Separated at playoff berth? While investigating potential bounce-back season candidates, the profiles of the Bruins and Irish started morphing into identical twins. We saw the sonogram and named them “Jackie” and “Knute.” Both schools are coming off unacceptable, 4-8 seasons, with losses to USC and Stanford. Both lost heartbreaking openers, last year, in Texas, in overtime.

UCLA and Notre Dame, in my opinion, have the prettiest uniforms and call home to the No.1 and No.2 most hallowed college football stadiums. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.