OmahaDomer, the Yoda of Notre Dame statistical analysis, has an interesting look at the consistency (or lack thereof) of a few of our recent coaches. I think most folks had a general sense that the way our seasons unfolded under Willingham often defied rational explanation, but it's nice to see it all worked out on paper. And the conclusion is warm and fuzzy:
The good news, I suppose, is that ND has played well enough against the good teams to have decent or better years. But the Irish haven’t been able avoid season-killing losses to weak teams. If ND starts to beat the teams it should, things will look up in a hurry.