Before the Clock Starts: T-7 Weeks

Only seven Saturdays remain without football, and Before the Clock Starts continues into its second year.

As with last year, we'll take a look at what conference champions do before the clock starts: The pregame show. Designed to set the tone for the football game to follow, pregame shows are, by design, high-energy, crowd-focused, and school-centric.

Last year, I was quite intentional about leaving Notre Dame out. After all, the model calls for conference champions; if you're not in a conference, you don't get to play. That said, I conceded this year than an undefeated regular season and a national championship game appearance warranted inclusion, so here they are.

Notre Dame - The Band of the Fighting Irish