The preseason narrative surrounding Notre Dame's defense a year ago was all about pressure.
In an optimal world, where egos don’t exist and playing time isn’t a concern, Everett Golson would’ve stayed at Notre Dame. Brian Kelly, Mike Sanford & Co.
Year 2 of Brian VanGorder’s pressure-heavy defensive scheme probably won’t feature any single player contending to lead college football in sacks.
Jerry Tillery slowed down a bit during the spring as the grind of practice and the adjustment to college life caught up to him.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The defense Notre Dame trotted out for its Blue and Gold Game Saturday was hardly a finished product from a personnel standpoint.