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Notre Dame fans excited about visit from ESPN

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In Michiana all eyes are on the Irish, but Saturday the nation got a glimpse of Notre Dame's pride.

"Puts it on the national scale almost. Everybody's been talking about how we're not relevant anymore and I think College Gameday kind-of speaks to the fact that we are," says ND student, Kyle Opet.

With an undefeated record going into Saturday's game, the ND spirit is contagious and being featured on E-S-P-N cranked the excitement up even more.

"Everyone woke up earlier than normal and it was really loud, it woke us up in our dorm. Usually everyone's kinda spread out, but everyone's here all together, just showing school pride, it's great," says ND student, Sarah Lovejoy.

"The energy's really good, there's a lot going on on campus, there's a lot of people here, a lot of action," say ND student, Lou Shadley.

The ESPN College Gameday Show visited Notre Dame to kick off another Saturday full of football. Notre Dame was last visited in 2005 and fans were eager to welcome the show back.

"It's cool to be on campus and know that all the nation's eyes are right here," says Katie Rohrbacker.

But the excitement started long before today.

"We've had guys camping out on the library quad since Thursday and people have been having so much fun," says student, Andrew McDonough.

But it's not just local fans that are having a good time, people are here from all over.

"Me and him have been watching Notre Dame Irish games in Virginia for like 20 years together.We've always wanted to come here and watch," says Robert Noga.

These fans are hopeful for the season ahead.

"I don't think that momentum is going to be stopped by anything easy," says Lovejoy.

"I think so far, they've shown that they can compete with great teams," says Opet.

And we will have plenty of opportunities to watch them go up against those great teams as the season continues.

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