Notre Dame has stepped into the Top 10 of the AP Poll as a legitimate contender for a national title. The 2012 Irish have finally paired a solid defense with a progressing offense. Bold predictions are beginning to fill the air, as Notre Dame attempts to push through the remaining 2012 games.
There have been struggles at times, but Notre Dame remains unbeaten. The Irish have thrived off of its defense which has been very stingy against the run. Manti Te’o has been the leader, taking this defense to new heights. Only Alabama has been better this year.
Notre Dame is playing two quarterbacks by necessity, but the result has not been a disaster. The ACC is wishing the Irish would just join as a full member after this start, but they will take what they can get.
Here is a look at what the rest of the 2012 season could bring for the Irish.