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First Look: Irish Defense

Irisheyes.com publisher Tim O'Malley offers Bamamag.com subscribers five key players to watch from Notre Dame's top-ranked defense.

Notre Dame's defense surrendered just nine touchdowns in 2012, remarkably, just two via the rush. Over the team's last 33 outings, only four running backs have scored a touchdown vs. the Irish, and three of those occurred when the Irish led by at least 30 points. (Pittsburgh's Ray Graham, a 14-yard run that gave Pittsburgh the lead this season, ranks as the lone exception). The key to the team...