Preseason magazines splashed its players across their covers. Its safety made his boxing debut at Madison Square Garden. One receiver spent his summer moonlighting as a pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization. It features a Heisman candidate at quarterback. That's hot. That's Notre Dame. But the Irish aren't the only hot item in college football. And not every aspect of Notre Dame's team is hot. Here's an early forecast for the 2006 season:
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