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The battle for a spot alongside returning starter Matthias Farley promises to be fierce this spring…not to mention through the summer, August camp, and likely into the early fall.

Junior Matthias Farley's unexpected ascent last fall allowed the Notre Dame program to continue an impressive chain of command along the back line. Since the 2005 season, when junior Tom Zbikowski returned as an accomplished starter to help guide the Irish defensive secondary, the program's coaches have enjoyed the presence of at least one proven commodity patrolling their last line of defense...

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