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.
As the dust settles from Saturday, Notre Dame's path to heading to Tallahassee undefeated looks a lot easier.
Rice (Aug. 30): No game
Now that Louisville-Miami is finished up, a look at how Notre Dame's future opponents fared in Week 1:
Michigan (Sept. 6): Beat Appalachian State, 52-14
Jim Boeheim said at Friday's Team USA practice that he believes Carmelo Anthony's decision to choose the Knicks over the Bulls in free agency was solely because of his love of New York.
It's an annual message from Irish coaches and players: We aren't going to overlook an opponent, since everyone is going to be motivated to beat Notre Dame.