Starting this week, College Spun is launching a debate-style feature series aimed at diving into some of the most hotly-contested topics in college football. They’re kicking it off with one simple question – have Michigan’s recent struggles eliminated Notre Dame from BCS title contention? They’re going to give you they’re takes, but we’re more interested in hearing what you have to say.
Simply put, yes. Here’s why.
Notre Dame won all 12 of its regular season games last year, reached the BCS National Championship Game, and got absolutely manhandled by Alabama in Miami. The game wasn’t competitive. It was borderline embarrassing – for both the school and the BCS. Brent Musburger talked more about Katherine Webb than he did the actual matchup, seemingly.
In college football, unfortunately, it matters where you finished last season. And to change perceptions, year-over-year, you have to go above and beyond what’s expected of you. The Irish, in my opinion, would have had to go 12-0 again, and in a far more impressive manner, to have a shot at returning to the title game. They certainly didn’t prove that they belonged there last year.
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