Irish need to stifle Navarre

Stopping Michigan quarterback John Navarre will be key for Tyrone Willlingham and the Irish, while Arkansas and Texs have to stuff the run.

Updated: September 10, 2003, 5:12 PM ET
By Lee Corso | Special to ESPN.com

In your opinion, what are Notre Dame's chances against Michigan? Do you think Notre Dame's defense can contain Chris Perry and John Navarre?

Jon, Indiana

The Irish certainly have a chance in the Big House. Any team that can come back from 19 points down to beat an opponent like Washington State has a shot against the Wolverines. The key for Notre Dame's defense will be stopping John Navarre, who hasn't had to throw much in the first two games. Shutting down the passing game will make ...

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