If anybody really thinks that no bowl game on Earth would take a Notre Dame squad with a winning record… well, I’m still sitting on some very attractive oceanfront property in Hahira. We need to talk.
“Just because they tweet something emotional during that time, that doesn’t matter,” Smart contended. “It gives the other team motivation. But our team was motivated to play Texas. Texas outplayed us, outcompeted us. They outcoached us. They out-physicaled us. They did a lot of things better than us.” — USA Today, 1/2/19