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After Alabama hung 42 points on the Fighting Irish defense in the 2012 BCS National Championship game, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly vowed to evaluate his team and strengthen all its defensive weaknesses.
To do that, he turned to one of the smartest minds in the game of football: Bill Belichick. The two met when they were part of a foursome at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in February, and when Kelly made his request to spend some time going over his team’s fim with the Patriots coach, Belichick couldn’t turn the opportunity down.
“I just really enjoy talking football,” Belichick told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. “So much goes into the entire process that it’s impossible to run out of things to work on – coaching, playing, practice, preparation, scouting, technology, how the whole structure fits together.”
Belichick trekked to South Bend, Ind., in March and sat down with the Fighting Irish coaching staff to watch film and talk shop for a day and a half. It w...
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