Notre Dame has released its depth chart for its home opener against the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday, September 10.
|Position||1st Team||2nd Team (& OR)|
|Quarterback||DeShone Kizer||OR Malik Zaire|
|Running Back||Tarean Folston||OR Josh Adams|
|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||Greer Martini||Asmar Bilal|
|MIKE Linebacker||Nyles Morgan||Te'von Coney|
|SAM Linebacker||James Onwualu||Jamir Jones|
|Left Cornerback||Shaun Crawford||Nick Coleman|
|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|
Not a whole lot has changed when it comes to the two-deep for Notre Dame. This is the exact lineup they had for Texas, with the exception of a few difference both seen here and NOT seen here.
- The safety positions are the only ones with some changes as the starting two will be Devin Studstill and Drue Tranquill. Backing up the true freshman Studstill is another true freshman, Jalen Elliot.
- Concussions may play a role in how this depth chart eventually shapes up come kickoff. Both Torii Hunter Jr. and Avery Sebastian are going under concussion protocol after their head injuries against Texas.
- While the depth chart still says “OR” for DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire, it has the appearance of Kizer being named as QB1 this week while diplomatically letting Zaire know that he needs to be ready as QB2.