Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
Irish links are smiling.
Backup quarterback Evan Sharpley, who came back to Notre Dame for a fifth year despite a budding baseball career, is now a tutor for his teammates, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Tight end Mike Ragone's confidence is returning as he comes back from a second ACL injury, Al Lesar says in the South Bend Tribune.
Charlie Weis tops colleague Mark Schlabach's list of coaches on the hot seat for 2009.
The Irish secondary is full of talent and experience, Tony Krausz writes in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Former Notre Dame quarterback Nate Montana is vying for the starting job at Pasadena City College.
Guard Trevor Robinson showed toughness in playing through an injury last year and is in line for a starting job this season, the Associated Press reports.
The Fort Wayne News Sentinel's Tom Davis looks at Notre Dame's slew of super sophomores.