Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2018 Broyles Award semifinalists (nation's top assistant coach): UAB defensive coordinator David Reeves, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Army DC Jay Bateman, Cal DC Tim DeRuyter, UCF O-line coach Glen Elarbee, Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott, Georgia OL coach Sam Pittman, LSU D-coordinator Dave Aranda, Michigan DC Don Brown, Mississippi State DC Bob Shoop, Notre Dame OC Chip Long, Oklahoma co-OC/OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh, Utah State OC David Yost, Washington State DC Tracy Claeys, West Virginia OC Jake Spavital.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame gained a commitment from four-star linebacker J.D. Bertrand on Monday. Bertrand, a Georgia prospect, decommitted from Georgia in October and is now part of the Notre Dame class. The Irish have 10 ESPN 300 commits in the 2019 cycle.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite rival USC's recent struggles, Notre Dame senior Sam Mustipher expects a difficult regular-season finale at the Coliseum on Saturday night.

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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman describes one of his two interceptions in Saturday's victory over Syracuse.

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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he isn't interested in being compared to Alabama and Clemson as CFP contenders. "We're not interested in being compared. All we want is to be playing our best in November. We're playing really well right now, especially on defense."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Ian Book played "pretty well" but showed some rust from the week off with a rib injury. Said Book came away feeling good health-wise.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse lost at Clemson by four points and to Notre Dame by 33. He said both teams deserve to be in the top four of the CFP rankings, and added that the Irish are "better than what people think they are."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers didn't add much about quarterback Eric Dungey's injury and availability for next week's regular-season finale at Boston College. He said they've got to get him back to Syracuse to evaluate the injury. Dungey seemed to be grabbing his lower back when he left in the first quarter.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers said if Notre Dame plays the rest of the way like it played against the Orange, "they'll have a chance to play for a national championship." Added Barbers: "That was a doggone good football team."

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