Congrats to my cousin on her upcoming wedding tonight. And please, Notre Dame, no news this weekend.
Former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer said that Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Louisville, UCLA, Arizona and Tennessee have reached out to express interest in him transferring, colleague Joe Schad reports.
Colleague David Ubben goes ahead and predicts the Week 5 Big 12 slate, including Oklahoma-Notre Dame. (Last July he picked the Sooners to win last October's contest with the Irish by a 44-24 score, so let's not get too excited just yet here.)
Pac-12 blogger Kevin Gemmell has a number of Notre Dame-related items: First, he says the USC-Irish matchup is the best in the conference in Week 8. Then, he hosts a poll looking at the best nonconference game in the North division, with Notre Dame-Stanford among the options. And lastly, he holds the same poll for the South division, with the Trojans-Irish tilt as an option.
The Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch takes an early look at this year's Michigan State-Notre Dame game.
Unrelated to anything, but you have to laugh at Menelik Watson's ACC championship ring mix-up. Insert S-E-C joke here.