MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Braxston Cave had a simple declaration to make as Notre Dame players came to grips with a 42-14 drubbing at the hands of Alabama.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond values every chance he gets to be on the football field.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Alabama center Barrett Jones was hobbling toward the plane, awkwardly clutching crutches and a bag when a helping hand reached out.
In August, few outside Notre Dame's locker room expected the Irish to play for a National Championship.
The Associated Press named Brian Kelly its 2012 Coach of the Year Wednesday, completing a trifecta of major honors for the third-year Notre Dame coach.