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Safety in Numbers

Senior safety Zeke Motta is a three-year starter

Many starting jobs and key roles in both the offensive and defensive rotations remain to be claimed as the Irish prepare for the 83rd annual Blue Gold game, and more important, for the four months that follow before the team embarks for Ireland.

Position competition continues to define the Irish on both sides of scrimmage as the 2012 spring session reaches its apex. Saturday's Blue Gold game will pit the offense vs. the defense with a modified scoring system, and while the setup fosters natural competition (unit vs. unit), the reality is the team's best defensive players – along with a handful of proven offensive starters – won't see much...

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