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Balancing Act

In 2011, tight end Tyler Eifert served as the perfect compliment to headliner Michael Floyd. This fall, Eifert was the team's go-to target and the ring-leader of a much more balanced receiving corps under the guidance of passing game coordinator, Mike Denbrock.

Notre Dame's only pass-catching weapon of record entering the 2012 season predictably proved to be its best target by season's end. But it was the development of All-America Tyler Eifert's teammates that allowed the Irish offense to evolve en route to a first ever 12-0 regular season finish. "We knew that we weren't going to have one guy like a Michael Floyd," said head coach Brian Kelly of the...

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