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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

10/14/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Brandon Holloway #10 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reaches for the goal line over Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the third quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: You Cannot Script Drama As Good As This

Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.

10/07/2014

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans stands with his team before taking the field for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the TCU Horned Frogs at Sun Devil Stadium on December 29, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. The Spartans defeated the Horned Frogs 17-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says Spartans Won’t Run Up The Score On Eastern Michigan

“Our guys need to come ready to play,” Dantonio said. “If there’s a message out of this press conference, that would be the message.”

09/16/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and head football coach Brady Hoke talk on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke On Anger Of Michigan Fans: ‘We’re Not Real Happy Either’

Hoke dismissed concerns about the Big House not filling up for Saturday’s game against Miami (Ohio).

CBS Detroit–09/11/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 06: Cam McDaniel #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is chased by Joe Bolden #35 of the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jim Brandstatter: ‘Guarantee It Won’t Be Easy’

The final scheduled meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan was supposed to be what many recent games in the series have been: an instant classic.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines hands the ball off during the first half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan-Notre Dame Have Shot At Grand Finale

The greatest challenge for Michigan and No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday might be finding a fitting finale to an on-again, off-again rivalry that repeatedly has produced some finishes.

97.1 The Ticket–09/06/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 07: Jeremy Gallon #21 of the Michigan Wolverines pulls in a third quarter pass while being defended by KeiVarae Russell #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-30. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan-Notre Dame Game Means Everything To Wolverines [BLOG]

I admit it… I have been very critical of Michigan football for about 4 seasons now.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and head football coach Brady Hoke talk on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke Refuses To Talk About Injuries, Describes Preparation For Golson

Simulating the size and mobility of Golson in practice has been a team effort for the Wolverines.

CBS Detroit–09/03/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines hands the ball off during the first half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Big Week For The Big Ten

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Max Redfield #10 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles Tyler Kroft #86 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Irish Look To Improve Secondary Play Vs. Michigan

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is sounding a bit this week like the prison warden in the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke,” who famously said: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2014

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