Touchdown Jesus lives here, so does Rudy and just about everything else that is good in football.
These guys have their own TV contract, and have found a way to be successful even though they don't belong to a conference. This alone is amazing in itself.
The Irish have eight NC's ('43, '46, '47, '49, '66, '73, '88), and seven Heisman winners.
They sit third with total wins at 837 since they started the football program in 1887.
When you think of college football, you think of Notre Dame. They are the only private school on this list, and if this was a tradition and fan loyalty list only they would be up even higher. As of late the Irish are starting to slip, tradition and their television aren't luring the same coaches and talent that they once did. Kids are starting to opt to go south where their is sun and just as many games are on tv.
The legendary "Win one for the Gipper" speech has been repeated in several movies, and is know by every college football fan.