The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the University of South Florida Bulls to kickoff the 2011 season.
The Bulls finished last season with a 31-26 win over Clemson in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Head Coach Skip Holtz—son of legendary Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz—is in his second-year at USF and is a Notre Dame alum.
These are the top five players to watch out for as the Irish begin their pursuit of a BCS Bowl game birth at home against USF.
USF Quick Facts
Location: Tampa, Florida
Enrollment: 48,000 students
2010 Record: 8-5 3-4 (Big East)