Underexposed Walker provides balance for Irish

Darius Walker might not have Brady Quinn's arm or Jeff Samardzija's dual-sport talent, but he just might be Notre Dame's biggest offensive weapon.

Updated: September 7, 2006, 1:06 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Darius Walker strolls across the carpet, scanning the Isban Auditorium for his first victim.

He spots John Latina, Notre Dame's unassuming offensive line coach, sitting at a table filled with microphones.

"Yeah, coach!" Walker croons, bobbing his head. "You tell 'em."

After stopping again to rag on Fighting Irish wide receiver Chase Anastasio, Walker finds a seat and, suavely, answers questions for the next 20 minutes. When it's over, he again becomes Darius the ...

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