Notre Dame was dismantled by Alabama in the BCS National Championship last year and lost some notable players from last season's roster, including linebacker Manti Te'o to the NFL and quarterback Everett Golson to suspension.
The Fighting Irish will have to find a way to pull out the win in a few tough matchups to have a chance at the championship again this season, including games at Stanford and Michigan.
Senior QB Tommy Rees will need to step up and lead the depleted offense if the Fighting Irish hope to replicate their success from last season.
Can Rees lead Notre Dame team back to the BCS National Championship game?
Watch as Michael Felder, Adam Kramer and Barrett Sallee give their predictions for Notre Dame this season.
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