Jags as OC: Season 2, Notre Dame
Think the Notre Dame game is a big deal now? When we were at one of our low points and they were the No. 13 team in the country, it was an even bigger deal. In 1998, TOB and Co had the Irish on the ropes and were about to pull off a huge upset only to come up short in the most frustrating manner. You can read about the 31-26 loss here or just watch the end below.
First downs 26
Punt Returns 1-13
Kickoff Returns 5-103
Interceptions Ret. 0-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14
Time of Possession 31:25
What can we learn from the game? Before I get into the lessons learned, did you guys notice the young kid with the headset and dejected look? That was Jags. As I mentioned in the very beginning of the coaching search, Jags was a key figure in that loss. But I’ve moved on in a major way and hold no grudge against our new coach. In fact, I think the stubborn way TOB dealt with the team over the next eight years leads me to believe it was TOB’s call to go for it four straight times.
Although it is all under the bridge, if I ever get a chance to interview Jags I will ask him about that game.