My initial thought on the upcoming game is this:
Notre Dame is predictable as hell. They run the ball straight ahead. They throw the ball downfield. Recall the dual horrors in 2007 when we were burned by spread offenses. Then we got just what the doctor ordered in Notre Dame for the third game.
The only caveat is if Jimmah and the receivers have improved or are good enough to beat us. In the past, they really haven't been. I'm not that scared of the running game, but our secondary was gashed a few times against Western and they will obviously be tested.
PS - yesterday was a beautiful, beautiful thing.