All offseason, Notre Dame fans loved new head coach Marcus Freeman. After all, while Brian Kelly wins a lot of football games, he’s not exactly the most likable guy. Plus, Freeman was recruiting at a level the Irish have not seen in the modern recruiting era. Even after their loss to Ohio State, 21-10 in the ‘Shoe. But, that changed today as Notre Dame lost 26-23 to Marshall at home with a fourth-quarter meltdown.
Notre Dame totally melted down in the fourth quarter
It’s not as if the Irish played well in the other three quarters. But, it was good enough to give them a slim 15-12 lead heading to the final frame. The Irish defense, which was great a week ago, allowed a long touchdown drive for Marshall to take the lead at 19-15 with 5:32 left . . But, what really did the Irish in was two dreadful interceptions by first-year starter Tylor Buchner. The first of which was taken back for a pick-six, and the second was one of the worst throws you will see all year.
— 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 @𝗙𝗧𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝟳 (@FTBeard7) September 10, 2022
Excuse my french, but this throw is so bad you have to see it.
QB Drew Pyne fait son entrée à la place de QB Tyler Buchner… Interception !
Notre Dame sombre à domicile et Marshall file vers la 2ème victoire de son Histoire contre une équipe du Top 10.
— TBP College Football (@thebluepennant) September 10, 2022
Notre Dame fans are beside themselves
The Notre Dame message boards and twitter-verse are in shambles, obviously.
@JoeCahlo is not buying the Marcus Freeman hype anymore, clearly
Words don’t describe how pathetic this program is currently.
— Joe Carlo (@JoeCahlo) September 10, 2022
Some think Freeman should be fired already
This Irish fan has a pretty strange palate cleanser for watching that game.
— Jimmy LaBell (@TheBull51) September 10, 2022
The rest of the college football world rejoices
It’s no secret that Notre Dame is not well-liked by most college football fans due to perceived preferential treatment within the sport. Naturally, people are rejoicing on Twitter.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>When Notre Dame loses, America wins. <a href=”https://t.co/tfxTAHu5xN”>pic.twitter.com/tfxTAHu5xN</a></p>— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) <a href=”https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1568714761143042049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 10, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
I’m not sure if this is an official holiday, but many fans nationwide will be celebrating anyways.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Good news, everyone! Today is International Shit on Notre Dame Day!<br><br>Wait, that's every day!</p>— Schlasser (@UrinatingTree) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UrinatingTree/status/1568720785908310018?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 10, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
@Slance5289 points out just how much trash talking Irish fans did over the offseason about Notre Dame’s recruiting prowess.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>All that mouth running Notre Dame fans did all off season just for them to come into the season and lose the first two games of the season. How embarrassing. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/frauds?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#frauds</a></p>— Sean (77 days) (@Slance5289) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Slance5289/status/1568726958757871616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 10, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
It seems as if the grass may not have been greener for the Notre Dame football program when Brian Kelly left for LSU.