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Sophomore cornerback and nickel Cole Luke

Chief among head coach Brian Kelly's challenges this spring: blending his defense's increased athleticism with its lack of game day experience.

In March, hope spring eternal for all college football programs. For Brian Kelly's fifth-edition Irish squad, the current glass half-full feel can be traced directly to an infusion of perimeter athleticism on both sides of scrimmage. "Alot of new roles for players," said Kelly following Wednesday's practice. "Again, you've got a lot of guys who have a lot of athletic ability, are talented, but... Recommended Stories