The Notre Dame basketball team has struggled a bit out of the gate and now head coach Micah Shrewsberry is pondering some changes.
That might be good news considering how poorly the Fighting Irish played against a Western Carolina team that shouldn’t have been much of a fight, let alone a loss. That the head coach is already talking about changes also demonstrates how in flux the program is, in Year One of the Micah Shrewsberry experience.
Earlier this week, when Shrewsberry was asked about slow starts to the games – something that has been evident in both of the contests this season so far – the coach went in an unexpected direction.
"“That’s what practices are for. These guys are gonna tell me who’s gonna start.”"
The obvious implication from those comments is that he thinks a lineup change might be what is needed to stop those slow starts. The question, of course, is just who might be getting bumped to the bench.
Shrewsberry went on to say that he doesn’t think its smart for a coach to approach a season believing the opening night lineup is going to be the lineup for the entire season. That is especially true when you’re talking about a Notre Dame Basketball team with so much uncertainty and youth.
Notre Dame Basketball could see changes on Friday night
The Fighting Irish’s next game will be its toughest test of the season. Shrewsberry’s boys will face off against an Auburn Tigers team that is one of the best in the country.
That could mean that changes are coming immediately in order to try and start differently. It’s also possible a game against a team of this caliber means changes won’t come just yet.
As up and down as things have been, adding guys who aren’t used to being on the floor together might not be the best idea.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see if the Notre Dame Basketball team has shown who should be starters or not.