Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/13/12
The Stanford Cardinal and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet for the 27th time this Saturday, and the rivalry has never meant more for both schools. The schools have always had similarities due to the heavy emphasis both universities place on academics, but in recent years, both schools have gone head to head on the recruiting trail. With Brian Kelly's decision to move Notre Dame towards a more power based offensive attack, the similarities have become even more obvious. Notre Dame will try to defeat a team that virtually mirrors its flaws and strengths. It's important to note just how well all the players involved in this match up know each other and their opposing school. Every player on scholarship for the Irish except one (Gunner Kiel) also received an offer from Stanford. There's not a deep pool of talented football players who also have the academics to be admitted into and survive the curriculum at a Stanford or a Notre Dame. Despite what Brian Kelly says, the game matters a grea...
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