Jaylon Smith


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – For a young team with so many first-time starters – especially on defense – Notre Dame’s schedule sets up nicely into three blocks.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Finally, Notre Dame players and coaches were able to freely admit that, yes, beating Michigan in the final scheduled game of the series means a little more.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame-Michigan isn't just another game, no matter how frequently Irish players cast it in that light.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly has a novel concept for how to balance out the youth and inexperience that's permeating the Notre Dame defense.