Irish lunch links
August, 23, 2013
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
Last non-football weekend FOR-E-VER. (kind of)
- Rev. Mark Thesing, C.S.C., is the new team chaplain, and the team's pregame Mass is moving to Friday.
- Notre Dame is No. 13 in USA Today's Paul Myerberg's daily countdown.
- The Chicago Tribune's David Haugh says less star power for Notre Dame means Brian Kelly must back up his reputation for developing players.
- The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says Chuck Martin is used to the pressure of calling plays.
- The Irish's defensive line depth will be tested, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
- With T.J. Jones anointed the punt returner, BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi looks at the Irish's recent history in the punt return game. (Subscription required)