Notre Dame Football: Why Weak Linebacker Play Will Keep the Irish Out of the BCS

Posted by Trey Bradley on September-21-2009 Add Comments

Saved by Kyle McCarthy, again.

As he's been every week, Notre Dame's senior safety was the team's leading tackler against Michigan State, and his third interception in as many games saved the season and Charlie Weis' job.

Know how many top ten teams currently have a strong safety leading the team in tackling?  One.

Yet Notre Dame's top TWO leading tacklers are safeties (McCarthy and Harrison Smith, respectively).  I won't waste your time by asking if any top ten teams have to endure that ignominy.

So it's no wonder the Irish rank 96th nationally in total defense, and can safely be eliminated from BCS contention as a result, in spite of the Heisman candidate at quarterback and perhaps the best offense...

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