Irish Game Day Depth Chart
Associated Press
Posted Oct 22, 2010

A look at Notre Dame's two-deep depth chart for today’s matchup with the Midshipmen.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Junior wide receiver Michael Floyd is a game day decision. Slot receiver Theo Riddick (ankle) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (hamstring surgery) are out.


  1. Junior Dayne Crist
  2. Junior Nate Montana or Freshman Tommy Rees


  1. Senior Armando Allen
  2. Sophomore Cierre Wood
  3. Junior Robert Hughes

“W” Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Senior Duval Kamara

“X” Receiver:

  1. Junior John Goodman
  2. Freshman Bennett Jackson
    Note: Goodman has started in three consecutive games (Stanford, BC, Pitt) after rarely appearing in the first three contests.

“Z” Receiver (slot):

  1. Freshman Tai-ler Jones
  2. Sophomore Robby Toma
    Note: Toma caught his first pass of the season last week; Jones started the first three contests and last week vs. Western Michigan in the X Receiver role.

Tight End:

  1. Sophomore Tyler Eifert
  2. Senior Mike Ragone
    Note: Sophomore Jake Golic could also see action.

Left Tackle:

  1. Sophomore Zack Martin
  2. Senior Andrew Nuss

Left Guard:

  1. 5th-Year Senior Chris Stewart
  2. Sophomore Chris Watt


  1. Junior Braxston Cave
  2. Junior Mike Golic or Chris Watt

Right Guard:

  1. Junior Trevor Robinson
  2. Junior Mike Golic

Right Tackle:

  1. Senior Matt Romine or Senior Taylor Dever
    Note: Expect both to play regularly; IE’s hunch is that Romine will draw his third consecutive start, though first on the right side as classmate Dever re-acclimates after missing two contests with a hamstring injury.

Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Kapron Lewis-Moore
  2. Junior Hafis Williams

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Ethan Johnson
  2. Senior Emeka Nwankwo

Nose Guard:

  1. Senior Ian Williams
  2. Junior Sean Cwynar.
    Note: Cwynar will also see time at DE.

“CAT” Outside Linebacker:

  1. Junior Darius Fleming
  2. Freshman Prince Shembo

“DOG” Outside Linebacker:

  1. Senior Kerry Neal
  2. Senior Brian Smith
    Note: Junior Steve Filer could play as well.

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te’o
  2. Sophomore Dan Fox

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese
  2. Junior Anthony McDonald or Sophomore Dan Fox
    Note: Fox played ahead of McDonald in this role last week vs. Western Michigan.

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Sophomore Zeke Motta
  2. Junior Jamoris Slaughter
    Note: Slaughter is not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury suffered in Week One vs. Purdue. Walk-on junior Chris Salvi could also see time.

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Junior Dan McCarthy

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Senior Gary Gray
  2. Junior Robert Blanton

Special Teams

  • Placekicker: Senior David Ruffer
  • Kick-offs: Senior David Ruffer
  • Punter: Sophomore Ben Turk
  • Punt Return: Junior John Goodman
  • Kick Return: Freshman Bennett Jackson, freshman Austin Collinsworth or junior Jonas Gray
  • Long Snapper: Sophomore Jordan Cowart
  • Short Snapper: Senior Bill Flavin
  • Holder: Junior Ryan Kavanagh

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