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Te'o wins Lombardi Award

Manti Te'o picked up his third award of the season on Wednesday, taking home the Lombardi Award, which is given to the nation's top linemen or linebacker.

Hey, Clay Travis: Notre Dame stacks up against SEC

SB Nation Chicago's Z.W Martin doesn't like the SEC elitism of a certain college football writer.

BC passes on Irish DC Bob Diaco for head coach job

Notre Dame will keep defensive coordinator Bob Diaco after Boston College bypassed him for Steve Addazio.

Notre Dame remains on top of the BlogPoll

Notre Dame remained on top of the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 after the final week of the college football season. Northern Illinois and Northwestern both finished in the top 25 as well.

Manziel, Klein, Te'o named Heisman finalists

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o joins a pair of quarterbacks as Heisman Trophy finalists invited to New York City. The ceremony is set for Dec. 8

Te'o wins Nagurski Trophy, named Heisman finalist

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Nagurski Trophy and Butkus Award on Monday to go along with being named a finalist for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Dead heat between Manziel and Te'o in Heisman race

A USA TODAY survey showed that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o are in a dead heat for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Notre Dame enters BCS title game mostly healthy

The Fighting Irish aren't fighting injuries with the BCS Championship on the horizon.

Te'o wins Butkus Award

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o has won the 2012 collegiate Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker.

Kelly: Irish 'aware of the challenge'

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly realizes what his team is up against in the 2013 BCS National Championship game. The Alabama Crimson Tide come in looking for their second straight title.

Irish's Bob Diaco to interview for BC job?

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is reportedly set to interview for the Boston College head coaching position this week.

Manti Te'o remains in Heisman hunt

Notre Dame's star linebacker still has a fighting chance to bring home the coveted Heisman Trophy.

BCS projections: Irish to face Tide, NIU to Orange

Notre Dame's opponent in the BCS title game became a bit clearer after Saturday's SEC championship game.

National title game with 'Bama set for Notre Dame

After Alabama won the SEC title game Saturday, the Crimson Tide will face Notre Dame Jan. 7 for the National Championship.

Irish anxious to find out opponent in title game

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will play on Saturday to determine who advances to the BCS National Championship in January.

Manti Te'o set to begin a lengthy award tour

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o is set to win a lot of awards this season, but he says the attention and the accolades won't distract him from his mission to succeed on the field and in the classroom.

Notre Dame plays like an SEC team

Notre Dame plays an SEC style of football, and they might just be the best at it.

The life of a Notre Dame fan

Notre Dame is going to the National Championship to face the winner of the SEC title game. Ricky O'Donnell asks SB Nation Chicago's resident Irish fan Z.W. Martin about what it's like to see your favorite team go undefeated.

Everett Golson didn't envision Irish's success

Even the Notre Dame quarterback didn't envision his and his team's stellar 2012.

Notre Dame awaits national championship opponent

The Fighting Irish will sit at home Saturday and watch the SEC Championship to find out who their opponent will be in the national championship.

Notre Dame at top of latest BlogPoll

Notre Dame got 61 first-place votes and they sit atop the SB Nation BlogPoll this week.

'Johnny Football' favored over Te'o for Heisman

Despite his incredible season, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is unlikely to win the Heisman Trophy. Instead, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is the favorite.

ND, NIU, NW fans happy with new BCS standings

While Notre Dame fans expected to be on top of the latest BCS standings, fans of Northern Illinois and Northwestern were pleasantly surprised to see their teams ranked.

Notre Dame players get warm welcome on campus

Dozens of fans gathered on campus in the middle of the night to cheer on the Fighting Irish as they returned from Los Angeles.

Manti Te'o is Brian Kelly's Heisman pick

Following Notre Dame's win over USC on Saturday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly said he thought linebacker Manti Te'o was as worthy of the Heisman Trophy as anyone else in college football.

Te'o: "We don't like being scored on."

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te'o wasn't completely happy with the way his team's defense played against USC, but they were good enough to deliver a win.

Notre Dame: 'Bring the hammer to the SEC, boys'

With toughness, resiliency and a smash-mouth defense, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are headed to the BCS National Championship.

Te'o and Manziel are Heisman frontrunners

Both Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel have made their claim for the Heisman. Who will take home the hardware on Dec. 8?

Irish defense will be the difference vs. USC

If Notre Dame is to wrap up an undefeated regular season on Saturday, it will be thanks to one of college football's best defenses. The Irish are allowing just 10.1 points per game, which is tied for the No. 1 mark in the nation.

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Irish gun for BCS title game vs. USC

The Irish can punch their tickets to Miami with a win on Saturday.

Irish, Trojans flip spots from preseason rankings

USC, led by Matt Barkley, was ranked No. 1 heading into the 2012 season. They face top-ranked Notre Dame and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te'o with an Irish national championship game bid on the line.

Te'o hoping to impress Heisman voters Saturday

While Notre Dame will try and lock up a BCS title bid on Saturday, Irish linebacker Manti Te'o will try and lock up the Heisman Trophy as well. Te'o is currently second in ESPN's Heisman Watch.