SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame will win a national championship under Brian Kelly. That is, if you believe numerology.
The magic number is 23, according to Blue and Gold Illustrated.
“It started with Knute Rockne in 1918,” the magazine wrote. “Twenty-three years later (1941) it was Frank Leahy who took the reins, and then 23 years after that (1964), it was Ara Parseghian. Twenty-three years later (1987), Lou Holtz was in the process of building a champion, even though he was hired in 1986. But even Halley’s Comet is off a year one way or the other from its scheduled 76-year appearances, so we’ll excuse that.