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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Northwestern Wildcats: Depth Chart

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What’s going to happen with Drue Tranquill?

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Drue Tranquill
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The 8-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be looking to make a statement this week against the Big 10 West leading Northwestern Wildcats. The Irish will head to Evanston for the first time since 1976, and just as Notre Dame wants to make a statement — so too do the Wildcats.

Here are the depth charts that Notre Dame released for the game:

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 -

No movement here as the Irish settle into a second week with this lineup. The “or” between Trevor Ruhland and Tommy Kraemer seems to be disappearing more and more though as Ruhland is starting to cement his position with Aaron Banks doing a good job at left guard.

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

The defensive depth chart also stays intact. The big question is if Drue Tranquill will be able to play this week after suffering a game-ending ankle injury against Navy. Drew White came in for Tranquill in that game instead of Jordan Genmark Heath or Shayne Simon. The reasoning for White was that he was more of an option specialist. Against a pass-happy team like Northwestern, we will probably see less of the BUCK anyways and more NICKEL. How Notre Dame intends on putting that out there is still a bit of a question mark with Houston Griffith, Nick Coleman, or Julian Love with an insertion of Tariq Bracy at corner.

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

No changes here as well, but the “or” on kickoff with Jusyin Yoon and Jonathan Doerer should probably be gone. Yoon’s injury should still be treated with care, and hid field goal kicking is much more important.