A tip of the cap to IrishIllustrated's Tim Prister, our beat colleague and friend who retired this weekend from high school baseball coaching.
Prister kicks things off here, writing that C Braxston Cave is putting his best foot forward following a 2011 season that ended too soon.
The gang at AthlonSports looks at Notre Dame's five biggest story lines this preseason.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says that Andrew Hendrix would be the safe bet as an early starter at QB.
Theo Riddick is hungry for a full plate, Wes Morgan writes on BlueandGold.com.
I missed this from last week, but bad news out of Kansas City, where former Irish safety Kyle McCarthy suffered a season-ending knee injury during the Chiefs' first practice.