The Brian Kelly era is a little more than two hours away from starting at Notre Dame.
The Irish are scheduled to kickoff against the Purdue Boilermakers at 3:41 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium.
Smooth ride to South Bend today with columnists Ben Smith behind the wheel and Purdue beat writer Stacy Clardie in the back.
A few thoughts before the game kicks off.
Looking forward to Notre Dame's new offense, with as much talk about how fast the Irish plan to play it should be entertaining.
The pace could also be a big help in keeping Purdue's front seven at bay by not letting the Boilermakers get too comfortable and set to attack.
Notre Dame's secondary will need to show last year was a blip and the cornerbacks and safeties that showed promise can lockdown receivers. The corners will be tested by Purdue receiver Keith Smith.
Finally, a prediction that is sure to make me look silly. But I'm looking at a lot of points being scored today, so, Notre Dame wins by scoring more than 50, but the Irish allow more than 40.