Troy Niklas


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ben Koyack had only one thing running through his mind as Everett Golson's throw whizzed toward him in the end zone. 


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Two years ago, Notre Dame reached the BCS Championship despite converting less than half its red zone possessions into touchdowns.


Those Bears fans who question the method to Phil Emery's drafting madness might say "Ego" is the perfect first name for the general manager's second-round pick Friday night.


Ever since an impressive showing during bowl practice last December, Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe has drawn praise from coach Brian Kelly.