Re: Chicago ND fan/SEC book idea
Good luck. You'll need it. And I mean both statements sincerely and am not trying to be snarky.
I grew up in SC, graduated Carolina, and lived many years in New England. People in the North think they get college football, but they don't. In general, most northerners simply cannot conceive how personally important college athletics, and college football in particular, is.
For starters, ND-SoCal is not a rivalry. You're 2000 miles apart and most graduates of each school will never know a graduate of the other school. Carolina-clem5on, Bama-Auburn, GT-UGA are rivalries. We share the same state and often live next door to each other. It is a 365 day/year thing for us.
Coming to the UT game will be good. But if you really want to see a spectacle, go to an SEC rivalry game. It is a whole different level.