1. At this stage of history, Notre Dame is clearly better than us. I don't know why/how they went into their little January funk that kept them from finishing first in the regular season, but they are the best team in the league IMO. So while we shouldn't go 0-5 for the season against anyone, there is no shame in losing to ND in a one-game playoff.
2. Props to the boys for their late season run,
3. BUT - what the late season run showed, unfortunately, is that there is no reason for this team not to be cruising into the NCAAs with 24-25 wins. The late season run showed that our problem the first 30 games was NOT lack of talent. The first game of the season, the 2d home game against Miami, the series at Northern, the series at Ferris, the January home games against BG and Alaska - all wasted opportunities. Every game counts.