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Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 12 DJ Brown, senior safety mired in a starting competition

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Notre Dame's defense has been at its best in recent years when it could employ a three-safety rotation. To do so in 2021, the Irish will depend on DJ Brown. [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 12 Tyler Buchner, early-enrolled freshman quarterback, former four-star recruit


Notre Dame looks at freshman quarterback Tyler Buchner as its future, but could he also be the Irish present? His extreme inexperience makes it unlikely. [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 13 Lawrence Keys, senior receiver


While Brian Kelly spent the spring urging Notre Dame's elder receivers to find consistency, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees suggested Lawrence Keys had. [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 13 Paul Moala, senior linebacker coming off an Achilles injury

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Paul Moala suffered a devastating injury early in the 2020 season, but somehow the senior Rover may already be back at full-strength for Notre Dame. [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 20 JoJo Johnson, freshman cornerback, former Cincinnati commit

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Notre Dame recruited JoJo Johnson on the word of cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens, who had already landed Johnson once at Cincy. It worked twice. [more]