With the 2009 NCAA football season coming to an official close tonight with the BCS title game, I am jumping months into the future and previewing Notre Dame's 2010 football schedule.
With newly hired Brian Kelly only a month into his tenure and the recruiting dead period about to end, a quick look at the upcoming Irish opponents and the state of each program is useful.
I have ranked the games going from the twelve to one, going from the most winnable to the most difficult matchups.
Discussing Notre Dame's schedule is always a lively topic, so feel free to comment on any of the opponents with thoughts and analysis.
Now, imagine the weather outside is sunny and a comfortable 73 degrees. Notre Dame Stadium is packed once again and the Brian Kelly era is about to start!