After a 4-8 season in 2016, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly made a bunch of changes. They worked as the Fighting Irish went 10-3, the third time in eight seasons that the Notre Dame has won double digit games under Kelly.

This season the Irish will try to post 10 or more wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1992-93, when Lou Holtz was the head coach. Can they do it?

The schedule, which includes Michigan, Stanford, at Virginia Tech, at Northwestern, and at USC, says no.

I say yes. And here are three reasons why:

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