They went back to Training Camp---back to the basics.
But now its time to find out whether it was worth it for the Irish.
Notre Dame looks to avoid making history---bad history---Saturday afternoon against Michigan State at the Stadium.
No Irish team has ever started a season 0-4. The 2007 squad is already 0-3.
Michigan State, meanwhile is 3-0 and boasts and fantastic defense.
The Spartans have a nation leading 17 sacks this season. And that should be a huge advantage against an Irish team that has given up the most sack in the country---23.
For all the latest news and previews, tune into "Countdown to Kickoff" on Newscenter 16 at 2:30 on Saturday, followed by the Irish and Spartans at 3:30 here on NBC.