Notre Dame is heading into the 2013 season with a huge chip on its shoulder. The program was flat embarrassed in the BCS National Championship game in January, and it left the Irish faithful wanting more from their beloved team.
The new year is expected to bring the same success, but there is a short list of important items that have to be taken care of before this program can return to the heights it achieved last season.
This is a look at the five things that the Irish will address this spring and summer as they prepare to make another run at the crystal ball. Brian Kelly knows what it takes to win, and these items have his attention heading into 2013.