Monday, July 17, 2006

Tony Barnhardt Talks Football

Here's what Barnhart had to say about Notre Dame:

After their team went 9-3 with tough losses to Southern Cal and Ohio State last fall, Fighting Irish fans are convinced quarterback Brady Quinn will take them all the way this time around. Our friends at The Sporting News have put Notre Dame at No. 1. We respectfully disagree. The offense will be top-notch again with Charlie Weis calling the plays. But the defense, which returns nine starters, has to get better. The secondary needs more athleticism. The linebackers are average. Frankly, Notre Dame will be fortunate to win at Georgia Tech on Sept. 2 and should be an underdog when it goes to USC in November. Penn State and Michigan are also on the schedule. :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source