Sorry Tony, Justin, and all Notre Dame fans. It looks like this season was not meant to be, even though you guys haven't played a game yet. You are on the cover of SI this week, killing your chance at a National Title.
But wait! There is some hope! Before you continue cursing, I'll let you know that this is part of a six cover college football preview, distributed regionally. The other 5 teams are (the) Ohio State, Texas, LSU, USC, and the always dangerous West Virginia.
There is something that you should worry about, though. All three men on the cover above (S Tom Zbikowski, QB Brady Quinn, and LB Travis Thomas) shave their arms and legs. I would expect that from wideout Jeff Samardzija because of his Cubs connection, but not these guys.