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  1. Irish redshirts ready themselves for competition

    Feb 11, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    Dayne Crist and Louis Nix

    More than a few people were surprised when Brian Kelly announced early during his first spring practices that freshman Zack Martin was working with the first-team offensive line at left tackle. At the time, Martin was a little known commodity, so far off the radar that even the official roster had his name spelled wrong…

  2. How we got here: Redshirts

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:30 AM EDT

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    Redshirt. It’s an ugly word amongst Irish fans, as Notre Dame doesn’t officially redshirt anyone, but merely allows seniors to apply for a fifth year of eligibility and enroll in a graduate program. But for the life blood of a competitive college football program, Notre Dame’s inability to utilize a fifth-year of eligibility among its…