The new Yankee Stadium will host college football - Army vs. Notre Dame - next Saturday, November 20th. Looks great.
2009 - 6-6
2008 - 6-6 - beat Hawaii in Hawaii Bowl 49-21
2007 - 3-9
2006 - 10-2 - got crushed by LSU 41-14 in Sugar Bowl
2005 - 9-2 - got beat 34-20 by Ohio St. in the Fiesta Bowl
2004 - 6-5
2003 - 5-7
That's a 45-37 mark in the regular season for the previous seven seasons - a .550 winning percentage. They've lost 9 of their past 10 bowl appearances.
Notre Dame is similar to the Yankees in that everyone loves to hate them (I hate ND and love the Yankees). They are always on national television. They haven't really been relevant on the national scene since their 10-2 campaign in 2006. Brian Kelly did a great job at Cincinnati, but I'm not quite sure why he's struggling so much at ND. (Side Note: I think he should have claimed some responsibility for 20 year-old Declan Sullivan falling off the scissor lift in miserable conditions).
In any event, I hope the Black Knights beat the Irish - just like Navy and Tulsa. They have a stiff test this week at home against #15 Utah (who will be angry (for Mormon's) after their BCS hopes were destroyed by TCU).
Time for lunch.