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A reporter asked if Notre Dame was overconfident going into Saturday.
Coach Weis answered, “But in this game [San Diego/Cal Poly], having watched two thirds of it so far, okay, there’s plenty of evidence on tape of things that we have to worry about. There’s plenty of evidence, be it their quarterback throwing the ball up and down the field. I’m not going to get too much into that game yet. But kickoff coverage team, you know, all of a sudden one guy blowing up everything there. You watch it on special teams. And then watch it on defense, you know, them creating turnover, turnover, and getting when they’re making a critical stop towards the end of the game when they had a chance to put the game away. So there’s plenty of evidence on the tape for our players to realize that they need to get to work.”
Their coach is dumber than our coach. Advantage San Diego.
The 6-3, 245-pound Smith, who promises Notre Dame's season-opening game against San Diego State (0-1) on Saturday is "going to be violent," doesn't think "Puppy" is a fitting moniker.
Listen, no one should throw a pity party for the Irish after last season's 3-9 debacle. We certainly won't. But we do think the deck was certainly stacked against them with that slate.