Originally Posted by Hunting Man
I didn't figure ND would match up very well.
ND had some impressive victories along the way to their #1 ranking before the BCS game. What is never considered is how well a coach can get a team "up" for a game after almost a month layoff. Some coaches are masters at it, and some aren't. There was no fire in ND when they came out of the tunnel onto the field. From their play during the season, ND had the right to be there. That loss is pinned almost entirely on the coach, Brian Kelley, in my opinion.