Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium here in chilly, overcast South Bend, Ind. We're about 2 1/2 hours away from kickoff between the Cougars and No. 5-ranked Irish.
Lots of dark clouds in the area, so I wouldn't be surprised if we see some rain here today.
Perhaps the biggest news I can pass along with this first blog post is that the word here in the press box is that Tommy Rees will get the start at quarterback today for the Fighting Irish. Coach Brian Kelly said Thursday night that it would be a game-time decision between Rees and Everett Golson, the freshman.