More crowded press box than usual Saturday.
Colleague Gene Wojciechowski says the Irish are poised for big things.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar believes the team and the program are growing up.
The Chicago Tribune's David Haugh says Notre Dame is a BCS team in good (goal-line) standing.
After Jim Harbaugh revived Stanford, the Chicago Sun-Times' Dan McGrath says, Notre Dame has finally broken through, too.
The New York Daily News' Dick Weiss says the Irish are standing tall.
The New York Post's Lenn Robbins believes this Irish season is becoming more and more improbable.
Notre Dame's campaign is starting to look like something special, Dan Wolken writes in USA Today.
Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde says the Irish defense simply refused to bend Saturday.
SI.com's Andy Staples feels Notre Dame has cemented its spot in the BCS hunt.
FoxSports.com's Greg Couch wonders if the Irish are lucky or good.
The Irish offense gave its defense a chance to win at the end, Tim Rohan writes in The New York Times.