When you throw out terms like "big issues" it generally suggests some problems in the program. I was pretty humiliated with the performance on the NCG, but LSU suffered a similar fate just one year prior. In fact, LSU was manhandled by an even greater margin but managed to overcome that bad performance.
I am also not so blind to know that ND has some improvement before we are elite. But we just made the national championship 3 years removed from one of the worst eras ND football has experienced. IMHO, it seems a bit exaggerated to think that ND is plagued right now with "big issues." But that's why I asked because despite the handicaps I see substantial improvement, not finished product-type improvement but leaps and bounds nonetheless. I also don't get the impression that the staff is complacent with the status quo either.