Lou Holtz went on the teevee earlier this week and predicted that Notre Dame would reach the BCS title game, a proclamation on par with “Dewey Defeats Truman” and “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman.” Holtz’s rant isn’t as far-fetched as it seems, especially when one takes the “body of work” approach to who should play in that game instead of the “best team playing right now” mindset.
“I’m not saying they’re the No. 2 team in the country,” Holtz said on ESPN. “But if you look at the schedule and say who’s going to end up 11-1 or 12-0, I don’t think anyone has a better chance than the University of Notre Dame.” via.
Fair enough, but it’s bizarre that Holtz–a Notre Dame guy through and through–would levy any extra pressure on a program with already-maligned expectations and a hot-seat coach in Charlie Weis. Sure, their entire offense is coming back. They weren’t exactly hot stuff last year. Could Holtz be paving the way for Weis’ ouster and Urban Meyer’s regime in South Bend? Meyer has already said he doesn’t want the job. That means he totally wants it. Coaches are just like chicks. They always want it, even if they say no, run away and call the police as you undress. They just can’t get enough. Answers.