FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1973, file photo, Notre Dame players 

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1973, file photo, Notre Dame players team point their fingers skyward as they chant "we're number one" after defeating then-undefeated Alabama 24-23 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Alabama (11-1) finished the regular season undefeated and was declared the national champion in the coaches poll, where the Irish were ranked No. 4. Notre Dame (11-0) then defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and AP named Notre Dame the national champion. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1973, file photo, Notre Dame players team point their fingers skyward as they chant "we're number one" after defeating then-undefeated Alabama 24-23 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Alabama (11-1) finished the regular season undefeated and was declared the national champion in the coaches poll, where the Irish were ranked No. 4. Notre Dame (11-0) then defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and AP named Notre Dame the national champion. (AP Photo/File)
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