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Williams to return to a vastly improved defense

Irish prepare for Sun Bowl...and 2011 with extra set of December practices.

What a difference a month makes. On November 6, Notre Dame football was limping through its Week 10 Bye – a 4-5 football team on the heels of a particularly ugly two-game losing skid. One month later, the Irish are 7-5 after the program's first three-game streak to end a season since 2005 and preparing for a New Year's Eve bowl against the one rival most fans would peg as the ideal post-season...

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