Kapron Lewis-Moore remembers arriving at Notre Dame when football was at a low point. He was a redshirt freshman, and the Fighting Irish were slogging through a 7-6 season under former coach Charlie Weis when the snowballs started flying. "We played Syracuse and we lost that game," Lewis-Moore said. "The student section was throwing snowballs and marshmallows at the football players. After that, I was like, man, it doesn't get any worse than that right there." Notre Dame dismissed Weis after he went 6-6 the following year, and Brian Kelly took over as head coach. After back-to-back 8-5 seasons in Kelly's first two years, the Fighting Irish are now undefeated, ranked No. 1 and preparing to take on defending national champion Alabama in the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship Game.