With Notre Dame off, Saturday will provide a decent opportunity to get a look at a few teams the Irish will face down the road. A viewer's guide for Saturday:


Against Rice, Notre Dame scored with five seconds remaining in the first half. Michigan coughed up a touchdown to the Irish a week later with 34 seconds left until halftime.


While Notre Dame didn't look too impressive on Saturday against Purdue, a number of future Irish opponents had some high-profile issues over the weekend.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As a child, Kyle Brindza used to play roller hockey in the street with other kids from his neighborhood.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Through two games, Notre Dame nose guard Jarron Jones has one and a half tackles for a loss, half a sack, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.