SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- After Saturday's skin-of-their-teeth win over Pittsburgh, Notre Dame players said they had learned their lesson.
Charlie Bliss, the mastermind behind Maine South's explosive spread option offense, knew Matt Alviti was a special talent from the first time he saw him as an eighth grader.
Earlier this week, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said history will have "no effect" on the 2012 Irish squad.
A decade ago, Notre Dame was coming off an impressive 34-24 win in Tallahassee over then-No. 11 Florida State, vaulting the Irish to an 8-0 record. The next week Notre Dame was No.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Notre Dame proved on Saturday that it's a legitimate national title contender.