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    Hear It From a Student - Not Over Yet

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    I said at the beginning of the season that my family's tell for Notre Dame football being "back" is a coach's third year. Every coach who has ever won a national championship took home their first in that pivotal third year of coaching.

    This is Brian Kelly's second. And it's not over yet.

    So there are bumps. Every great coach, player, team, sports movie has bumps. But there are things I see in this season that are making me anxious not just for next season, but for the remainder of 2011. As if I wasn't already awaiting that third year.

    We may be losing Michael Floyd next year, but we'll be able to continue to watch him break records while making make highlight-reel catch after highlight-reel catch in a Notre Dame uniform.

    The Irish are also retaining and developing a lot of potential that Kelly will continue to cultivate.

    Andrew Hendrix and Tommy Rees, as a combination of quarterbacks who play off one another.

    George Atkinson III, who is having a remarkable freshman year.

    Cierre Wood, Theo Riddick and TJ Jones will have the ability to step up and fill the offensive hole Floyd will leave.

    There are flashes of greatness and glimmers of hope yet to be seen in this season. Every time I walk down the tunnel after the postgame press conferences, I see those banners, and I remind myself of the tremendous weight that tradition has here.

    That tradition isn't going anyway. This school isn't about quitting.

    - Lauren Chval ('13)

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