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Three years ago, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly set out to build an "SEC-style" defensive front. Mission accomplished.

Saturday January 7, the champions of the SEC West will face off against the champions of the SEC…North? Not exactly, but phase one of Brian Kelly's plan for sustained excellence in South Bend is in place, and Notre Dame fans can thank Alabama, LSU, and their southern brethren for showing the way to modern collegiate success. "Controlling the line of scrimmage," said Kelly of step one in his... Recommended Stories