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Middle linebacker Manti Te'o's leadership and production is the key to what should be a stout, potentially dominant defensive front next fall.

Manti Te'o's position group is not the best of the 2012 Irish units. But the symbiotic relationship between his linebackers and the three or-four-man line directly in front of them serves as the key to the upcoming season. The Irish don't yet have a proven quarterback. They don't have a known wide receiver that will scare half the defenses on their brutal schedule, they've yet to establish a...

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