CSNChicago's JJ Stankevitz takes a look at USC and its potential threats to Notre Dame after the Trojans' win Thursday.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says that Steve Elmer is growing into roles.
Isaac Rochell is ahead of schedule, Tim Prister writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
In light of the Greg Bryant nonsense, BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi looks at Notre Dame and the instant-gratification culture. (Subscription required)