Wednesday's entry about BCS title dark horses prompted a lot of similarly themed questions in this week's mailbag:
From @wesleyj83: Expectations for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are always high, and they depress me every year. How good can the team be this season?
You're correct. They almost always are. Having said that -- I'm sure this will prompt a lot of eye rolls -- it's not unrealistic to expect this year's Irish team to make it to a BCS bowl game.
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