Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
It's that time of year... Spring practices are in full swing and there is optimism from campus to campus. What's the best way to get the pulse of Irish Nation? A mailbag! Many of you sent in questions and/or concerns via Twitter and e-mail, now let's start this Spring off right. Can you give me an idea on how we plan on navigating this brutal schedule? - @Tyler_Nohe Just to make sure, everyone has seen the schedule, right? Tyler chose the perfect word; brutal. The 2012 schedule includes: vs Purdue; @ Michigan State; vs Michigan; vs Miami; vs Stanford; @ Oklahoma; vs Pitt; @ USC. That's eight brutal games with the three most brutal being on the road! Now, that doesn't mean that the Irish can't navigate through it with success. If I were a betting man, I would say the OU & USC games would be the only ones in which the Irish are not favored. Notre Dame will have to have a crisp offense to get through this schedule. Snapping the ball with a few seconds left on the playclock, not...
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