For all the positives that come out of Notre Dame's loss on Saturday, all I can say is OUCH!

Ouch for the Notre Dame football team, who played with desire not seen in what seems like a decade. Ouch for the Irish coaching staff, which also put together a fantastic game plan that has been lacking for the same decade. And ouch for the Irish fans, especially the many who likely can't utter a word due to lack of voice or desire to live the last two minutes again. Ouch, ouch, ouch!!

This one will hurt and hurt for a long time, but I can't imagine what the Notre Dame football team must feel like today.

There isn't much to say about this game. All that needed to be said was said on the field--the way it should be.

And even though the Irish lost on Saturday, they really won. Notre Dame won their respect, and being feared is not far behind.

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