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100 Thoughts In 100 Days: Notre Dame’s Most Recent Greatest Moment Is Still 1993

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25 years later, Notre Dame’s win over Florida State in the “Game of the Century” has still not been topped by the Irish.

Florida State v Notre Dame Photo by Brian Masck/Getty Images

Alright y’all... we are 93 days to kickoff for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and instead of just posting a random picture of whatever with a number, you’re going to get a chance to dive even deeper into my everyday thoughts.

It’s not always going to be pretty, and you have to remember: these are just random streams of thought and in no way should constitute a firm belief or ideology (mostly).

THE BEGINNING OF TODAY

Everything that we know about the state of Notre Dame football today, can be traced back 25 years to the 1993 season. Despite multiple “good”seasons over that time, the ‘93 season still remains as the last iconic year for the Irish (and the last great Holtz team). It’s what Notre Dame has been trying to get back to being — a true national power that is feared and respected.

Although the 2012 season was incredible, the ass-pounding by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS Championship game basically ruined everything (or we can just blame the Kansas State Wildcats — YOU BASTARDS!)

Notre Dame’s victory over the Florida State Seminoles in the “Game of the Century” is the greatest regular season win that the Irish have had in 25 years, and Cotton Bowl victory over the Texas A&M Aggies is the best bowl victory in the last 25 years. It was also the last National Championship for the Irish.***

Countdown To Kickoff... Notre Dame's Win Over Florida State in 1993

With 93 days to go for Notre Dame Football, we look back at the 1993 "Game of the Century" between the Irish and the Florida State Seminoles Football team.

Posted by One Foot Down - For Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Everything Notre Dame is doing today (for better or worse) is an attempt to get back to the power and prestige that they have not had since that season. 25 years is a long ass time. Too long for many of the Irish faithful, and even at half that number, it would still be too long.

How can Notre Dame get back to that level? What will this season bring? Will Notre Dame rise above expectations or will they once again fall short (or long) of that season’s accomplishments?

We are 93 days away from being able to start to answer that question for this year.

*** One Foot Down fully recognizes the 1993 National Champioship as well as 20 other championships: 1919, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1938, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1988, 1989, and 1993.