Notre Dame Football's Greatest Challenges for Irish to Repeat Perfection

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Notre Dame Football's Greatest Challenges for Irish to Repeat Perfection
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Will Notre Dame repeat regular season perfection?

Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an opportunity to repeat regular season perfection in 2013.

Last year was undoubtedly an overachieving campaign, but the Irish do face a winnable schedule this fall.

That said, by no means does "winnable" equate to easy. For one, count on every opponent giving Notre Dame its A-game.

It's a chance to knockoff the BCS runners-up, not to mention prevent Kelly and Co. from encoring 2012's magic. The good news for the Irish faithful, however, is the schedule almost mirrors last year to a T.

Nine of the 12 teams are the same, while three newcomers—Temple, Arizona State and Air Force—enter the mix. Ahead, we check out which foes will be Notre Dame's toughest 2013 adversaries on the gridiron.

 

Note: Full view of 2013 recruiting class rankings on Scout and Rivals.com.

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