It was another historic day for the University of Notre Dame yesterday, and as this season has gone, another truly awful one.
They were beaten by Air Force on Saturday, 41-24 at Notre Dame Stadium, and now for the first time in their glorious history, the Fighting Irish have lost nine games in a season. They are still winless at home, and their final two games of the year are against two very weak teams: Duke at home, and Stanford on the road.
And I honestly wonder if they can win either one.
More history. The back-to-back losses to Navy and Air Force means that ND has lost to two service academies for the first time in a season since 1944. Yep, since World War II.
No sense rehashing the Air Force loss. The Falcons are a good team, and it was their eighth win of the year. But Notre Dame looks so pitifully bad on offense that they are just about unwatchable now. And if they lose one of the last two games, they will have double-digit losses for the first time ever.
The announcers yesterday tried to look positive about ND's future, as they said next year's incoming class of players could be one of the best in the nation. Heck, it's got to be better than this.
It couldn't be any worse.