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Notre Dame Football: DT Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and LB Jack Kiser OUT for Florida State

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The Irish will be down 2 defenders on Saturday — for now

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Notre Dame Spring Game Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Thursday, Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced that both defensive tackle Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and linebacker Jack Kiser will be out for Saturday night’s game against the Florida State Seminoles.

When talking about Kiser and Tagovailoa-Amosa, Kelly said, “Availability. Him [Kiser] and Myron won’t be available.”

I’ll allow you to figure out “why” they won’t be available on Saturday.

Of course, the significance of Jack Kiser comes at a time when he made himself important to the team during Notre Dame’s last game. Against the Bulls, Notre Dame was down 8 players, which included both Marist Liufau and Shayne Simon at the BUCK. Kiser was informed on gameday that he would start.

Could that happen again this weekend? Of it can, because anything is possible in the age of COVID-19. Notre Dame may need to rely on the “next man in” once again this week.

As far as the depth chart is concerned, Notre Dame rotates a lot of players on the defensive line, so MTA’s absence won’t be all that impactful. Expect Jayson Ademilola and Howard Cross III to see more action this week.

DEPTH CHART — DEFENSE

VYPER DE DT NG STRONG DE BUCK MIKE ROVER CB SS FS CB
VYPER DE DT NG STRONG DE BUCK MIKE ROVER CB SS FS CB
9 Daelin Hayes 95 Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 41 Kurt Hinish 91 Ade Ogundeji 33 Shayne Simon 40 Drew White 6 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 4 Nick McCloud 20 Shaun Crawford 14 Kyle Hamilton 26 Clarence Lewis
29 Ovie Oghoufo 99 Rylie Mills 54 Jacob Lacey 19 Justin Ademilola OR 35 Marist Liufau 52 Bo Bauer 10 Isaiah Pryor 5 Cam Hart 3 Houston Griffith 12 DJ Brown 28 TaRiq Bracy
OR 7 Isaiah Foskey - OR 56 Howard Cross III OR 7 Isaiah Foskey OR 24 Jack Kiser - - - 16 KJ Wallace K.J. Wallace -