Notre Dame is relevant again and will be playing in the national championship for the first time in a while. Regardless of what the outcome is in the big game, the fact is that the Irish will have a lot of questions to answer once this season comes to a close.
There are many starters on this year’s championship team that will not be around next season. And the coaching staff will have to replace many key guys on both sides of the ball if returning to the championship is at all a possibility.
Who is going to replace Manti Te'o? Who will be the starting running back? How will the offensive line look with a couple of big guys graduating?
The team will have these issues to address in a couple of months.
For now, let's make some very early predictions.