Notre Dame defeated back-to-back ranked teams (No. 23 Pittsburgh, No. 3 Michigan) on the road for the first time since 2002, when Tyrone Willingham's squad defeated No. 18 Air Force and No. 11 Florida State. I don't know what type of message it sends, ... other than it says we're 2-0 and we're looking to be 1-0 against Michigan State next week.
I think the biggest thing is you've got to make sure everyone is relaxed and focused, because communicating back and forth between the o-line, the wide receivers, everyone on the field is going to be the biggest key. Obviously, there's a lot that can happen when the noise level goes up. Guys start losing their focus and let other things become a focus, so that's going to be the biggest factor - making sure guys are relaxed and focused.