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Notre Dame’s depth improved over 2012, says Brian Kelly

August 1, 2013

Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame football team earned a spot in the BCS National Championship game last year, only to get trounced by Alabama, 42-14. Kelly realized in the big loss that where the Fighting Irish were lacking was overall depth. That’s a problem the head coach thinks is solved, he told Mark Packer on SiriusXM’s College Sports Today.

“On the field, my top 11 guys [could] compete. [But] we didn’t have the depth, and we needed to address that.” Kelly said. “We needed to get, in this program, a deeper base at all positions. I think we’ve addressed it again, over the last couple of years, and I think I feel a lot better going into this season that we have the depth necessary to get back to that game.”

Kelly also elaborated on where he feels the team is deepest, suggesting that the linebacker group is as good as ever, even after losing Manti Te’o to the NFL.

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