Notre Dame has had little, if anything to gripe about regarding its position with the BCS. And recent developments have improved the outlook for non-BCS conferences as well, writes Adam Rittenberg.
Take a look at what questions were answered this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall.
Take a quick look at the position battles, coaching changes and other key factors to pay attention to during spring practices from Notre Dame to the Mountain West and WAC.
Bowl-bound Navy put together another stellar season despite a subpar defense. Notre Dame? Let's just say the Irish are green with envy.
The losing streak is at 43, but this could be the year that Navy finall knocks off Notre Dame. It's all covered in the non-BCS notebook.
With spring practices getting started, our non-BCS notebook addresses the big questions facing each team.
There wasn't much change, for better or for worse, in the independents this past season, writes Adam Rittenberg.
Boise State and Garrett Wolfe are two of the few highlights for the non-BCS season.
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.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
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.
The unexpected firing of coach Tyrone Willingham capped a season of surprises in South Bend.
Of all the QBs to face Notre Dame in the program's history, Tyler Palko became the first to pass for five touchdowns.
Notre Dame delivers peak performances under only the most challenging of circumstances.