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Notre Dame Fans Aren't Happy With ESPN's College GameDay

Rece Davis at ESPN college football show College GameDay in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN College GameDay analyst Rece Davis discusses game day at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Notre Dame is a couple of hours away from kickoff at the Cotton Bowl. The Fighting Irish are set to take on No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal. A spot in the national title game is on the line.

Brian Kelly's program last played for a national title during the 2012 season. Notre Dame was, of course, blown out in epic fashion by Alabama in that game.

ESPN's College GameDay has mentioned that 2012 game quite a bit this morning.

Notre Dame fans aren't very happy with it, even though ESPN is admitting that this year's Fighting Irish team is a lot different than the 2012 squad.

"It's very unfair to compare this Notre Dame team to the 2012 team. It's just not right to do to those kids. That 2012 team was SIX I'll repeat that SIX years ago! Almost the whole coaching staff from that ND team is gone, all the players are different, etc," one fan tweeted.

That's not going to stop ESPN from mentioning it, though. ESPN had a big story on Notre Dame's 2012 team and what's changed since then. "This Notre Dame team has to pay for our sins in 2012. People are going to hold what happened six years ago against these guys, which is asinine."

Notre Dame and Clemson are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on ESPN.