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Notre Dame Moving Closer to BCS Irrelevance

chicago Tribune

“It always starts and it always ends,” said Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, “at the quarterback position.”

If it were only that simple. The focus, everyone, isn’t on the quarterback position. It’s not about Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix or freshman phenom Gunner Kiel.

It’s about Notre Dame, the program. And where the Irish fit in the rapidly changing world that is college football.

Late next month, the BCS commissioners and the sport’s television partners will meet in South Florida to continue hammering out drastic change to the postseason. The Plus One playoff—four teams, three games, one national champion—is the preferred model for many administrators.

The key to Notre Dame’s success—to the program’s survival—is what...

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