SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Charlie Weis doesn’t want to hear about 2007.
Wipe it off the books, tear out the pages in the almanac; Navy still hasn’t beaten Notre Dame in 43 years. To Weis and the Irish, 2007 might as well have been a figment of their imaginations.
“We’re not saying one word about last season,” Weis said before the team’s opening day of fall camp. “It’s August 2008. There is not one word. You will not hear one word out of anyone about 2007. It’s August 2008.”
Who can blame Notre Dame for wanting to forget the school’s worst season since 1963?
The Irish struggled to 3-9, had the nation’s worst scoring offense, allowed an NCAA-worst 58 sacks and were near the bottom in several other national offensive and defensive categories.