Irish want to finish title agenda
No, he never circled the potential dream date on the schedule. Yes, he is psyched about the thought of his No. 1 Notre Dame team facing No. 2 and defending national champion Alabama for the national title on Jan. 7.
"It is the ideal world to be in right now, man. It's awesome," Motta said. "But, no, I never would've thought about it."
It will be even more ideal if the Irish climb one final hurdle, this one against a Crimson Tide team that is going for its third national title in the past four seasons.
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