Irish are ready for bright lights of College Football Playoff
The Fighting Irish have arrived in the Lone Star State.
Notre Dame convened in Dallas Sunday night, as they are just five days away from taking on Clemson in the college football playoff semi-finals.
Setting foot in Dallas, of course, makes the moment a little more real.
This will be the first appearance in the college football playoff for Notre Dame, and in talking with members of the team over the last several weeks, they're more than aware that this will be the biggest game they've played yet.
It's also not a secret that their opponent is no stranger to this type of setting.
Clemson has reached the Playoff in each of the last four seasons, capturing the title back in 2016.
But when the time comes and the Irish step onto the field at AT&T Stadium, they believe that they won't be fazed by the moment.
"I'm not worried at all about it," said Miles Boykin, senior WR. "Like I said, this group is different from other Notre Dame teams in the past. This is why we came here. There is no other reason to come here than to play in big games like this, so for us to be anything other than prepared for this game would be an embarrassment to this program. "
"We've played in big games all year," said Jafar Armstrong, junior RB. "The first game we played was against Michigan. That game was very huge, so I think we just focus on the details as if it's just another game, even though its a big game. It's going to be the game of the day or the two games of the day, trusting the process and trusting what got us here."