Notre Dame players ignoring attention
Irish blocking out national spotlight
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The first Notre Dame game linebacker Manti Te'o can remember watching on television was the last time ESPN's College Gameday was on campus. He was thrilled by the finish.
Unfortunately for Irish fans, though, Te'o was a Southern California fan back then and the play Te'o was cheering was the "Bush Push," when USC quarterback Matt Leinart spun off one tackle and stumbled into the end zone after a shove by tailback Reggie Bush to beat Notre Dame 34-31 in Charlie Weis' first season as coach.
A lot has happened since that game in 2005, most of it not good from the Irish perspective.
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