SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was extremely diplomatic on Tuesday when asked about the impending end of his team's rivalry with Michigan.
Despite the uncertain status of five players implicated in the university's academic investigation, Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 15 in the USA Today coaches poll and one spot to No.
Now that Louisville-Miami is finished up, a look at how Notre Dame's future opponents fared in Week 1:
Michigan (Sept. 6): Beat Appalachian State, 52-14
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.