Steve Elmer


CULVER, Ind. -- Had Notre Dame watched one of its starting offensive linemen be carted off the field on the first day of practice two years ago, it would've been a disaster.


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Two seasons ago, Notre Dame likely wouldn't have made the BCS Championship had one of its starting offensive linemen missed time with an injury.


With spring practice in the books, there appear four certainties on Notre Dame's offensive line: Ronnie Stanley will play left tackle, Nick Martin will play center, Christian Lombard will play rig