I could poke a bit more fun and remind people that a Brian Kelly undefeated team did play a one loss SEC team in a BCS bowl before...
But, in all fairness he didn't actually coach that game. Still, 51-24 was a pretty big blowout.
I also have to say this. I am amazed that Notre Dame is undefeated. I expected this schedule to chew them up and spit them out. Now, Michigan, Michigan St., Oklahoma, USC... all not as good as advertised. They caught a lot of good programs having mediocre years, but the point remains that they played a lot of teams that take football seriously. It might not quite be an SEC schedule, but it wasn't far behind either.
The comparison to the 1992 Alabama team someone made did hit on something. Both teams had great defenses and unimpressive looking offenses. Both programs had been through a period of playing below their typical expectations. Both were mocked a bit... I'm not saying they are as good as 1992 Alabama, but I'm saying they are a dangerous team.
I think Notre Dame is a better match-up than Oregon would have been. I'm really hoping Alabama gets to play them. But, honestly I'd consider Alabama at about a 50% chance of winning it all at this point. They have to get through Georgia, and stay healthy enough to beat a physical Notre Dame team. That is a tall order, but I for one am just glad they have that chance.