Notre Dame sits at 4-3 on the year with five games left to go as they continue to prepare for Syracuse this weekend.
Notre Dame will be a slight underdog against the Orange,
who were handed their first loss of the year last Saturday after giving up 17 fourth-quarter points at Clemson.
If things play out according to what the oddsmakers say, would Notre Dame accept a bowl invitation?
That would mean Notre Dame falls at Syracuse, at home to Clemson, and at USC while beating Navy (Baltimore) and Boston College.
The last time Notre Dame finished 6-6 they declined a bowl invitation.
It should be noted that came at the end of the 2009 season right after Charlie Weis had been fired.
2008 also saw Notre Dame go 6-6 in the regular season as the Irish accepted an invitation
to the Hawai’i Bowl where they routed the University of Hawai’i and also took advantage of their proximity to prized recruit Manti Te'o.
Part of me gets that with accepting a bowl bid that is more important than the destination or opponent comes
I’m not against Notre Dame saying something like “we don’t reward 6-6 with a bowl
appearance because our standards are higher than that” type of thing.