Matt Hegarty is happy to be known as just a lineman one year after suffering a stroke, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Jaylon Smith hasn't had much time to think about he's accomplished in Year 1 at Notre Dame, Tony Krausz writes in the (Fort Wayne) Journal-Gazette.
IrishIllustrated's Tim Prister looks at how Stanford has become a model of consistency.
BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi wonders if a Notre Dame win at Stanford would be Brian Kelly's best so far with the Irish. (Subscription required)