Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/25/12
Nevermind what haters say, ignore them ’til they fade away. - T.I. Yep, let the haters hate as Notre Dame is headed to the National Championship game for the first time since their last undefeated and national championship season in 1988 following a 22-13 win over bitter rivals USC. Unlike that 1988 team this one will get to the title game on the backs of their defense, a unit that carried them all season and again tonight. For all of the haters out there, that's 24 years since their last championship and last championship game appearance too. For a team that's supposedly given all the advantages in the world of rankings and matchups that's sure a long time, huh? A lot has changed around the landscape of college football and in the Fighting Irish program, but the one constant is that the Irish's national title hopes have always hinged on a season ending matchup with the Trojans of USC. On Saturday night the Irish passed their weekly test. One the pundits have said they had to...
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