Although Notre Dame has had enough scares throughout the season to earn each Irish fan a few gray hairs, we are to the point where we can start thinking about BCS bowls for this historic program.
Unless the entire team turns into a gigantic Alex Rodriguez and folds down the stretch, this is a team that is reaching a BCS bowl for the first time since 2006.
The question now is which bowl is it going to be, and which team are the leprechauns going to play?
Those questions will be answered during the next few weeks as teams finish up the remaining schedule. At this point, Notre Dame could appear in any BCS bowl game from the Orange all the way up to the national championship game, which is the ultimate prize for Irish fans.
While everybody is wondering where the rest of the season will take Notre Dame, here are some of the toughest teams it could face in any BCS bowl.