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Key Ingredients to Notre Dame’s Blitzing Defense

Article By on 8th July, 2009

... to bring the blitz from all angles, as Irish fans are aware of.

Last year it was successful in spots, but was known to wear down in the fourth quarter. This year, more depth should help in that area.

Just like the offense, it starts with the line. A good defensive line can keep offensive linemen off the linebackers and defensive backs. That will enable them to blitz from all angles, just like Tenuta likes to do.

Ian Williams and John Ryan are expected to anchor the defensive line. The Irish are also expecting an immediate impact from freshman Tyler Stockton.

The next layer of the defense is the linebackers. This is generally the backbone of the defense, and the guys who make the most tackles.

Much like how an off...

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