SOUTH BEND, Ind. — So, did Notre Dame pay attention to Tuesday's unveiling of the first College Football Playoff rankings?
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Joe Schmidt's impact on Notre Dame's defense goes well beyond his own personal stats; that much is well established.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- If not for a late-game fourth down stop, Navy might've rolled out of Notre Dame Stadium with a win a year ago.
Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith is one of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker.