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Irish capable of unbeaten season

August 10, 2011 - Burt Angeli
A perfect football season for Notre Dame and second-year Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly?

Dave Cokin, a veteran Las Vegas handicapper and ESPN Radio host, believes it’s possible.

"I like Kelly, he's a hell of a coach, and they are going to win big this year," Cokin told Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I would be very, very surprised if they don't win at least 10 games. I would actually be shocked if they don't get to nine wins.

"I've got to tell you something, if they don't win double figures and get to one of the big bowls, I think it's a huge disappointment. I think Notre Dame literally could win every game."

The experts believe Notre Dame will be an underdog to just one team — Stanford and star quarterback Andrew Luck on Nov. 26.

"For once, Notre Dame has got an easy schedule," Cokin said. "There is just not a lot on that schedule that's going to beat them."

Notre Dame is a 10-point favorite in the Sept. 3 season opener with South Florida.



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