A number of Manti Te'o's allies, including Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and a friend from his residence hall, came forward Saturday to offer their support after Te'o's interview Friday night.
Matthias Farley didn't pick up football until his junior year of high school, so of course he would be playing for Notre Dame in a national championship. If you're a Farely, excellence is the only option, writes Matt Fortuna.
Brian Kelly has borrowed a page from the SEC in setting up a process to rebuild the Fighting Irish. An elite defense, unbending high bar and mental tests are the hallmarks of Notre Dame's rise to the Discover BCS National Championship.
Theo Riddick is a running back by nature, so it wasn't surprising he looked a bit out of place at wide receiver. A return to the backfield has allowed Riddick to flourish for Notre Dame, writes Matt Fortuna.
Any way you look at it, Notre Dame had a big year. The No. 1 Irish gained access to college football's new postseason and brokered a deal with the ACC that allowed the football team to maintain its independence.