"This is the one opponent that's more hated than they are," he said. "Give the Irish fans a chance to squander the goodwill."
Alabama-Notre Dame a tough call for neutral fans →
"It's kind of bizarre to be honest," said Joe Hettler, a 2005 Notre Dame grad who hopes to attend the championship game. "I've been a fan since I was literally 6 years old. Nobody ever roots for us."