Heisman finalists announced later today ...
- Former Notre Dame star Dean Brown passed away last week at the age of 44.
- Manti Te'o has always been special, Mark Lazerus writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- If the SEC doesn't win a seventh straight title, an SEC-like team will, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says the year of the Irish will carry over into 2013.
- Irish players got what they wanted Sunday night, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com.