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Enjoy the three-day weekend. Anything going on? No?
Insider Phil Steele picks this weekend's Notre Dame tilt, along with other Week 1 matchups.
SI.com makes its season predictions, with several picking the Irish to suffer a drop-off 2013.
If Brian Kelly keeps winning, the NFL will keep calling, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Malik Zaire is out Saturday because of mononucleosis, Andrew Owens writes on BlueandGold.com. Luke Massa is the third-string quarterback, if necessary.
Verticality elevates George Atkinson III, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
Austin Collinsworth and Amir Carlisle are both ready to return after injuries cost them both the 2012 season.