where recruits want to come. When I think of this season, I think that it is only positive that can come out of it. For the Irish to get to the Title game in the first place was a huge accomplishment.
Looking at the game itself, although the result was ugly it is a nice learning experience for them. Playing on a stage like that was like no other these players have been on. The experience of being there will be good so they know better how to prepare next time. Like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith said, " You've got to lose to know how to win."
I have no doubt that Notre Dame will be contending again next year. Everett Golson will continue to grow and be even better. There is lots of guys coming back and another class coming in.
There will be some notable holes to fill. Theo Riddick is gone for sure while Cierre Wood has the option to return but it is uncertain whether he will. With or without Wood, George Atkinson needs to take his game to a higher level.
Tyler Eifert is a huge hole to fill at Tight End as well as Zeke Motta at safety. Obviously the biggest hole to fill though is Manti Te'o. That is not only as a linebacker but also as a leader. He and all these others will be sorely missed.
While the BCS game didn't go as planned, Irish fans for the first time in a long time have a lot to be excited for next season.