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Notre Dame Football Depth Chart For Duke

Of all the changes Notre Dame COULD make....

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

I think I had to take a double and even triple take at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish depth chart for their game against the Duke Blue Devils. It’s the same as last week- GASP!

Position 1st Team 2nd Team (& OR)
Quarterback DeShone Kizer Malik Zaire
Running Back Josh Adams OR Tarean Folston
W Receiver Equanimeous St. Brown Miles Boykin
X Receiver Torii Hunter Jr. Kevin Stepherson
Z Receiver CJ Sanders Corey Holmes
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 OR Daniel cage
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 Nick Coleman Donte Vaughn
Strong Safety Drue Tranquill Avery Sebastian
Free Safety Devin Studstill Jalen Elliot
Right Cornerback Cole Luke Julian Love
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

While that should not be so shocking, it kind of is when you consider all of the injuries and what not over the past couple of seasons. It seems like the depth chart would change somewhat.

Honestly, this makes me wonder quite a bit about what kind of talent Notre Dame has, and what they are trying to do with it as well.

With all those young kids in the secondary, one might imagine that a different combination of players could be used- especially after a loss like last week. I’m not blaming the defensive backs, but there and elsewhere, the lack of a shake up says something.

Brian Kelly and his assistants trust the players that they have, and hopefully, the coaches choose to do a better job in preparing themn each week.