Brian VanGorder


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Up until last November, Drue Tranquill had his mind set on playing his college ball at Purdue.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly described his team's 31-0 shutout of Michigan on Saturday as creating a "pretty good teaching environment" for his players.


While Notre Dame's secondary had its issues against Rice, the Irish front seven was solid — and senior linebacker Joe Schmidt had a lot to do with that success.


1. Shake the rust off. Saturday will mark the first game in which quarterback Everett Golson will play in 600 days thanks to his academic exile from campus last fall.