SOUTH BEND, Ind.
There's still plenty of time for this to change -- just ask Manti Te'o -- but ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has both Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix in the mix for top 10 picks in next year's NFL Draft.
Notre Dame safety Austin Collinsworth (neck) has been cleared to play Saturday at Pitt, coach Brian Kelly told reporters in South Bend on Thursday.
Despite featuring five different coaches and plenty of players, there's been a common thread in every Notre Dame-Pittsburgh game since 2008:
Plenty of freshmen are making an impact during their first year at Notre Dame -- guys like Corey Robinson and Will Fuller, who each caught touchdowns on Saturday, or offensive lineman Steve Elmer,