December 29, 2006

'Typical SEC defense' means big, fast, strong

NEW ORLEANS, La.-If it was as easy as focusing on first-team All-American defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, you could come up with a series of double teams and schemes to isolate him and combat his strengths.

If it was as easy as containing defensive end Chase Pittman, you could leave the tight end and/or running back in to help.

But when Notre Dame takes on No. 4-ranked LSU-which boasts the No. 2 total defense, No. 4 scoring defense and No. 15 rush defense-the Irish are going to have to deal with an entire defensive unit, starting with the entire front four.

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