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  1. Irish defenders cover the watch lists

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:17 AM EST

    Notre Dame defensive players Tuitt, Nix III, and Te'O celebrate after breaking up a play in the fourth quarter during their win over USC in their NCAA college football game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles

    If preseason accolades are any indication, don’t expect the Notre Dame defense to take a step backwards this season. Even without the most highly decorated defensive player in the school’s history, the preseason Maxwell and Bednarik watch lists are covered with Notre Dame defenders, a sign of elevated expectations for one of the most surprising…

  2. Te’o named Bednarik semifinalist

    Nov 9, 2010, 3:43 PM EST

    Already named a semifinalist for the 2010 Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker, sophomore Manti Te’o just found himself among 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in the country. Te’o is one of only two sophomores on the list. This from UND.com’s official release: Notre Dame sophomore…