Originally Posted by Why Am I Banned
So when the team wins, it's a credit toward Quinn, but when they lose, it's the defense fault?
No, Brady Quinn and the Irish can't defeat the top competition in the nation because they operate with an inferior defense. When they win, it's just cause they're better then the other team. If they had a respectable defense, they would be able to compete with Michigan and USC.
An example that just came to me was Peyton Manning and the Colts, not comparing the two, but the situations. This may be bad, but it's what I intially thought of, Manning can lead the Colts over lesser opponents, but when matched with a team generally regarded to as an equal opponent, he doesn't win cause his defense is horrid.
That may be bad, but hopefully you grasp my point.