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Future Tense: OLB

Jaylon Smith improved throughout 2013

Veterans, future stars, and rookie reinforcements highlight a deep, though not-yet-proven collection of outside 'backers for Notre Dame in 2014.

2014 Outlook: Outside Linebacker Three-year starter Prince Shembo leaves a physical void with his departure from the boundary side. Though Shembo's tackles-for-loss total dropped from 10.5 in 2012 to 5.5 last fall, his 17 quarterback hurries were the second most of the last decade in South Bend. (Though five occurred vs. Temple in the opener.) Potential 5th-year senior: None Seniors: Ishaq...

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