Irish bring some magic
Notre Dame will win the BCS championship.
On paper the Irish should not. They don't even play in the SEC.
But there is something magical about what Brian Kelly is doing in South Bend. Yes, they've had the luck of the Irish this season, but they're good, too.
They have the defense. The offense has gotten better as the season has progressed. They seem to have the right chemistry.
Fans either love or hate Notre Dame, but something about college football seems better when the Irish are in the title hunt.
They have the history – and they will make some more in the BCS championship game. Can't you hear Lou Holtz now? Notre Dame wasn't even in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.
ND has found a way
For a good chunk of the season, Alabama appeared to be from another planet. Then a force named Johnny Football swept into Tuscaloosa, and the Crimson Tide plummeted back to earth.
So the BCS championship game will feature an Alabama team that for basically every weekend but one appeared to be in its own class. Even Notre Dame, which did not falter even once, appears in some ways less complete and formidable than the defending national champions.
So why does it feel like the Irish are going to win Jan. 7? Because it just does, even as Alabama represents the sternest challenge yet to what Notre Dame does well at the line of scrimmage on both sides. Notre Dame has found a way all year, or the ways have found Notre Dame, so why not once more?
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