Despite featuring five different coaches and plenty of players, there's been a common thread in every Notre Dame-Pittsburgh game since 2008:
The Pittsburgh Steelers team that the Bears will deal with on Sunday night is nothing short of desperate for a turnaround.
When Bears general manager Phil Emery fired Lovie Smith on Monday morning after nine years as the head coach, the news stunned many fans and longtime observers of the club.
The best indication of how severe a particular injury might be is usually in the steps the team takes in the hours after it occurs.
The immediate effects of the Bears 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers were the easy part.