Douglas Farmer

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

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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

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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

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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

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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]