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Captain Candidates Abound

Eifert has been among the best of the Kelly era

Manti Te'o and Tyler Eifert sit atop a handful of candidates for captaincy of the Irish in 2012.

The 2007 team had five of them, so too did Lou Holtz's squad in 1995, the number standing as a program record today. In 2010, first-year head coach Brian Kelly never picked one, nor did the initial Tyrone Willingham staff in 2002 (at least not until after the season) with both Irish editions choosing game day captains in lieu of the traditionally named leaders. Kelly will choose team captains...

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