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Starting quarterback, starting field cornerback, starting Dog linebacker, starting right guard, punt returner…these position battles have dominated spring, summer, and Irish fans' conversations since last season ended. Today's feature instead focuses on five other pushes for playing time that will mold the Irish roster now and through 2013.

Somewhere between August 16 and August 26, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly will announce his starting quarterback for the team's season opener vs. Navy. He'll likely include said starter is the team's projected triggerman for the entire 2012 season. But its an underlying decision that follows that will have a major impact on the team's structure and near future. Who's No. 2? Under the...

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