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Collinsworth starred on ST prior to injury

Notre Dame's spring football roster is bereft of roughly 22 percent of its scholarship players for the 2013 season. For the first time in his four spring sessions at the helm, that won't stop head coach Brian Kelly from emphasizing a heretofore underperforming aspect of the program.

Brian Kelly's plan came to fruition last fall: Notre Dame broke through to play for college football's biggest prize. And over his first three seasons in charge, two-thirds of the Notre Dame football team developed at a rate befitting a champion. The defense has evolved from one of the worst in program history under the prior regime to among the nation's best. The offense, behind a reborn... Recommended Stories

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