Michael Floyd

Notre Dame Plays Stupid and Sloppy Football; Pulls Out the Win at Pitt

The Fighting Irish are their own worst enemy this season.
<p> The Fighting Irish are their own worst enemy this season.</p>

Notre Dame got the win against Pittsburgh, but it sure wasn't pretty. In a game marred by poor decisions, bad penalties and turnovers, the Fighting Irish were lucky to get a road win against the Panthers today.

College Football Photo Gallery: Week 3

Athlon Awards: Wide Receiver Units

Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles leads one of the nation's top receiving corps.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best wide receiver units in college football for 2011.</p>

They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.

Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.