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Stepping up

  1. 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,…