Notre Dame takes on Georgia Tech tomorrow afternoon which means we'll see a non-traditional defensive set up employed by the Irish. Will safety Elijah Shumate line up as an outside linebacker? Does Matthias Farley see the field in a regular role? Do we add another linebacker to the mix?
Two big changes to the depth chart with the season-ending injuries to Zaire and Smythe.
The tight end situation is basically a 4-man rotation listed in order of 'most likely to catch a pass.' The development and deployment of this group the rest of the year is going to be highly interesting.
Here we are in game 3 of 2015 and it's redshirt freshman DeShone Kizer's offense at quarterback. From the sounds of things we might see true freshmen Brandon Wimbush as early as this weekend and his redshirt is almost certainly going to be removed sooner rather than later.
Still some head scratching going on on the defensive line where Hayes and Blankenship did not participate for the second straight game last week against Virginia. Is it really wise and/or possible to redshirt both this season? Or have they been not needed and saving themselves for this triple option attack where all knees are needed?
True freshmen still on track to redshirt: WR Miles Boykin, WR Jalen Guyton, C Tristen Hoge, G Trevor Ruhland, DT Brandon Tiassum, DT Micah Dew-Treadway, DT Elijah Taylor, LB Josh Barajas, LB Asmar Bilal, CB Shaun Crawford, CB Ashton White, S Mykelti Williams.