LOS ANGELES -- Three months ago, Notre Dame was on the outside looking in. Nobody projected them to make a BCS bowl, let alone challenge for a national championship.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.
Matt Barkley, who's thrown more touchdowns than any FBS quarterback in 2012, was ruled out of this weekend's Notre Dame-USC game with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, coach Lane
Brian Kelly wanted to get a gauge on his team's attitude toward being No. 1 this morning, so he eavesdropped on a few conversations his players were having in Notre Dame's training room.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There was no letdown, no signs of a trap, no heart-pounding finish, as there were in Waco and Eugene.