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5 to watch: Irish defense

Manti Te'o

Irisheyes.com publisher Tim O'Malley offers Trojans fans five Irish defenders -- other than Manti Te'o -- to monitor for Saturday night's contest at the Coliseum.

CB #2 Bennett Jackson -- The junior has starred in his first season as a starter, ranking third on the squad in tackles (55) and second to Te'o in both interceptions (4), and passes defended (8) through 11 games. Jackson, who began his Irish career as a wide receiver and kick coverage star, moved to cornerback in the spring of 2011 and now lines up on both the boundary (primarily) and field side...

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