It's been 10 years since the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have started a season this well. To stay undefeated, they'll have to find a way to beat one of the biggest thorns in their side Denard Robinson and the Michigan Wolverines.
The No. 11 Fighting Irish seek their first 4-0 start since 2002 when they host the 18th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night.
The Irish who won their first eight games in 2002 have allowed just 30 points in three games, including a stellar defensive performance in a 20-3 upset at then-No. 10 Michigan State last Saturday. Notre Dame has its highest ranking since also being 11th before a loss to LSU in the Sugar Bowl following the 2006 season.
"You want your team with confidence and you want people to talk about your team in the sense that this is a big game," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "Those are the kind of things that coaches want to try to balance. Because if you don't have confidence and nobody cares, that's not a good place to be. These ar...