Every program has its ups and downs. This season, without question, Notre Dame has seen its fair share of peaks and valleys.
Looking back at the first nine weeks, we will examine some of the biggest surprises of the 2011-2012 college football season for the Fighting Irish.
Nostradamus himself would have had trouble predicting a few of the twists and turns that have happened thus far.
Fans shouldn't be taken aback that Michael Floyd leads the team in receptions and yards. However, everything from a quarterback change to a few surprising losses have had fans wondering, "What if?"
But the season hasn't been all doom and gloom. Some players have showed resilience and battled through adversity, and a few guys have even surpassed remarkably high expectations.