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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Syracuse Orange: Depth Chart

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Some OR movement, true running back starter, and a NICKEL saved.

Nick Coleman & Adetokunbo Ogundeji Notre Dame
Nick Coleman & Adetokunbo Ogundeji
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The 10-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Syracuse Orange inside Yankee Stadium in a Shamrock Series game on Saturday. Unlike most Shamrock Series games, this one will be played in the afternoon as a 2:30 game on NBC.

The Irish released their depth charts for the game and there has been real movemnet for the first time in weeks — even if it’s just an “OR” here and there.

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 biggest thing here is that Dexter Williams is finally being labeled as THE starter at running back. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. take the #2 slot with a shared “or” between their names. Tommy Kraemer played the entire game last week at RG and looked good doing so. Trevor Ruhland was banged up, so there may be more shared time this week with Kraemer. Ian Book continues to be listed at the starter, and most are expecting him to start and play on Saturday after missing the Florida State game with an injury.

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

More of the same on defense this week. There are a couple of significant changes as the “OR” has been removed from Julian Okwara and Daelin Hayes. Okwara is now the clear #1, but the defensive line rotation will remain the same. Nick Coleman is starter at NICKEL after a good showing last week, and praise from Brian Kelly.

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

Jonathan Doerer was unseen last week as Justin Yoon took care of all of the kickoff duties against Florida State. Will that continue against Syracuse?