We as sportsfans, bettors and industry professionals working in sportsbooks have been watching the downward spiral of the of the circus that has been the Notre Dame football team over the course of the better half of this decade. It seems this season, they’ve hit rock bottom.
It’s a combination of events that have finally brought this football team to its knees. First a student filming practice dies after being blown off a tower by gail force winds. Why he was up on a tower risking his life for Notre Dame football while gail force winds were blowing, well that’s now the subject of a police investigation which may cost a lot of people their jobs.
On the field the situation doesn’t look any brighter, nor will it in the near future. The team stinks. Their recent loss to Tulsa at South Bend was just the icing on the cake. In was supposed to be an emotional game in which the team played for their fallen brethren Declan Sullivan, instead is was yet another heartbreaking loss placing the team at 4-5 and pretty much ending their bowl game hopes. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the team and coach Brian Kelly, one of their recruits, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end Aaron Lynch de-committed. He’ll likely be taking his talents to South Beach.
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s our job to kick teams when their down, so Sportsbooks should have odds up on whether the AD and Brian Kelly’s entire football staff will get the axe at the end of the season and if charges will be filed against the school for negligence. Surely, Notre Dame Alumni would also like charges to be filed against the football team and coach for defamation of the Notre Dame name.