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Notre Dame Football: 3 Things As We Go Into the Last Game of the Regular Season VS Stanford

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I’m all smiles at 9-2

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Well, its here folks.

The last game of the regular season. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have one more game to complete an undefeated November for the second year in a row. This last game comes to us via a road game against the Stanford Cardinal. With Stanford having a bad season, this is a great chance to complete a 5 game sweep of lesser-than competition. For your game week pleasure, let’s consider some things here, shall we?

Three Things We Can Look To Consider This Game Week

Another “blemish” on Brian Kelly’s coaching record can be gone.

Brian Kelly, as we know, took over the team before the 2010 season. Since 2011, every odd year when the Irish play Stanford in Palo Alto, Brian Kelly and the teams have come up short. With Stanford having a pretty absysmal season, this is a GREAT chance to end that. Then, I will be happier because the BK nay-sayers will have one fewer thing to latch onto in their unending quest to get BK out as head coach. On Saturday evening, I want to be able to do one of those “Decade Challenge” pictures where one side is a loss to Stanford on the road and the other is of a pic of a victory on Saturday.

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Never forget that Stanford’s whole schtik is completely ridiculous.

First of all, they do have a stupid and creepy AF tree that is their mascot. Do not let that distract you from the fact that their nickname/mascot is literally the color cardinal. That’s right, Go Irish, Beat Pantone 18-1643 TCX. Also, I’m not going to get into it because my blood will boil, but their “band” is atrocity to bands and an atrocity to humankind. If you wanted more motivation to have the Irish beat them by a lot of points, here it is.

NCAA Football: Stanford at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe people could, oh I don’t know, SMILE and be happy.

The team has a really good chance to end the season 10-2, RIGHT where people predicted, and maybe even exceeding expectations. Yet, I have seen many people with this ho-hum, just another mediocre season attitude. I’m not letting that fly. The Irish just had back-to-back undefeated seasons at home, and 19-1 in their last 3 seaons at home. If the Irish get the W on Saturday, that will be back-to-back double digit win seasons. Everybody be a fan and enjoy it. Please.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports