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A Healthy Helping of Leftovers

Seniors Zeke Motta (left) and Manti Te'o

Notre Dame's senior class and a handful of 5th-year seniors enjoyed individual successes prior to the 2012 season. Their performance since its outset guarantees those efforts will be remembered for decades to come.

"You can see the guys that I recruited." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly's ill-conceived but since forgiven utterance at the tail end of a Thursday night session with the local media last October ranks as a mere misstep; a relative speed bump in the head coach's 2012 ascent to the precipice of Irish legend -- two wins away from a national championship. His team is a remarkable 15-2 since... Recommended Stories

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