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Offense's X-Factors

Riddick as a freshman running back

O'Malley offers 10 Irish players, five on both sides of the ball, who are likely to be determining factors in Saturday's matchup with the Midshipmen.

One proven star, one in waiting, one ready to make good after a long wait, and a quartet of X-factors for Saturday's matchup vs. Navy. 1 -- Senior tight end Tyler Eifert: Eifert rates as's best Notre Dame player entering the season. He's the nation's top tight end prospect, undoubtedly its best pass-catching tight end, and a 6'6" 251-pound gazelle that will this year line up wide... Recommended Stories