Joe Schmidt


Notre Dame this fall will be without only three players from its 2014 defense: Cornerback Cody Riggs, safety Austin Collinsworth and defensive lineman Justin Utupo.


Ohio State lost two quarterbacks — one a preseason Heisman candidate, and the other a strong Heisman challenger in November.


NASHVILLE — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wants to see his defense limit big plays in Tuesday’s Music City Bowl date with LSU, but that may not be enough to stop the Tigers’ offense. 


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame should have three key defensive players back from various injuries when it takes on LSU Dec. 30 in the Music City Bowl.