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Notre Dame Football: Depth Chart for Michigan State

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The Irish head to East Lansing for their second road challenge of the year.

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

With a trip to East Lansing looming and a date with the Michigan State Spartans in prime time Saturday night, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to build on a rout of Boston College. Having amassed over 600 yards of offense in said rout, the Notre Dame offensive depth chart remains exactly the same as it was last week.

Notre Dame Offensive Depth Chart VS Michigan State

WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
Equanimeous St. Brown Durham Smythe Mike McGkinchey Quenton Nelson Sam Mustipher Alex Bars Tommy Kraemer Cameron Smith Chris Finke Josh Adams Brandon Wimbush
Miles Boykin Alize Mack Liam Eichenberg Joshua Lugg Trevor Ruhland Hunter Bivin Robert Hainsey Michael Young Chase Claypool Dexter Williams Ian Book
Nic Weishar OR CJ Sanders OR Tony Jones Jr. Montgomery VanGorder
OR Brock Wright
OR Cole Kmet

What’s notable is that Tony Jones Jr., who sustained an injury late against Boston College, is still listed as backup (along with Dexter Williams) to Josh Adams. Despite this lack of movement, perhaps Jones will be limited and Williams may get a few more carries, like we all believe he should.

On the defensive side of the ball, the story is similar. The Notre Dame defense has been solid-to-good, so coaches see no need for movement.

Notre Dame Defensive Depth Chart VS Michigan State

CB FS ROVER DE DT NG DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
CB FS ROVER DE DT NG DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
Julian Love Nick Coleman Drue Tranquill Daelin Hayes Jonathan Bonner Jerry Tillery Jay Hayes Greer Martini Nyles Morgan Jalen Elliott Nick Watkins
Shaun Crawford Isaiah Robertson Asmar Bilal OR Andrew Trumbetti Myron Tagovailola-Amosa Kurt Hinish OR Andrew Trumbetti OR Te'von Coney Jamir Jones Devin Studstill Donte Vaughn
Troy Pride Jr. Julian Okwara Micah Dew-Treadway Brandon Tiassum Khalid Kareem
Ade Ogundeji

Notre Dame’s special teams have seemingly been a low-stress affair each time they take the field, with the exception of Justin Yoon’s poor showing in game one against Temple. As such, the depth chart remains static for this platoon as well.

Notre Dame Special Teams Depth Chart VS Michigan State

KO PK P LS HOLDER PR KR
KO PK P LS HOLDER PR KR
Justin Yoon Justin Yoon Tyler Newsome John Shannon Motgomery VanGorder Chris Finke CJ Sanders
Jonathan Doerer Jonathan Doerer Jeff Riney Nic Weishar Tyler Newsome CJ Sanders Tony Jones Jr.

We’re three games in, and it seems the only mild surprise we’ve had from this team is quarterback Brandon Wimbush’s performance through the air. When that’s your only issue, and when you don’t want to pull the rug out from beneath your young quarterback (and don’t want to lose his production on the ground), you get a pretty static depth chart for week four. Here’s to stability.