That escalated quickly.
Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde presents the stages of grief in the Notre Dame locker room following Monday night's loss.
SI.com's Pete Thamel says there is plenty of room for growth, but the Irish can get back to where they were Monday.
The New York Post's Mike Vaccaro says no luck was needed as the Tide rolled over the punchless Irish.
CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler says the proud Irish defense was handled from the start.
When Irish fans have nightmares, they will see "42" in red, Tim Rohan writes in the New York Times.
The Chicago Tribune's David Haugh says Notre Dame looked like a shell of its former self against Alabama.
The Sporting News' Steve Greenber says Notre Dame received a reality check against the Tide.