Can we stop calling teams that need to win an extra game to make the playoffs "playoff" teams?
Our big man on campus, Gene Wojciechowski, looks at the sport's scene through the first month. (And, if he's right with his predictions, Notre Dame fans are going to wish that future postseason was effective this season.) Colleague Ivan Maisel praises Manti Te'o and several other seniors for returning this season.
Colleague Heather Dinich says Miami has brought excitement to the ACC through five weeks. Is the Hurricanes' tilt with the Irish the best game featuring an ACC team this October?
A big part of Notre Dame's quarterback position, and its offense? Checks and balances, Tim Prister writes on IrishIllustrated.com.
KeiVarae Russell does what he's told pretty well, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
The Hurricanes are gaining momentum, Tyler James writes in the South Bend Tribune.