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Notre Dame Football enters the final week of their season ranked #1 in the AP since 1993, and the first time ever in the BCS era.
Against the University of Southern California this Saturday at the Coliseum, all that is on the line is a shot at the National Championship. No biggie, right?
I mean, this is a Trojans team who started the season at the very spot the Irish are trying to end at (#1), but are now unranked. They have managed an extremely disappointing 7-4 record; losing to every ranked team they’ve played this year, plus Arizona. And not to mention that their starting quarterback, Matt Barkley, is out after suffering a shoulder injury in the last minutes of the their loss to UCLA, so they will be starting red shirt freshman Max Wittek at the position. With the Irish’s #1 ranked scoring defense, that should be no problem at all right? Right?
As Lee Corso might say – “Not so fast my friend!” This could wind up being the ultimate trap game for Notre Dame. USC will still bring...
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What a wild, wild week for Notre Dame football, and for the BCS overall.
Irish fans, starving for a potential National Championship game berth, knew that not only did the Irish have to take care of business against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday, but also needed some help from Kansas State or Oregon. Unexpectedly, they got help from both.
But first things first: The Wake...
Lane Kiffin is known for many things. Draw your own conclussions. However, he is known for holding is cards close regarding discussing player injuries. And now, here's this. Yesterday's practive video shows freshman quarterback Matt Wittek taking snaps preparing to be the starter for Saturday's game with Notre Dame. That's fine, no problem at all. Starter Matt Barkley...
According to all major polls, Johnny "Football" Manziel is the current leader in what has been an up and down Heisman race this season. The Texas A&M Aggies sensation has a strong chance to become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. The university is also campaigning for Manziel as Heisman and has a webpage with a YouTube video dedicated to the effort. Manziel...
And here we go… This weekend, Notre Dame plays their final regular season game of the year – the annual rivalry game with the USC Trojans. This year though, the game has a little more importance, and a little less luster. Of course, the importance of the game comes from the fact that Notre Dame [...]
Brian Kelly appears to be the coach with all the right answers.
Nearly every decision he's made this season has seemed to work out, from picking Everett Golson as starting quarterback to having Tommy Rees replace him at key times. Kelly has led Notre Dame from unranked to the brink of what could be one of the best chapters in the storied program's history as the top-ranked...