Monday, August 08, 2005

Almost Here

Today marks the first day of football practice for Notre Dame, which means only one thing, the season opener against Pitt is only a few short weeks away. With only three starters returning on the defensive side of the ball and questionable depth on the offensive side of the ball, there is a lot of position battles shaping up. Mike Frank of Irish Eyes has a nice rundown of the different position battles. Blue-Gray Sky has two great articles here and here on some of the biggest questions facing the Irish this upcoming season. I would also recommend watching the Charlie Weis presser from today, as he answered questions on the lack of secondary depth, preparing for Pitt, the development of Brady Quinn and the tough schedule. My favorite quote from the presser was when Weis was going through the first 6 games on the schedule and rhetorically asked, "Do you think I'm going to have any trouble getting them up for the Ty Bowl on 24th of September?" September cannot come soon enough.