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Changing Notre Dame Irish expectations

Updated: September 13, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

It's time to declare a national moratorium on any expectations for Notre Dame football. No more lofty and unwarranted predictions, no more use of the words "Notre Dame," "Irish" or "Golden Dome" in conjunction with the letters BCS. And above everything else, no more gasps of surprise when it loses, no matter how ghastly the loss. Frankly, everyone should know better by now.

Notre Dame is an independent, so let's treat it independently. Let's start by saying it is no longer ...

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