Notre Dame is back.  Notre Dame is BACK.  Pick one. Well, it depends on what happens next week in Austin, Texas when the Irish open the 2016 season at Texas.

A repeat of last season’s 38-3 trouncing of the Longhorns will re-start the anti-Charlie Strong chatter in Austin and re-start the bandwagon that is always ready to go when Notre Dame wins a highlight game.

Win that game, beat Nevada the next week and then win the third game against Michigan State and you can pencil the Irish into the Final Four right?  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.