I chatted Thursday with ESPN sportscaster Mike Golic for a “Collected Wisdom” profile of him I am writing for The Oklahoman on Sunday. Golic is a former Notre Dame defensive lineman, who has two sons on this year’s team: Mike Jr., a fifth-year senior offensive guard, and Jake, a senior tight end. I also asked for his thoughts about the OU-Notre Dame game Saturday night on ABC.
“Well listen, Notre Dame’s defense has been playing as good as any defense in the country. So whenever you have that, you’re going to be in every game. Oklahoma is the normal team that is always in the thick of it, strong on offense, strong on defense. Notre Dame has a young quarterback that they are still working through and they have Tommy Rees, the veteran, if they want to go to the bullpen. Notre Dame is going to have to get a running game going, that’s going to have to help and maybe get a few big plays here or there. But I think it will be a good, close game. A lot of that is because of the defense, and
the offense is starting to get their running game going. Hopefully, they can control the ball some.”