Living in Chicagoland since birth, I’ve been told my entire life that if I didn’t like the weather,
just wait 15 minutes and it’ll change. I won’t say an outlook for a college football program changes quite as quickly
but it’s not too far off. The belief that was restored in the Marcus Freeman era at Notre Dame
after the Irish knocked Clemson around Saturday night was a feeling Irish fans haven’t had in a long time.
After the 0-2 start to 2022 and the embarrassing home loss to Marshall,
there was fear that Freeman was on his way to being the next Bob Davie.
to judge off of and very few of those being games being positive, it didn’t feel good.
Notre Dame fans are aware that Marcus Freeman played his college football at Ohio State where he had great success.
Freeman was a two-time All-Big Ten second-team selection with the Buckeyes before being drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Kirby Smart didn’t end up getting drafted after his college career but did sign with the Colts for the 1999
preseason after earning All-SEC honors as a defensive back at Georgia.
He won four letters with the Dawgs where he starred in the same secondary as the legendary Champ Bailey.