The news out of South Bend, Ind., on Saturday will undoubtedly focus on the losing coach. Let's take a minute, though, to salute the winner.
Just moments after
By the end of the interview, after talking about "little known Connecticut" coming to play "this storied program" and notching "the best win we've ever had," Edsall was choked up and weeping. I'm guessing a whole lot of people watching were, too.
You couldn't find a coach or group of players more deserving of a triumph than the Huskies, who improved to 5-5 with the victory. Entering Saturday, their last win had come against Louisville back on Oct. 17 -- about nine hours before Howard was stabbed to death outside of the school's student union.
But with Edsall's joy comes further misery for doomed Notre Dame coach
"If you think they hired me here to go .500, you've got the wrong guy," he said.
Well, they got the wrong guy.
Notre Dame hired Weis based on his reputation as an offensive guru, and in that department, he largely delivered. He led the Irish to consecutive BCS bowls his first two seasons behind
But so, too, has teams with seemingly inferior talent having their way with Notre Dame's defense. Connecticut running backs Dixon and
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They lost to just such a coach Saturday.