SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium, where I'm checking to make sure that my eardrums still work following a pregame F-16 flyover about an hour before kickoff.
As colleague Adam Rittenberg notes, today is actually the 22nd birthday of one Denard Robinson. Irish fans might be familiar with him after the school's past two meetings with Michigan, and they would love nothing more than to ruin his golden birthday tonight with a victory.
The sky is clear and the sun is shining right now, a far cry from earlier today, when heavy rainfall forced the tarp to come on over the field. The teams are warming up on the gridiron as I type this, with no real signs of anything abnormal.
In case you missed it earlier, I picked Notre Dame to win this one by a 27-21 margin, while Adam and Brian Bennett were split.
We'll have breaking news and injury updates here if necessary, with in-game observations and notes coming via Twitter, so be sure to follow for any of your in-game needs. Barring anything unforeseen, we'll be back here to wrap it all up later. If recent history between these schools is any indication, it will be a very late night.