Top 25 team preview: No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Wednesday August 14th, 2013
Stephon Tuitt (7) and Notre Dame surrendered just 12.8 points per game last season, second nationally.
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BK: There are always uncertainties when you ask a young player to step up. But the biggest component on this team is that they know how to win. I'd rather have that than anything else.

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