Notre Dame freshman Drue Tranquill played a larger-than-expected role in Saturday’s 48-17 win over Rice because of absences in the secondary.
Call it a trick play, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said, because he didn’t want to tell the world which player messed up.
 For nine months, all Darrell Hazell heard about was an inept offense, woeful defense and one measly win. Then the first four plays of the 2014 season resulted in negative yards on offense and an offsides penalty on defense.


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