Schmidt emerges as leader during spring
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Joe Schmidt has gone from paying his own way in college to becoming the leader of Notre Dame's defense in less than a year. The inside linebacker from USC country was the talk of this spring for the Fighting Irish's revamped unit, adapting to new coordinator Brian VanGorder's scheme and unofficially carrying the mantle for the rest of the group, at least based on comments from his coaches.
Badger at home at BYU, happy to return
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The irony of the whole situation had yet to dawn upon Chris Badger early this week.Here the BYU safety was readying for the Cougars' trip to Notre Dame Stadium for Senior Day, a celebration that very well could have included him in it had he chosen a different path.