Colleague Heather Dinich talks to ACC commish John Swofford about the Orange Bowl. The Daily Press' David Teel looks at Notre Dame's recent history in the BCS and against the ACC.
Phil Steele's latest bowl projections feature Notre Dame against Georgia Tech in the Belk Bowl.
The Opening offers Irish commits the chance to prove their class belongs among the nation's best, Tyler James writes in the South Bend Tribune.
BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi's Year 3 countdown continues with Bob Davie.
SI.com's Holly Anderson looks at what to expect from UMass in its first year in the FBS.