He did both.
''I believe if our kids continue to work and stay together we have a chance to win every game we play, he said. ''But we could lose every game we play, too. We have no margin [for error].''
And then his penchant for candor seemed to get the best of him. Dayne Crist getting stopped for no gain on fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line on Notre Dame's first possession really bugged him.
''If you can't punch it in to start the game from the one-foot line with the big guys we've got up front and a 230-pound quarterback, that says something right there.''