Matt Hegarty


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


Matt Hegarty's impressed Notre Dame coaches since taking over for an injured Nick Martin last November, but he won't have a chance to stick at center when Martin returns to action in August.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Call it an expected development made worse by a pair of injuries.