My career in the Notre Dame student section started with high hopes and a #2 ranking. I, along with all the students at the time, were excited to be part of ND's resurgence and had some real optimism after the 2005 season. We all know how my four years ended up turning out. I am old enough to remember some good years (1993 mostly), but even though I was alive, I was too young during the '88 season. My childhood friends don't understand how I'm an ND fan because no one my age has witnessed any sort of real success.