We are, though, burying one long-standing fallacy of college football: the idea that times had so changed that Notre Dame could never again compete for national championships, at least without lowering various academic and behavioral standards or joining a conference.
Notre Dame is irrelevant, they said. Notre Dame is arrogant to stay its course. Notre Dame is delusional, nothing but a fight song, some old movies and a deal with NBC it didn't deserve.
Well, Notre Dame is 11-0 and ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings heading into Thanksgiving weekend, 60 minutes from a spot in the title game, the very definition of competing for a national title.
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