Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:00 pm

JR's pix: What? Irish -4.5???

I hate it when a line sticks out so much that I think it's the Lock of the Year. Why? Because it's often a trap and I'm usually wrong.

How can Notre Dame be favored in Ann Arbor?

Are the Irish overrated & overhyped as they usually are?

Is South Florida better than your average team? Are the Bulls one of the top 20 or so teams in the country?

I didn't see any of Saturday's game, so how much did the weather play a role in the result? I know the Bulls started the scoring with a 96-yard fumble return for a TD.

Now to A2:
How good is "That school from up North?" Is the defense better, cause it sure stunk in 2010? We know Denard Robinson is major threat. What does a 34-10 win over Western Michigan even mean? (Does the MAC suck or what?)

With next week's game in the Big House, Notre Dame's -4.5 sure likes Vegas knows people love playing the Irish ... or am I sucker, because "That school from up North" should be the favorite.

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