LOUISVILLE – Brian Kelly was curious. His players were curious.
The sport’s most demanding fanbase was curious as well heading into Monday night’s road test against a downtrodden Louisville program breaking in a new coaching staff. Vegas oddsmakers installed Notre Dame as a 20-point favorite over a team that went 2-10 a season ago and featured the third-worst scoring defense in the country (44.1 points per game).
Coming off the program’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff, what would emerge as the collective identity of Notre Dame’s 2019 edition?