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Q&A: Defense

Irish head coach Brian Kelly touches on improvement from his struggling pair of cornerbacks, the play of Louis Nix, bringing more pressure, and the need for better tackling across the board.

Q.  You appear to be putting quite a bit more pressure or attempting to put more pressure on the quarterback with linebackers, as opposed to last year.  When you do that, what does that do to your secondary?  What are the responsibilities of your corners, in particular, when you're putting more pressure up front and leaving them more exposed on the back end? "Well, I would say that if you track...

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