Belated, but Charlie Manuel really deserved better.
Both Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt are among Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde's 25 most intriguing non-quarterbacks heading into 2013.
Speaking of Nix and Tuitt, both are first-team preseason CBSSports.com All-Americans.
Athlon Sports' Steven Lassan ranks Notre Dame's defensive line as the second best in the nation.
The hand is down and the opportunity is up for Ishaq Williams, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
CSNChicago's JJ Stankevitz sizes up the Irish's offensive line.
Kyle Brindza is battling for multiple jobs, Dan Murphy writes on BlueandGold.com.
A side note: Here's some ticket info for Blackhawks training camp at Notre Dame.