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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Clemson Tigers: Depth Chart For The Cotton Bowl

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How the Irish will line up.

Dexter Williams notre dame
Dexter Williams
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish didn’t release an official depth chart for the college football playoff semi-final against the Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl, but we can make a pretty reasonable guess.

The Irish have been fairly consistent this year with its depth charts, with the big exception of the offensive line shuffling that happened after the injury to Alex Bars.

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 -

It’s kind of a big deal that Jafar Armstrong is finally healthy to play tandem with Dexter Williams. There is a big section of Chip Long’s playbook that has two-back plays, and we’ve seen so little of it this year. Other than all of that, everything else remains intact from the USC game.

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 depth chart for the defense has stayed the same (for the most part) all season long. The biggest changes have come at the nickel position. It appears that Nick Coleman has that in check, but we could still see Houston Griffith in the mix as well.

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

All the same here... but I really believe that Justin Yoon will end up being the guy that kicks off during the game. He’s been much more consistent than Jonathan Doerer, and why take the chance at this point in the season?