Dan Fox finishing career on a high note

Dan Fox finishing career on a high note
December 4, 2013, 10:00 am
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Dan Fox has one more game left in a Notre Dame uniform, and if his last two games are any sign he'll go out with a bang.

In his last two games, Fox has 24 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack and one pass breakup. Fifteen of those tackles came against Stanford, partly out of necessity -- Notre Dame's defensive line didn't get much of a push, and it fell on Fox to bring down Tyler Gaffney most of the night.

But something clicked for Fox coming out of Notre Dame's bye week, and had a much more positive impact against BYU and Stanford.

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"I just feel like I'm in more comfortable in my game," Fox said. "I feel really healthy, my body feels good. And I just felt like I was clicking."

Fox played the Will inside linebacker position before Jarrett Grace's injury forced him to switch to the Mike, and the transition wasn't necessarily smooth. But coach Brian Kelly has seen Fox play with a greater understanding of the position in the last two weeks, certainly a welcome change from earlier in the season.

"I really can't wait to watch him play one more game," Kelly said.