Big things could be ahead for Irish
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com -Originally Published: September 15, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Let me tell you what more than a few giddy Notre Dame followers are doing after the Fighting Irish upset Michigan State, 20-3, Saturday night.
They're looking at ND's schedule and they're channeling their inner Ara or Lou. They're letting their imaginations wander. They're dreaming of Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami.
Jan. 7 ... and the BCS Championship.
"Don't do it," warned senior wide receiver John Goodman, whose first-quarter touchdown catch gave Notre Dame all the lead it would need. "From past experiences, if we ever looked ahead or something, things didn't work out."