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  1. Pregame Twelve Pack: Utah edition

    Nov 12, 2010, 1:59 AM EST

    Tulsa v Notre Dame

    After a much needed week off, here comes another Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as the Irish prepare to play No. 14 Utah. 1. Let’s get it out of the way.  Michael Floyd isn’t talking about the NFL. Brian Kelly wouldn’t talk about it, and Michael Floyd won’t either,…

  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…

  3. Pregame Twelve Pack: Navy Edition

    Oct 22, 2010, 3:01 AM EST

    Crist

    Bring on another Pregame Twelve Pack. Twelve fun facts, tidbits, leftovers and miscellaneous musings as we head into the Navy game in the new Meadowlands. 1. Want a key to victory? Irish need to win the turnover battle. Even though the Irish have won the yardage and first down battle in the last three games…

  4. Stepping up… The linebackers

    Feb 25, 2010, 1:36 PM EST

    If it feels like beating a dead horse to say that the Irish defense played below expectations last year, I apologize. But trying to put the linebacker play into context is difficult, because each position grouping in a defense depends on the other. Without a great pass rush, the secondary looks bad. Without tight coverage,…