Notre Dame Football: Comparing 1988 Championship Team to Brian Kelly's 2012 Unit

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Notre Dame Football: Comparing 1988 Championship Team to Brian Kelly's 2012 Unit
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How would you compare Brian Kelly and his Irish team to the one that Lou Holtz carried to an undefeated national title run in 1988? 

It has been many painful years for the folks out in South Bend since that team walked off as champions, and it would be an amazing feeling for Irish fans to enjoy some recent success.

But what does this year’s undefeated team have in common with the one before it? Are there any similarities and which team would you pick as the best of the two?

Let's break down these two historic football squads and see how they compare to one another.

Note: All stats were gathered by ESPN or Sports-Reference.com

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