Steven Mitchell

Things To Learn: Notre Dame’s defense to be tested by USC in ways it has not yet seen


Notre Dame’s season will not be deemed a success or a failure pending Saturday’s result against No. 11 USC, but the victory or defeat will determine the outlook moving forward. A win and suddenly the Irish are in the conversation for a spot in a playoff-eligible bowl. A loss and that goal needs a 5-0 [more]

Pregame Six Pack: It’s still the big one


During a week where much of the attention has been diverted to off-the-field drama, Saturday night’s rivalry matchup between Notre Dame and USC seems to have been pushed off center stage. Part of that comes from the Trojans entering with two-losses, an early-season national matchup fizzling out before October. But as the Trojans head to South Bend [more]

Recruiting wars just another part of ND-USC rivalry


Saturday will be a very big day in South Bend. Not just for the historic intersectional rivalry taking place on the field, but for the battles taking place off of it. Notre Dame will welcome a slew of highly sought after recruits to campus, many with interest from both teams on the field. And as [more]