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Fleming ranks 10th in career sacks entering 2011

Notre Dame's outside linebackers struggled for the better part of two months last season before locking down opposition late. Expect more of the latter in 2011 with senior Cat linebacker Darius Fleming leading the charge.

In a December 2010 moment of self-assessment and reflection, linebacker Darius Fleming offered a a rare trait among athletes dealing with a media horde: brutal honesty. Fleming admitted his play through the season's first nine weeks had been below the standards he expected of himself and of those set forth by the Irish coaching staff. Notre Dame was mired in mediocrity at the time: a 4-5 W-L...

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