|BCS rout takes shine off Notre Dame's 12-1 season|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:20|
Kelly says the Irish (12-1) know how much better they need to be to compete for a national championship, a title that has eluded Notre Dame since 1988.
The performance is likely to leave lingering questions about just how good the Irish were this season and whether they can put together another good season next year. Notre Dame hasn't won a major bowl game since beating Texas A&M 24-21 in the Cotton Bowl following the 1993 season and has put together back-to-back strong seasons just once since Lou Holtz stepped down following the 1996 season.