Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires
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Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires

Irish face CFP uphill struggle without a conference title to chase

Photo: Brandon Wimbush fumbles

One reason Notre Dame had scheduled Georgia was to gain a win over a Southeastern Conference school in a tough matchup. The Irish hoped to see it factor into their College Football Playoff selection hopes.

Notre Dame’s strategy was to play a tough 12-game schedule as an independent to overcome not having a 13th game, a conference championship contest. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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