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12:32 PM ET 03.22 | The BCS National Championship Game did not go as planned for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and head coach Brian Kelly. Alabama dominated the Fighting Irish in every aspect of the game. Whether it was offense, defense or special teams, the Crimson Tide were getting the best of Notre Dame. Now, with an offseason to examine what went wrong, Brian Kelly is taking inspiration from Nick Saban's squad and focusing on a certain aspect of the game. Saban has inspired Kelly to focus on the team's underwhelming special teams unit heading into the spring. How will the Notre Dame special teams change? You can expect more starters on the units.

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March 22, 2013  08:07 PM ET

"Bama, the Irish are coming for ya!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 22, 2013  08:39 PM ET

Alabama didn't beat Notre Dame,, ND beat ND.
Bama got lucky.

March 22, 2013  08:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Alabama didn't beat Notre Dame,, ND beat ND. Bama got lucky.

LMFAO!!!! Okay!!!!!!!

March 22, 2013  10:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

LMFAO!!!! Okay!!!!!!!

Oh YEAH!!!! We'll see who gets the last laugh this year Mr!!!

THE IRISH ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HERE COME THE IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIGHT! FIGHT ! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!!

WE'RE GOING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF EM!!!!

AND WE'RE GONNA GET ON THE RUN MEN!!!

AND WHEN WE GET EM ON THE RUN,, WE'RE GONNA KEEP EM ON THE RUN!!!

FOR TODAY IS THE DAY,,, WE ARE GOING TO WIN!!!!

March 23, 2013  05:10 AM ET

KNUTE KENNETH ROCKNE LIVES...!!!

March 23, 2013  08:59 AM ET

There is more to it than special teams. Notre Dame players are actual students and they don't get any money in brown paper envelopes.

March 23, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Alabama didn't beat Notre Dame,, ND beat ND. Bama got lucky.

Did we watch the same game Van?

March 23, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Did we watch the same game Van?

I took the bat to the TV in the first half, to this day i have not watched the second half of that putrid vomit.
Time to regroup and make another go at it.

GO IRISH!!!

March 23, 2013  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Oh YEAH!!!! We'll see who gets the last laugh this year Mr!!! THE IRISH ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HERE COME THE IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIGHT! FIGHT ! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!!WE'RE GOING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF EM!!!!AND WE'RE GONNA GET ON THE RUN MEN!!! AND WHEN WE GET EM ON THE RUN,, WE'RE GONNA KEEP EM ON THE RUN!!!FOR TODAY IS THE DAY,,, WE ARE GOING TO WIN!!!!

I don't believe they play today.

March 23, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Alabama didn't beat Notre Dame,, ND beat ND. Bama got lucky.

Thanks! I needed the laughs!

March 23, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There is more to it than special teams. Notre Dame players are actual students and they don't get any money in brown paper envelopes.

This was good for some laughs, too!

March 23, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

.... Bama just showed up.

FIFY

March 23, 2013  06:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

FIFY

GRRRrrrrr.........

 
March 23, 2013  07:31 PM ET

ND will kick 'Bama's butt again, like they have in the past, and we will all remember the 1/7/13 NC game as the young men are doing it.
What goes around comes around, it's just a matter of time.

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