Notre Dame enters this season as a top-five team and despite having games at No. 2 Ohio State and against No. 4 Clemson, certainly seems like a team that will contend for a College Football Playoff spot.
But for a minute let’s assume the Irish go 10-2 and end up playing in the Orange Bowl. Is that acceptable for Marcus Freeman in his first season? We discussed that a bit a week or so ago and it came up again when I sat down with the Always Irish podcast.
We went with the assumption Notre Dame would go 10-2 and then discussed why there was one opponent of the essentially big three (Ohio State, Clemson, and USC) that the Irish absolutely could not afford to lose to.
Here’s a hint.
It’s USC and it’s not close.
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