The last (and only) former Irish player to win Pro Bowl MVP honors before Kyle Rudolph? Joe Theismann in '84, per Brian Hardin.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's appearances on Dr. Phil will air this Thursday and Friday.
Colleague Brian Bennett reports that Big Ten ADs are weighing a potential 10-game conference slate. (Which could further jeopardize some rivalries with Notre Dame.)
NBCSports Irish sideline reporter Alex Flanagan offers her take on the Manti Te'o situation.
A little late with this, but the (Salt Lake City) Deseret News' Jason F. Wright says that the Irish won something this season that is much more valuable than a national title: A brother in Sam Grewe.