5 Questions For Notre Dame Football During 2015 Spring Practice

By Brian Kalchik

5 Questions For Notre Dame Football During 2015 Spring Practice

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Two years after losing the National Championship Game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have just nine and eight wins in the last two seasons. There are tons of questions surrounding the Notre Dame program entering 2015, and here are the five biggest.

5. Special Teams

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5. Special Teams

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Notre Dame's special teams units were atrocious in 2014. Kyle Brindza missed 10 if his 24 field goal attempts, and two of Brindza's misses cost the Irish potential wins.

4. Who Replaces Ben Koyack?

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4. Who Replaces Ben Koyack?

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The Fighting Irish lost yet another talented tight end when Ben Koyack graduated. Koyack had only 30 catches in 2014, but he came up big in crucial moments. Against Stanford, Koyack caught the game-winning touchdown with over a minute remaining.

3. Is The Defense Fixable?

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3. Is The Defense Fixable?

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For the first time in the history of Notre Dame football, the Fighting Irish gave up 30 or more points in seven straight games. The defense couldn't stop a nose bleed without Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix, and it won't immediately improve.

2. Can The Culture Change?

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2. Can The Culture Change?

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Notre Dame football isn't what it was two years ago. The Fighting Irish have slowed down on the field, and an academic scandal rocked the program, stripping it of some talented players. Can the culture turn around quickly, or will people in South Bend lose patience in Brian Kelly?

1. Will Everett Golson Get His Job Back?

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1. Will Everett Golson Get His Job Back?

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Back after a one-year suspension, Everett Golson struggled with turnovers in 2014 and was benched in favor of Malik Zaire. Before 2014, Golson lost just one game, and now he's in danger of not starting again for the Irish.

Brian Kalchik is a Houston Texans writer and featured writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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