SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As a child, Kyle Brindza used to play roller hockey in the street with other kids from his neighborhood.
A year ago, Notre Dame was only a few days away from taking on Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl -- a far cry from where the Irish are today, breaking for Christmas as they prepare for the BC
Notre Dame's win over Oklahoma on Saturday vaulted the Irish to No. 3 in the BCS standings, narrowly beating out Oregon for that spot.