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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS USC Trojans: Depth Chart

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The final depth chart of the regular season.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish released their depth chart as they prepare to head out west to play the USC Trojans in the season finale. The Irish will try to finish the season 12-0 for the first time since 2012, and defend the Jeweled Shillelagh against their heated rivals.

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 -

Nothing has changed here from last week. Dexter Williams has developed into the lead back we all hoped he would be, and Ian Book is leading this unit. What’s not listed is what they plan on doing with Brandon Wimbush — if anything at all. It was a bit of surprise last week when Brandon showed up in the backfield, and as exciting as that sounds to some, I hope it doesn’t take snaps away from a guy like Jafar Armstrong.

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 unit remains intact this week. The Irish will probably operate much more out of their base formation than last week — but the NICKEL will still be very much in play as USC likes to throw, and will no doubt need to pass once they get behind a few scores. The Irish seniors; Julian Love, Jerry Tillery, Te’von Coney, Jonathan Bonner, and Drue Tranquill will want to make their last trip to play the Trojans a memorable one.

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 either. Justin Yoon has been getting a workout as he has took over the kickoff duties at the end of the season, and Notre Dame’s redzone issues last week forced Yoon to kicked three field goals. Really though, it’s the units not listed here (the coverage and return teams) that will provide the biggest impact on Saturday. They need to continue to improve as they head toward the postseason.