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Spring Notebook: Defense

5th-year senior safety Harrison Smith

Brian Kelly and Bob Diaco look to establish depth throughout the ranks.

College football fans consistently and understandably hope for two key conclusions from their favorite team's spring practice session: no lingering injuries, and a clear-cut, to-their-liking and lofty standards, two-deep depth chart. The former is out of a coaching staff's control. The latter? It's simply not a priority for Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly as he prepares for his second summer... Recommended Stories