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Ndukwe Fighting For Starting Spot

Chinedum Ndukwe

Sometimes change is a good thing. Sophomore strong safety Chinedum Ndukwe wasn't so sure that would be the case when Irish head coach Tyrone Willingham approached him about a change. The 6-2, 223-pound Powell, Ohio native reported to Notre Dame as a receiver and had never played defense, but Ndukwe says he accepted the change to help out his team, and he's glad he did.

Chinedum Ndukwe remembers the conversation he had with Irish head coach Tyrone Willingham very well. He also remembers the disappointment. "I don't know any other way to take it," said Ndukwe when asked if he felt like Willingham didn't think he could make it at wide receiver. "That's kind of how I felt. "Coach Willingham told me that it wasn't that way at all. He said he thought I could...

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