Pressure is always on Notre Dame

Updated: September 10, 2004, 2:39 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

It's true that Notre Dame rushed for 11 yards and punted 11 times last week in losing to BYU. It's NOT true that Touchdown Jesus has lowered his arms, stuck a single fist in the air and been renamed Fourthdown Jesus.

Not yet.

It only seems like every down is fourth down these days at Notre Dame. Fourth and long. That's because even now, 16 years after the Fighting Irish won their last national title and 11 years removed from their last serious run at one, so many people seem shocked ...

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