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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Depth Chart VS Virginia Tech Hokies

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There’s a lot of movement up front.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish released their depth chart for their upcoming game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, and there was one side of the ball with a LOT of movement.

OFFENSE

Notre Dame *way too early* Depth Chart — Offense

WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
25 Braden Lenzy 89 Brock Wright 74 Liam Eichenberg 69 Aaron Banks 55 Jarrett Patterson 78 Tommy Kraemer 72 Robert Hainsey 13 Lawrence Keys 4 Kevin Austin 8 Jafar Armstrong 12 Ian Book
Fr Jordan Johnson OR 24 Tommy Tremble 73 Andrew Kristofic 76 Dillan Gibbons 61 Colin Grunhard 56 John Dirksen 75 Josh Lugg 18 Joe Wilkins Tr Ben Skowronek 34 Jahmir Smith 7 Brendon Clark
- Fr Michael Mayer - - - - - - - 20 C'Bo Flemister Fr Drew Pyne
- OR George Takacs - - - - - - OR Fr Chris Tyree -
- - - - - - - - - OR 23 Kyren Williams -

The season ending injury suffered by Alex Bars not only takes away a great player along the offensive line, it also has caused quite the stir on the depth chart. Trevor Ruhland will now be the starting left guard after doing pretty well at RG in place of Tommy Kraemer. The backups along the line have shifted all over wnd walk-on Colin Grunhard is now listed as the back-up center. I wouldn’t be surprised if Aaron Banks or Josh Lugg see a fair amount of time on the field as well.

There is no more “OR” in between Ian Book and Brandon Wimbush as Book is now the starter fully full on. No Jafar Armstrong will mean that the running backs will have one more freshman in the mix.

Both Javon McKinley and Lawrence Keys III have been removed from the depth chart this week. Both Keys and McKinley were listed as 3rd stringers previously.

DEFENSE

Notre Dame *way too early* Depth Chart — Defense

CB FS ROVER DE NG DT DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
CB FS ROVER DE NG DT DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
20 Shaun Crawford 14 Kyle Hamilton 13 Paul Moala 9 Daelin Hayes 41 Kurt Hinish 95 Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 91 Ade Ogundeji 6 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 40 Drew White Tr Isaiah Pryor 28 TaRiq Bracy
16 KJ Wallace 12 DJ Brown 24 Jack Kiser 29 Ovie Oghoufo 54 Jacob Lacey 57 Jayson Ademilola 19 Justin Ademilola 2 Jordan Genmark Heath 52 Bo Bauer 3 Houston Griffith 15 Isaiah Rutherford
9 Cam Hart - - 94 Isaiah Foskey 55 Ja'mion Franklin 90 Hunter Spears 18 NaNa Osafo-Mensah - - - 4 Avery Davis

No changes have been made on the the defensive depth chart.I’m still always curious as to how they use the NICKEL and we saw quite a bit of Houston Griffith last week, as well as the package that moves Julian Love to the NICKEL with Donte Vaughn at cornerback.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Notre Dame *way too early* Depth Chart — Special Teams

KICKOFF PLACEKICKER PUNTER LONG SNAPPER HOLDER PUNT RETURNER KICK RETURNER
KICKOFF PLACEKICKER PUNTER LONG SNAPPER HOLDER PUNT RETURNER KICK RETURNER
39 Jonathan Doerer 39 Jonathan Doerer 19 Jay Bramblett Fr Alex Peitsch 19 Jay Bramblett 18 Joe Wilkins 25 Braden Lenzy
98 Harrison Leonard 98 Harrison Leonard 98 Harrison Leonard 65 Michael Vinson 14 J.D. Carney 23 Kyren Williams 20 C'Bo Flemister

With the continued loss of Jafar Armstrong, running back Avery Davis will take over the kick return duties alongside Michael Young. No other changes were made.