Fall of a power
Jordan Carey | Thursday, April 8, 2010
In my four years at this wonderful university, I have witnessed many great things. Unfortunately I have also seen the complete fall of a once-powerful baseball program. While I will admit that my coming to the university coincided with the loss of one of the top five coaches in the nation (Paul Mainieri), there is no reason our program should have gone from a Big East dynasty that was a perennial player in the NCAA Tournament to a Big East afterthought that has not made the tournament in four years.
While I will admit that baseball at Notre Dame doesn’t receive the same amount of attention as basketball or football, there is no reason a team which made the College World Series in the past decade should currently stand at 9-17.
From everything I have heard about him, Manager David Schrage seems to be a great man. However, I do not think our university should accept mediocrity in a sport that we had dominated for well over a decade. If Mr. Swarbrick does decide to make a coaching change at the end of the year, I think he should look no further than Brian O’Connor, a former Notre Dame assistant and manager of the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers.