Notre Dame 2008 Football Schedule

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish come off a difficult 2007 where they only won 3 games and lost 9.  Notre Dame started 2007 on a 5 game losing streak and was never able to turn things around from there.  They lost by a score of 38-0 to both Michigan and USC, two the Irish’s biggest rivals.

So Notre Dame fans are looking towards the future, and not at the past, as the 2008 college football season approaches.  They once again will rely on Quarterback Jimmy Clausen and Head Coach Charlie Weis, but this season many people predict that duo will lead the Irish to much better results.  Clausen has had a whole year to improve and is free of the injuries that plagued him last Fall, and Weis is ready to get the bitter taste of last year’s losing season out of his mouth.

Notre Dame will once again be challenged by a brutal schedule that has them playing the cream of the crop in college football.  They will play a handful of teams that will be included in everyone’s top 25 lists, like USC, Penn State and Michigan.  As well as a host of other talented teams that are burning to knock down the Irish again.  So how will Notre Dame fare in 2008?  See below for my prediction.

2008 Notre Dame Football Schedule:
Sept 6 – Notre Dame vs San Diego State @ Notre Dame Stadium
Sept 13 – Notre Dame vs Michigan @ Notre Dame Stadium
Sept 20 – Notre Dame vs Michigan State @ Spartan Stadium (MI)
Sept 27 – Notre Dame vs Purdue @ Notre Dame Stadium
Oct 4 – Notre Dame vs Stanford @ Notre Dame Stadium
Oct 11 – Notre Dame vs North Carolina @ Kenan Memorial Stadium (NC)
Oct 25 – Notre Dame vs Washington @ Husky Stadium (WA) 
Nov 1 – Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh @ Notre Dame Stadium
Nov 8 – Notre Dame vs Boston College @ Alumni Stadium (Mass.)
Nov 15 – Notre Dame vs Navy @ M&T Bank Stadium (Maryland)
Nov 22 – Notre Dame vs Syracuse @ Notre Dame Stadium
Nov 29 – Notre Dame vs Southern Cal @ The Coliseum (CA)

I predict Notre Dame will go 7-5 in 2008 with their losses coming against Michigan, Michigan State, Washington, Boston College and USC.  The will get selected to a Florida bowl game and will finish the season with a win to go 8-5.  If that happens, that would be a phenomenal bounce back season after the dismal 2007.

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