Congrats to my cousin on her upcoming wedding tonight. And please, Notre Dame, no news this weekend.
- Former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer said that Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Louisville, UCLA, Arizona and Tennessee have reached out to express interest in him transferring, colleague Joe Schad reports.
- Colleague David Ubben goes ahead and predicts the Week 5 Big 12 slate, including Oklahoma-Notre Dame. (Last July he picked the Sooners to win last October's contest with the Irish by a 44-24 score, so let's not get too excited just yet here.)
- Pac-12 blogger Kevin Gemmell has a number of Notre Dame-related items: First, he says the USC-Irish matchup is the best in the conference in Week 8. Then, he hosts a poll looking at the best nonconference game in the North division, with Notre Dame-Stanford among the options. And lastly, he holds the same poll for the South division, with the Trojans-Irish tilt as an option.
- The Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch takes an early look at this year's Michigan State-Notre Dame game.
- Unrelated to anything, but you have to laugh at Menelik Watson's ACC championship ring mix-up. Insert S-E-C joke here.
Notre Dame Class Jumps Into Top 10
FBS INDEP. SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:15 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State