We’re at the end of the countdown. Let’s celebrate:
A day before Notre Dame takes on Navy, here’s a picture all Annapolis fans can appreciate. Quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, center, leads the celebration after Navy’s 46-44 triple-overtime win over Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Nov. 3, 2007. The victory broke a Notre Dame win streak stretching back to 1963 (and this guy). The 2007 season would be head coach Paul Johnson’s last in Annapolis, with assistant coach Ken Niumatalolo taking over for the season-ending loss to Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl and holding the job ever since.
Navy and Notre Dame have split four games since the 2007 streak-breaker, with the Irish winning last year’s showdown 56-14 in South Bend. This year it’s off to Ireland, where the Irish lead the series 1-0 thanks to a 54-27 win in 1996. Check back with After Action for game coverage — and plenty of pictures.