Brady Quinn is under the illusion that ND’s losses to Michigan and USC really weren’t all that bad – that the scores were misleading, and that ND will be competitive against LSU in the Sugar Bowl. I can’t blame him for that last one. He’s a tough kid with serious skills, but I believe he’s had too much holiday Kool-Aid.
And we know that stuff will kill ya.
Just as ND’s fans have been deluded into believing they deserve this bowl bid – and that this bid is wholly unrelated to the Lou Holtz era teams with different academic standards – young Brady believes ND is right there – and on the verge of really competing with the big boys. He might be right, but we won’t be able to tell by looking in the rearview mirror. We’ll only know by looking ahead.
Notre Dame should play like a desperate team in the Sugar Bowl. Anything less will disappoint.