I'm confident the defensive line will hold up just fine vs ND. I'm more interested to see how our linebackers play in coverage. I suspect the large emphasis on stopping the run may lead to some broken coverages in the middle of the field. ND's greatest offensive threat is Michael Mayer #87. I don't have much confidence in our starting LB's to consistently challenge him in the pass game - especially when they're going to be aggressively playing downhill to stop the run. Hopefully guys like Cam Brown, Ronnie Hickman and Tanner McCalister will be able to pick up the slack here.

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