Cowherd spoke about the Fighting Irish today.
Notre Dame sits at 1-1 after two weeks, and the Irish are coming off a 20-19 loss to Georgia. Head coach Brian Kelly’s seat remains hot.
On his show “The Herd” today, Colin Cowherd gave his thoughts about ND. He feels the Notre Dame profile has “shrunk” and says he’s paying less attention to the Irish.
“The Notre Dame games don’t feel as big to me anymore,” Cowherd said. “Maybe it’s the whole Harbaugh’s gone to Michigan and raised the profile of the Big Ten. But I gotta tell you when I wake up in the morning and I look at the schedule, I’m not checking on Notre Dame games anymore, and I love the sport. And I’m not an anti-Notre Dame guy.”
You can see the whole clip below:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 12, 2017
Analyzing why Notre Dame isn’t as dominant or “relevant” in modern college football is a topic that gets brought up frequently. ESPN’s Ivan Maisel wrote about it last week, saying he felt conference realignment played a major role in Notre Dame’s diminished standing.
The bottom line is, the Irish remain a quality program and they still should bounce back from last season’s 4-8 disaster by reaching a bowl game in 2017. However, a 7-5 or 8-4 record will still leave fans grumbling that the team remains a rung below the elite in college football.