Notebook: Herbstreit sees a brighter future for Notre Dame football
“I think every team is saying, ‘OK, our quarterback play has got to be at a certain level and our perimeter play (as well), whether that's corners or receivers’ — the game is played in space,” Herbstreit said earlier this week on a Zoom call with the media. The best that the CFP 15th-ranked Irish (8-3) can do Saturday night (7:30 EST; ESPN) along the playoff storyline is end the CFP run of No. 6 USC (10-1) in the first battle between these arch-rivals since 2017 in which both are ranked. Herbstreit, Chris Fowler and Holly Rowe comprise ABC’s broadcast crew for the game set in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.