One last time. All together now: Hip-hip ...
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is praising the Fighting Irish defense, Neil Hayes writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
The immobilization devices were removed from Ethan Johnson's ankle, but his status for Saturday is still up in the air, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy thinks a TCU departure to the Big 12 will put Notre Dame's independence in jeopardy.
The New York Times' Pete Thamel examines the Irish's options in light of Thursday's conference expansion news.
Last year's loss to Navy isn't on Notre Dame's mind this week, Wes Morgan writes on BlueandGold.com.