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“If you want to be in Alabama territory that means you have to put four great classes back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Notre Dame has not been able to do that. So depth-wise, talent-wise they’re not able to practice as hard as Alabama is because one guy goes out they have another guy just as good to come in. Notre Dame didn’t have that luxury,” he said.

Kelly said the priority for 2014 will be adding offensive and defensive linemen.