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Cooks has corner covered

Veteran talent and young competitors afford Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Kerry Cooks a natural pecking order at the position, but its the team's second unit cover men that must emerge over the next four months for the position to meet, or exceed, expectations.

Through three contests, Notre Dame's 2010 secondary and its trio of veteran corners resembled the same shaky group from 2009. Missed assignments were prevalent in a Week Two loss to Michigan; lapses in tackling returned in spades in an ensuing defeat in East Lansing. Notre Dame allowed three passing touchdowns and another long completion that set-up a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Each error was...

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