The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on fire right now with their one game winning streaks. One current streak, and a one home game winning streak.
The season has been great.
Something that has been missing this season, has been that cold weather game at home. It’s pretty rare in this day and age as the Irish prefer to end its last game of the season in California against either Stanford or Southern Cal.
We may get a great chance for some throwback November weather this Saturday against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Time to get excited! There is snow in the forecast! While the temperatures will rise above freezing and it will be around 40 degrees at kickoff, both the morning and the late afternoon should see some snow.
Just forget you even see anything about the rain (in your mind).
So, for all you fans that are attending, you are going to have to pack and wear a few different layers and that outer layer will need to be something that keeps you dry. Nothing is worse than a sad, wet, and cold Notre Dame fan on NBC... so do your part to keep up with appearances.
There was a major change to the depth chart made on gameday last week. Mark Harrell was made the starter at right guard. It was the first time all year Harrell got the starting nod.
The depth chart looks about the same, but if there was a name that should see more time despite not being listed as a starter it’s Greer Martini. Martini has played some very good and physical football as of late, and as a senior... he may also be a gameday starter.
Look for Pete Mokwah and Jonathon Bonner to see more time as well with the continued absence of Daniel Cage as he battles his concussions.
|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||Tristan Hoge|
|Right Guard||Colin McGovern||OR Mark Harrell|
|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||C||Chris Finke|
|Kickoff Return||CJ Sanders||OR Dexter Williams|