Last non-football weekend FOR-E-VER. (kind of)
Rev. Mark Thesing, C.S.C., is the new team chaplain, and the team's pregame Mass is moving to Friday.
The Chicago Tribune's David Haugh says less star power for Notre Dame means Brian Kelly must back up his reputation for developing players.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says Chuck Martin is used to the pressure of calling plays.
The Irish's defensive line depth will be tested, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
With T.J. Jones anointed the punt returner, BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi looks at the Irish's recent history in the punt return game. (Subscription required)