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College Football Playoff Rose Bowl: Notre Dame VS Alabama Depth Chart

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More of the same for the Irish — for now

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

Now that Christmas is over, we really need to focus all of our attention (or just more) on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their upcoming game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl. This is a College Football Playoff Semifinal game, with the winner set to play the winner of Clemson VS Ohio State for the National Championship.

On Saturday, Notre Dame released the depth charts for the Rose Bowl — regardless of almost a week to go until the game. Much like the depth chart for the ACC Championship game, I’m fairly certain this isn’t going to be the most accurate set of names come Friday — but it’s what we have.

Please keep in mind as the week goes on that much more light will be shed on probable lineups for the game.

OFFENSE

DEPTH CHART — OFFENSE

QB RB WR WR WR TE LT LG C RG RT
QB RB WR WR WR TE LT LG C RG RT
12 Ian Book 23 Kyren Williams 88 Javon McKinley 11 Ben Skowronek 3 Avery Davis 89 Brock Wright 74 Liam Eichenberg 69 Aaron Banks 52 Zeke Correll 78 Tommy Kraemer 72 Robert Hainsey
7 Brendan Clark 25 Chris Tyree 8 Jafar Armstrong 18 Joe Wilkins Jr. 18 Joe Wilkins Jr. 24 Tommy Tremble 73 Andrew Kristofic 76 Dillan Gibbons OR 75 Josh Lugg 75 Josh Lugg 77 Quinn Carroll
- OR 20 C'Bo Flemister - - - OR 87 Michael Mayer - - - - -
- - - - - OR 85 George Takacs - - - - -

For any of you still wondering out loud... Braden Lenzy is not listed on the depth chart. The entire lineup for the ACC Championship game remains the same. There could be a big difference at center if Zeke Correll is healthy enough to be able to go 100%. Correll suffered a high ankle sprain, and Josh Lugg started against Clemson. Tommy Kraemer is back as the listed starter at RG, with Lugg behind him.

DEFENSE

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 -

Again... this is the same lineup as was presented for the game against Clemson. A glaring omission is that of defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola. The junior from New Jersey was part of the regular rotation all season until an injury took him out for a bit. He played a major role against Clemson (and did a good job I might add) so we should figure him to be the first man in for Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa instead of Rylie Mills.

SPECIAL TEAMS

DEPTH CHART — SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKOFF PLACEKICKER PUNTER LONG SNAPPER HOLDER PUNT RETURN KICK RETURN
KICKOFF PLACEKICKER PUNTER LONG SNAPPER HOLDER PUNT RETURN KICK RETURN
39 Jonathan Doerer 39 Joanathan Doerer 19 Jay Bramblett 65 Michael Vinson 19 Jay Bramblett 32 Matt Salerno 25 Chris Tyree
38 Dawson Goepferich 38 Dawson Goepferich 38 Dawson Goepferich 44 Alex Peitsch 14 JD Carney OR Lawrence Keys III 8 Jafar Armstrong

The special teams depth chart makes it 3/3 for no changes here. Speaking of Braden Lenzy... I wouldn’t mind seeing him and Chris Tyree both back at kick returner — even though that’s not exactly how this works.