SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nine sessions into spring practice, coach Brian Kelly has an idea how his depth chart is settling in at running back, wide receiver and cornerback.

Linebacker is another matter.

“Clark is working overtime,” Kelly said of defensive coordinator Clark Lea, who oversees the position that graduated its top two inside linebackers in Te’von Coney (123 tackles) and Drue Tranquill (86). “There’s a group of guys we need to continue to work on.”

Earlier this spring, Lea indicated that he had numbers and talent, would do a lot of mixing and matching, and still might not know his starters after the Blue-Gold spring game on April 13 and possibly until the Fighting Irish open the season on Sept. 2 at Louisville.

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