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Living Behind the Line?

Living Behind the Line?

Prediction No. 7 in our pre-season series projects the Irish defense to produce the most tackles-for-loss of the Brian Kelly era to date.

They were known for their fast-paced, high-scoring offense, but Brian Kelly's 2009 Cincinnati Bearcats rode into the Orange Bowl undefeated because the program's sometimes overmatched defense had a key compliment to Kelly's quick-strike, up-tempo attack: Backfield penetration. Then first-year defensive coordinator Bob Diaco's Bearcats unit produced a remarkable 110 tackles for loss that fall...

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