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Coaching change

John P. Pastore | Tuesday, November 10, 2009

 I watched in disgust as the football team was hung out to dry this past Saturday. The defense was as ill-prepared as any and the inability to score from within the red zone was baffling. Time after time, I said to my son, “Navy must have 12 men on the field because they seem to have two to three defenders on the receivers.” When it was first and goal at the two, we came away with no points. Navy’s first play after taking over was a 39 yard run by the fullback — another run — and an eventual TD.

I don’t expect ND to win every game but losing twice to Navy in three years is unacceptable. Losing to Syracuse last year was unacceptable.
 
Our coach is a 1978 grad. Maybe he should look at his performance through those eyes. I think the book is called “No Excuses” — so put that in to play and admit that you are not a college head coach.
 
John P. Pastore
alumnus 
class of 1965
Nov. 9

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The Observer is a Student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame & Saint Mary's. Learn more about us.

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archive

Coaching change

John P. Pastore | Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I watched in disgust as the football team was hung out to dry this past Saturday. The defense was as ill-prepared as any and the inability to score from within the red zone was baffling. Time after time, I said to my son, “Navy must have 12 men on the field because they seem to have two to three defenders on the receivers.” When it was first and goal at the two, we came away with no points. Navy’s first play after taking over was a 39 yard run by the fullback — another run — and an eventual TD.

I don’t expect ND to win every game but losing twice to Navy in three years is unacceptable. Losing to Syracuse last year was unacceptable.

Our coach is a 1978 grad. Maybe he should look at his performance through those eyes. I think the book is called “No Excuses” — so put that in to play and admit that you are not a college head coach. 

John P. Pastore

alumnus

class of 1965

Nov. 9