my dad got his Masters at Notre Dame while in the military between WWII and Korea (he served as a Lt. Commander in both wars) so, I was aware of why… whether out of loyalty or not… their schedules usually have as much fluff as, say, Alabama. Sorry, not buying the loyal patriot argument, but thanks for the effort! Stanford is more rigorous than Notre Dame (seriously don't try to debate that one) and ummm, well, yeah. Notre Dame is yesteryear. done. over. they aren't choosing it, they are stuck in a place where players DON'T want to go.