My eyes still hurt from Maryland's helmets last night …
The Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Hayes thinks Tommy Rees is the right man for the starting quarterback job. Hayes' colleague Mark Potash writes that it was a rough weekend for ex-Irish in the NFL.
Notre Dame's defense looked like it carried some momentum from last year into its opener, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Conference consolidation will eventually include Notre Dame, John Feinstein opines in the Washington Post.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar details the relationship between Michigan man Brady Hoke and Mishawaka man Ray Hinton.