There's no way that Nevada defensive coordinator Ken Wilson will not prepare for a banged up Colt Brennan. That's just one of the topics covered in the non-BCS notebook.
The BCS computer rankings haven't been kind to Hawaii, but a tough closing stretch should give the Warriors a boost. That's just one of the topics covered in the non-BCS notebook.
Evan Sharpley gets the nod at quarterback for Notre Dame but perhaps Charlie Weis should have made the move sooner, writes Adam Rittenberg.
From Notre Dame's struggles to establish a running game to Northern Illinois' injury woes, the non-automatic BCS conferences and independents are covered here.
It's been a long recovery for the Green Wave, but Saturday they welcome SMU to Tulane's first home game in nearly two years.
Michigan State has beaten Notre Dame in seven of their last nine meetings. But the Spartans might just be the perfect opponent for a struggling Irish squad.
Boise State has found another star; a passing milestone at Ohio; injury updates at Notre Dame, Navy and UNLV and more in the non-BCS notes.
Fresno State earned its keep; UTEP has a chance to defeat Texas Tech; San Jose State and Arkansas State try to find starting QBs and more in the non-BCS notes.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
The Irish still have unfinished business to take care of, but Notre Dame has turned a corner under new coach Charlie Weis.
After ending a 17-game losing streak, George O'Leary and Central Florida can breathe a little easier.
Notre Dame hopes to start a new winning streak against former coach Ty Willingham and Washington.
Despite distractions, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis hopes to keep his team focused for the home opener against Michigan State.