SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates with teammates guard Christian Lombard #74 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Cierre Wood #20 in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 22, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Vs. Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Improve To 4-0

Notre Dame beat Michigan 13-6 Saturday, the second consecutive week the Irish have held a team without a touchdown.

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Notre Dame, Michigan game breaks rating record

A lot of people watched Notre Dame defeated Michigan on Saturday.


Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6: The Recap

Z.W. Martin recaps the Notre Dame contest against Michigan. He also discusses his yearly bet, Tommy Rees vs. Everett Golson and makes a Homeland reference.


Notre Dame Linebacker Danny Spond Working To Overcome Migraines

Not long ago, Danny Spond wasn't sure if he'd even be able to move part of his body, let alone continue to play football. So severe was a migraine he had during a Notre Dame football practice in August that he was shaken emotionally.

Spond was unable to move the left side of his body and doctors wondered if he'd suffered a stroke, but after many tests, it was determined that Spond had major migraine that temporarily praralyzed him. He said the following in a Chicago Tribune story:

"There was a time where I didn't know if I was going to be able to walk again because I really couldn't move parts of my body and stuff."

"So I was petrified. I was relying on Christ quite a bit. But through His grace and everyone around me I pulled through with the best doctors around. They really helped me learn what this was, and be able to treat it each and every day now."

Now the 6-2, 248-pound junior linebacker has medication to treat his headaches, and is contributing to the Fighting Irish's suffocating defense.

Spond started against Michigan State last week and had four tackles in a 20-3 win.


Notre Dame Nearing Agreement With Orange Bowl

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are reportedly close to agreeing to a deal with the Orange Bowl that will make the Irish as a tie-in team from 2014 moving forward. The deal will reportedly make it so that the ACC Champion will play either a Big Ten team, an SEC Team or Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. The deal has not yet been made official, but it is considered to be a formality.

The Irish, of course, reached a deal last week with the ACC to become a full member of the conference with the exclusion of football. The Irish will also play five gamers per season against ACC competition in football, so the pairing with the Orange Bowl certainly makes sense.

Both the move to connect with the ACC in football and with the Orange Bowl for the postseason will go a long way toward solidifying Notre Dame's place in the constantly shifting world of college football.

For more on the Irish, visit One Foot Down. For more news, notes and analysis from around the country, head over to SB Nation's NCAA news hub.

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