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Five to Watch: Irish Defense

Five to Watch: Irish Defense publisher Tim O'Malley stops by with five defensive players for Spartans fans to monitor Saturday afternoon in South Bend.

1. Nose Guard #1 Louis Nix: Reason 1B the Irish made it to the BCS Championship game last fall, Nix negates opposing running games with 357 pounds of power and a quick first step inside. The senior draws the double teams, defensive ends Stephon Tuitt and Sheldon Day control their gaps, and the Irish rush defense makes life rough for teams that want to move the ball the old fashioned way. Nix has... Recommended Stories