Found October 13, 2012 on Gridiron Grit: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Notre Dame (5-0) hosts Stanford (4-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC in one of the marquee macthups of Week 7. Lee Corso has made it a habit in recent weeks of breaking out live animals onto the College GameDay set. That changed Saturday morning when Corso went with the Fighting Irish for the first time as the featured game of the week on ESPN College GameDay, as he dressed up in a leprechaun suit and showed off some impressive footwork with an Irish jig. From Bleacher Report Kirk Herbstreit and celebrity guest picker Vince Vaughn also picked Notre Dame to come up with the win. RELATED: [Stanford at Notre Dame: Can Irirsh Contend For BCS Title?] Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of  He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website.  Follow @_MichaelGartman and @GridironGri...

Irish eyeing early Big East exit?

Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick has had "very preliminary conversations" with Big East officials about the Fighting Irish leaving the conference before the required 27-month notification period ends. But Notre Dame isn't desperate to join the Atlantic Coast Conference ahead of schedule, he added. Notre Dame announced last month it was joining the ACC in...

How much will Notre Dame be worth to the ACC?

The big question people have wondered since Notre Dame agreed to join the ACC as partial member earlier this year. We know the details full member in all sports and 5 scheduled ACC games a year. Maybe we can gain an idea with some actual numbers. Let’s start with the ACC’s current TV deal. The ACC’s current television deal is worth and average of 17.1 Million per team a year...

Golson, Rees give Notre Dame just enough at QB

Notre Dame's Everett Golson sustained a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the fourth quarter against Stanford but Irish coach Brian Kelly says the starting quarterback should be ready to play against Brigham Young on Saturday. Kelly says Golson still had some concussion symptoms on Sunday, and will undergo further tests on Monday. Kelly says he expects Golson to be cleared...

Can Golson lead Notre Dame past Stanford?

Everett Golson was firing on all cylinders last week in Notre Dame’s 41-3 trashing of Miami. Golson was collected, accurate and took what Miami gave him and burned them. It was also against Miami, one of the worst defenses in college football. The Hurricanes have allowed thirty plus points on average to their opposition.Putting the filters on we began to wonder how much Notre Dame’s...

Stanford @ Notre Dame: Position-by-Position

Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas put on a show during their last trip to South Bend. This year's game is expected to be defensive, too. The response of both quarterbacks will likely determine the outcome. Josh Nunes and Everett Golson, the pressure's on you.

Lee Corso as the Notre Dame Leprechaun

Video: Corso picks the Irish

What They’re Saying: Notre Dame 20, Card 13

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Stanford's last four contests have come down to the wire. The Cardinal are now 2-2 in those games after dropping a 20-13 decision in South Bend.

No. 7 Notre Dame stops No. 17 Stanford 20-13 in OT

TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 Saturday.

Rain Doesn't Stop NDP

Notre Dame beats Cactus Shadows on Cox 7 game of the week

College Football Week 7 Recap: Notre Dame stops Stanford, Aggies' Manziel shines

The 24 hours before the first BCS standings of 2012 gave voters -- and computers -- plenty to consider. Teams like Alabama and Oregon may be...

Golden: We had guys crying after ND loss

Read on to see Al Golden's final comments on the Notre Dame game, what he's saying about trying to stop UNC running back Gio Bernard, and more.

Official Visit Primer

Notre Dame is hosting a trio of official visitors this weekend to correspond with its showdown against Stanford and takes a look at where the Irish stand with each prospect.

Stand and Deliver

Notre Dame's defense held its fourth straight foe out of the end zone Saturday, saving the game and an undefeated mark at the season's midway point in the process.

Irish got lucky on two key calls

Notre Dame survives Stanford in overtime, helped by two iffy calls.

Litmus Test

Notre Dame appears to be a very good football team in 2012. A win Saturday vs. Stanford would cement that status and elevate the program among the season's elite.
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