You know I went watched some of the old replays of these games specifically the '73 rerun. No doubt, these were the 2 best teams at that time, but it was really difficult to watch the game given what you are used to seeing every Saturday in the fall these days. While watching, I remember thinking the pass defense for both teams was not particularly good - maybe for that era it was but certainly not now.
Occasionally, on this forum we get into the discussion of whether the 92 team 2011 team was better than the 66, 73, 78 teams. There is absolutely no way to do that comparison because I can say with complete certainty the 09 or 11 teams would absolutely kill any of those teams just based on the progression of the speed and physical development of players.
That's why I am so confident in our upcoming game - the ND mystique is simply no factor in this game. They have been irrelevant to us and the rest of CFB for so long - its now just simply 2 teams playing one another with us having superior talent and depth.
Can't wait to get it on!