Long streak of bowl losses? Sorry, ma'am, that was the Irish who spit the bit in the postseason!
Feeling shame over firing your minority coach preemptively or kicking an old man off your coaching staff for no good reason? Well, the Crusaders would never do such a thing!
Hoping to appeal to a broader base of today's fans? Nothing like an abstract, non-denominational nickname to ramp up patronage among the savvy consumers of a new millenium! Is "Spirit" already spoken for? By a men's team, I mean?