What a sad game that was in El Paso yesterday. One can question why Harris started and why the offensive plays were otherwise so uninspired. But the assistant coach for offense is now gone, and today the 'Canes belong to the new head coach, Al Golden. So 'Canes fans have a hope and a future.
Golden attended the game yesterday, sitting up in one of the VIP boxes, however, and appropriately not on the field. He gave interviews at half-time to the pro-ND CBS announcers and was very diplomatic about the old UM program but still candid and intelligent about assessing where the 'Canes need to go. I think the U did a very smart thing hiring Al Golden.
Speaking of CBS - one could say that at least Brent Musberger didn't call the game. Lunquist and whatshisname weren't much better. It really fried Carol and me when Lunquist referred to the old ND-UM rivalry with the "Catholics vs. Convicts" libel. The phrase "stupid jerk" comes to mind.
But what else is new? All the best to the 'Canes in 2011 and God bless and keep safe Al Golden (a Red Bank Catholic High School grad) as he flies around the country for the next several weeks on his recruiting mission.