LOS ANGELES -- Three months ago, Notre Dame was on the outside looking in. Nobody projected them to make a BCS bowl, let alone challenge for a national championship.
Brian Kelly said earlier in the fall he aimed to stay out of BCS politics.
Brian Kelly was alone in voting Notre Dame No. 1 a week ago. He has plenty of company this week.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There was no letdown, no signs of a trap, no heart-pounding finish, as there were in Waco and Eugene.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.