NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Close, but seven in a row for the Southeastern Conference.
That's the consensus of those I've spoken with here at the national coaches' convention. No one's giving Notre Dame much of a shot tonight against Alabama. And no, it isn't just because we're in a state that houses two SEC schools; the surveyed coaches comprise every region of the country, including the Midwest.
"I just can't see it," one BCS-level assistant coach said. "I think it'd be good for college football, lifting Notre Dame up and getting the SEC out of there [after six consecutive titles], but I really don't see it. Our staff's just amazed Notre Dame's even there."
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