August 31, 2007

Prister's Preview: Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech


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Is there such a thing as a must-win on Sept. 1?


Notre Dame's 2007 season-opener against Georgia Tech certainly initiates that sentiment with trips to Penn State and Michigan on deck.


A loss to the Yellow Jackets will certainly launch the "Notre Dame will start 0-3 talk" from the pundits who are predicting a down season for head coach Charlie Weis in his third year at the helm.


Former Irish head coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz all won national titles in their third season at Notre Dame. Weis certainly belongs in that realm of coaching know-how, but he'll have a tough enough time surviving September let alone discussion of Notre Dame's first national title in 19 years.



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