Douglas Farmer

No. 9 Notre Dame vs. USC: Who, what, when, where, why and by how much


No. 9 Notre Dame welcomes USC for a primetime match-up in the 90-plus year rivalry. The Irish continue to dream of the Playoff, while the Trojans may be playing for their coach's job. [more]

Friday at 4: Kelly’s time at Notre Dame has turned tables on USC


Brian Kelly reversed the tone of the “greatest intersectional rivalry” in college football. Of course, the Irish head coach had help leading Notre Dame to a 6-3 record against USC in his tenure, a stretch that began on the heels of an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry. Tommy Rees and Robert Hughes ended that [more]

Things To Learn: No. 9 Notre Dame welcomes RB Jafar Armstrong’s return


No. 9 Notre Dame planned all offseason to feature junior RB Jafar Armstrong. With his return from an abdomen tear, the Irish can finally do so against USC on Saturday. [more]

Ian Book’s performance against Bowling Green could foreshadow sustainable Notre Dame success


If Ian Book can replicate certain fundamental aspects of his career day against Bowling Green, then Notre Dame's offense could be on the verge of a breakthrough. [more]