August 15, 2006

Defensive line knows 'heat’s on'

Chris Frome put Monday's workout in unique perspective.

Considering the clichés coming en masse out of Notre Dame's fall camp, the defensive end could have opted for the one-practice-at-a-time approach in describing the Irish scrimmage on Monday night.

But the fifth-year senior, who's battling Ronald Talley to reclaim a starting spot, took the opposite route.

"The heat's on," Frome admitted. "It's going to be a big job to fill (Monday night)."

Frome started the first six games of last season before a knee injury suffered against Southern California put him on the shelf. Talley filled the vacancy for the season's balance, save missing the Stanford game with a shoulder injury.

Monday night's scrimmage inside the Stadium could be the first step in separating which defensive end wins the starting job opposite Victor Abiamiri this fall.

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