Cole Luke


Cody Riggs is only spending one year at Notre Dame, but the defensive back said he’ll keep watching and pulling for the Irish after he leaves South Bend this spring.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knew his offense would have to cover for a young defense this season.


1. Red zone success. USC has the profile of a bend-don't-break defense, allowing plenty pass plays of 10 or more yards but stymying opponents in the red zone.


Notre Dame heads to Los Angeles at 7-4, and a loss to USC would leave the Irish with their worst regular-season record since Brian Kelly's first year in South Bend.


Louisville receiver DeVante Parker averaged about eight catches and 163 yards in games against North Carolina State, Florida State and Boston College before heading to South Bend last weekend.