Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Notre Dame chronicles- Part 5

In the aftermath of Notre Dame's 20-3 demolition of (then) #10 Michigan State, there is a much different atmosphere than for any Notre Dame game in at least 6 years. Certainly it is different than last year's game. Notre Dame is no longer merely playing for pride and a chance to-perhaps- work it's way back in the top 25. No, win this game and the Fighting Irish are a top 10 team in the Associated Press poll.

Yet, the domination of the Spartans did not just put the Fighting Irish in position for a special season this year. It was a potential program changing win. Notre Dame beat a top 10 team on the road and are 3-0 for the first time in a decade. There are a boat-load of potential recruits attending the Michigan game and as depth continues to grow, one can see emerging the foundation of a championship caliber football team.

Consider this. Since their September 10, 2011 loss to Michigan, the fighting Irish have gone 11-3. The three losses were by a combined 32 points to three elite teams who have all been part of the National championship conversation- Florida State, Stanford and USC.

Consider further that we just throttled a top ten team, in their own back yard, that was enjoying their longest home winning streak in almost 60 years.

One ticket site is fetching up to $763 for a ticket to the Michigan game.

I leave tomorrow. I've got chills.

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