The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2019 season.
#75 Josh Lugg, Offensive Tackle
Josh Lugg hails from Wexford, PA and is entering his junior year. He did not play in his freshman season of 2017, so he still has his fifth year of eligibility available. Last season, he played in 12 games. He helped out on the offensive line a bit behind Robert Hainsey, Aaron Banks, and Liam Eichenberg, but he also had some reps on special teams.
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Josh has a bit of work to do to get past some big names ahead of him in experience/playing time. But that doesn’t stop his wildest dreams of getting that playing time and being THE guy at tackle from coming true. We just might see him in our wildest dreams, too.
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Apparently, bulldogs are patient as pups. Josh might need to be patient to get his true turn at Tackle. I also am predicting (based on really no evidence) that he will play and make some type of play when we play Georgia. I have no idea why, but I’m adding this opinion just because. It’s my article...I DO WHAT I WANT!
With a relatively small sample size and place in the lineup/depth chart, it would seem that Josh Lugg will need to fight his way to some playing time with Banks, Hainsey, and Eichenberg all either veterans or at least with decent amount of offensive reps during last season. You could see Josh’s name in the stat sheet on offense and/or on special teams, but it could be sparse. He might need another year before he truly can get fully involved.