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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Playoff Committee Has Much To Consider With Notre Dame

Despite their loss to the defending national champs, the Irish are in good shape for a playoff bid.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate 1-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Late Penalty Kills Irish Bid To Upset FSU

Notre Dame thought it had the winning touchdown in the closing seconds.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Notre Dame fans. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: I’m Sorry That You’re A Notre Dame Fan This Weekend

Jameis Winston doesn’t receive much sympathy outside Tallahassee.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Tarean Folston #25 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 6 Notre Dame Pulls Out 50-43 Win Over North Carolina

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Brandon Holloway #10 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reaches for the goal line over Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the third quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: You Can’t Script Drama As Good As This

Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago’s Team

The city’s collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Turmoil In Michigan

Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

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Illini Land 4-Star Recruit Jalen Coleman

Coleman is the third member of Illinois’ 2015 class.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: After Adversity, Golson Sparking The Irish

“He just understands the game,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs the ball as Ryan Watson #92 of the Purdue Boilermakers trails behind at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 30-14. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

No. 11 Notre Dame Holds Off Purdue For 30-14 Win

Purdue coach Darrell Hazell found out how well his team can play Saturday night.

09/14/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There Are Crazy Callers Into Ann Arbor Radio Too

This is an all-timer of a call from Paul in Toledo into a Michigan radio station.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Will Fuller #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish breaks away from Blake Countess #2 of the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Says Goodbye To Michigan With Shutout

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish’s most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that’s now about to take a hiatus.

09/06/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Notre Dame, Ohio State Agree To Home-and-Home Series

The two programs will clash in 2022 and 2023.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Everett Golson #5 and Amir Carilisle #3 of the Norte Dame Fighting Irish celebrate Golson's second quarter touchdown against the Rice Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 30, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Golson Leads No. 17 Irish To 48-17 Win Over Rice

Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and ran for three more scores in his return after missing the 2013 season for academic impropriety, leading No. 17 Notre Dame to a 48-17 victory over Rice on Saturday.

08/30/2014

Jordan Palmer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Cut Palmer, Reynaud, Senn

For now at least, the backup quarterback job is all Jimmy Clausen’s.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2014

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Book: Jerry Jones Had To Be Restrained From Drafting Johnny Manziel

“It certainly was a big debate going on,” Jerry Jones says.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Evertt Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Golson Regains Job As Notre Dame’s Starting QB

Everett Golson missed the 2013 season because of academic impropriety.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

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