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Midwest Sports Fans:
Being a former resident of the Hoosier State, I should be excited about Notre Dame’s undefeated season — and I am.
But as far as the Irish’s national title hopes, I don’t see them ending well in Miami versus whichever SEC behemoth wins this silly conference title game Friday night in Atlanta.
Congrats on making the BCS National Championship Game Brian Kelly…but you’re likely to lose, and it won’t really mean much of anything anyway.
And that’s just another black eye for college football, coming off a 2011 season that most called awful on and off the field.
Another Meaningless BCS Title Game
Truth be told, could Notre Dame beat any of the top six SEC teams more than three times out of ten? Could they beat one-loss Kansas State or Oregon right now? Probably not, despite what the esteemed Jon Washburn pontificated earlier this month.
The Irish had nice wins over Oklahoma and a few others. But they got lucky against Stanford; they struggled mightily against overrated Michigan, bad BYU,...
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