Should ND have gone or stayed home? 

December, 17, 2009
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Last week, I rolled out a new concept for Thursdays called "The Argument." (Refresher: Here's the first one, about how to truly define the Heisman trophy.)

The second edition (i.e., right now) focuses on this question: Should the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have accepted a bowl bid this season, even though Charlie Weis had been dismissed as head coach?

Let's start with "The Golden Domers should have stayed home." Making that argument is John Walters from the Daily Domer. Walters, a Notre Dame grad and a longtime Sports Illustrated writer, covers the Irish with perspective and humor.

John Walters' Take: ND Shoulda Stayed Home

In the days leading up to the 1992 Sugar Bowl, then-Fighting Irish coach Lou Holtz supplied a one-liner about his own underwhelming squad: "What's the difference between Notre Dame and Cheerios? Cheerios belong in a bowl."

Those Irish? They were 9-3.


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