There aren't too many people that would have thought Notre Dame would have jumped out to a 4-0 start and been considered a Top 10 team the first month into the season. Looking at the schedule before the games kicked off, it was almost a certainty that the Irish would have had at least one loss as we entered the month of October.
Thanks to terrific play on both sides of the ball, Notre Dame is playing its best football under head coach Brian Kelly and really looks like a BCS contender early on. But before we can declare this team a true contender, there are still eight tough games this club must overcome in the next couple of months.
The next contest that is on tap for the Irish is a trip to Soldier Field to play the Miami Hurricanes in the annual Shamrock Series. While this may no longer be the same Miami squad we all witnessed back in the 1990s, this is still a 4-1 football team that recently knocked off an above-average Georgia Tech squad.
Notre Dame has had a week off to prepare for the Shamrock Series game, which gives us plenty of time to break things down and begin making predictions.
Here are five bold predictions for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish when they take on the Miami Hurricanes in Week 6.