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Notre Dame Football Depth Chart: Stanford Week

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Check 1,2. Check 1,2,1,2.

NCAA Football: Duke at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ride into their game with the Stanford Cardinal with the exact depth chart that they had last week.

Position 1st Team 2nd Team (& OR)
Quarterback DeShone Kizer Malik Zaire
Running Back Josh Adams Tarean Folston OR Dexter Williams
W Receiver Equanimeous St. Brown Miles Boykin OR Chase Claypool
X Receiver Torii Hunter Jr. Kevin Stepherson
Z Receiver CJ Sanders Corey Holmes OR Chris Finke
Tight End Durham Smythe Nic Weishar
Left Tackle Mike McGlinchey Hunter Bivin
Left Guard Quenton Nelson Trevor Ruhland
Center Sam Mustipher Mark Harrell
Right Guard Colin McGovern Tristan Hoge
Right Tackle Alex Bars Tommy Kraemer
WDE Andrew Trumbetti Jay Hayes OR Daelin Hayes
Defensive Tackle Jerry Tillery Elijah Taylor
Nose Guard Jarron Jones Daniel cage OR Pete Mokwah
SDE Isaac Rochell Jonathon Bonner
WILL Linebacker Te'von Coney Asmar Bilal
MIKE Linebacker Nyles Morgan Geer Martini
SAM Linebacker James Onwualu Jamir Jones
Left Cornerback Julian Love Donte Vaughn
Strong Safety Drue Tranquill Jalen Elliott
Free Safety Devin Studstill Nicco Fertitta
Right Cornerback Cole Luke Troy Pride
Place Kicker Justin Yoon Tyler Newsome
Kickoffs Tyler Newsome Justin Yoon
Punter Tyler Newsome Jeff Riney
Long Snapper Scott Daly John Shannon
Holder Montgomery VanGorder DeShone Kizer
Punt Return CJ Sanders Chris Finke
Kickoff Return CJ Sanders OR Dexter Williams

Although that seems a little boring (if you’re a sadist looking for a deep story here), after a little deeper reflection, you will realize that playing a game in a hurricane does little to nothing if you want to gauge how the young secondary will play.

Yes, for all of the excitement (kind of) of seeing so many freshmen on the two deep in the secondary, we weren’t able to witness any improvements. This week, however, Notre Dame will be playing in a much different environment and given the poor offensive play of the Cardinal so far in 2016, maybe we see the confidence in these kids grow as we work towards the bye week.

Tarean Folston, although listed on the depth chart for the past two weeks, has not played in the last two games due to an ankle injury that he suffered in practice before the Syracuse game. Given the sluggish look of the senior running back in games this year, it’s hard to imagine him getting more than a handful of carries this week- even if he is fully healthy.

I remain completely and utterly amazed that Jay Hayes and Daelin Hayes are not 1A and 1B. Andrew Trumbetti has looked absolutely ineffective this season, and Notre Dame needs much more production at the position. I don’t believe he holds the point of attack well at all, and given the power offense that Stanford likes to run, perhaps the depth chart listing is a moot point.

5 Guys I’d like to see more of:

Jay Hayes
Chase Claypool
Donte Vaughn
A tight end- any tight end making plays
Tyler Luatua (closest thing we have to a fullback)