Nick Martin

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For the first time this spring, Notre Dame’s practice Saturday was open to the media for the entirety of the session. Five observations:

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Arguably the biggest accomplishment of Notre Dame's offseason wasn't its recruiting class or four new coaching hires -- it was keeping left tackle Ronnie Stanley in South Bend and away from the NF

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Notre Dame’s offense will return nine of its 11 regular starters during the 2014 regular season, with only tight end Ben Koyack and right tackle Christian Lombard needing to be replaced.

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Ronnie Stanley’s return to Notre Dame not only gives the Irish an elite left tackle this fall, but it also means an emerging leader will stick around South Bend.

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Defensive tackle and captain Sheldon Day will return to Notre Dame for his senior season, he and the team announced Saturday afternoon.

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