The Big 12 may be feeling unfairly left out of the College Football Playoff field and the SEC may believe that all four finalists in the playoff brackets should have come from their conference.
The day before Notre Dame's 31-0 thrashing of Michigan, the Irish received a special pep talk from a Golden Domer legend.
In August, few outside Notre Dame's locker room expected the Irish to play for a National Championship.
Most years the No. 3 ranked player in a recruiting class choosing to attend Duke would be a simple case of the rich getting richer.
In the sense of competing for a National Championship, getting their degrees and being captains on the team that brought Notre Dame back, the decisions of Manti Teo and Tyler Eifert to return to So