Team preview: Notre Dame

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(All information as of June 20, 2007)


Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis possesses a healthy ego, but even he knows his limitations. Weis, who won three Super Bowl rings as the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator, knows that although he can impart his encyclopedic knowledge of offensive football to freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen, the man who didn't play college football himself can't make Clausen understand the pressures of playing for the Fighting Irish, especially when you're the No. 1 recruit in the country.