As much optimism as there is surrounding Notre Dame football with a new season on the way, there’s plenty of uncertainty, too.
Along with new coordinators, there’s young talent, and there’s a high level of excitement for the 2014 campaign. But what will be the biggest challenges that Irish head coach Brian Kelly must face this season?
These hurdles could be repeated flaws from recent years or large question marks specific to this year’s team.
In judging the magnitude of both forms of challenges, we’ll consider their importance in guiding Notre Dame to a successful 2014 season.
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