The honeymoon period for Marcus Freeman appears to be over as he is down 0-3 since taking over as head coach at Notre Dame.
With an upset home loss to Marshall on Saturday, Freeman is the first coach in school history to lose his first three games, dating back to the Fighting Irish bowling game. The Thundering Herd shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26–21.
Although Marshall had the lead for two quarters, Notre Dame bounced back with an early touchdown in the fourth as quarterback Tyler Buchner scored the team’s second touchdown of the day. He then raced for a two-point conversion, carrying Notre Dame ahead 15-12.
But Buchner’s efforts (and Michael Mayer’s touchdown 14 seconds from time) just weren’t enough against the Thundering Herd.
Freeman took over in the offseason at Notre Dame after former coach Brian Kelly left for LSU. His hiring was met with emphatic support from the players, as the young coach was promoted after one season as defensive coordinator.
According ESPN statistics and information. They joined Florida State in 2017 and Michigan in 2007.
The Fighting Irish haven’t started 0-2 since 2011.
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