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Early on in the season, it seems that Notre Dame (4-0) has started to turn a corner, and has the makings of a bigger, faster, and stronger team. 

Credit director of strength and conditioning Paul Longo with those strides. Take a look at the video above to see what the Irish are doing during the summer with the strength staff down in South Bend.

As Longo stresses in the beginning of the video during a summer workout session, they're focused on defending their turf. "Everything that we do has got to show on this soil, on Saturday's, at home...You've got to rise to another level."

The Irish are off this weekend, and will take on Miami (FL) next Saturday. The rest of Notre Dame's schedule includes Stanford, BYU, Oklahoma, Pitt, Boston College, Wake Forest and Southern California.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.