It wasn’t long after PTI’s launch in 2001 that Notre Dame fired football coach Bob Davie. Eleven years later, the Irish are finally back on top, ranked no. 1 and playing for the BCS title. Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser have somehow kept their jobs throughout, commenting at every turn on the fates and fortunes of the historic football program. We offer it up here as an illustration of how Notre Dame has changed in recent years, as well as how our perceptions of it have changed.
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Erik Rydholm is the executive producer of PTI.