Irish Game Day Depth Chart
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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.

Quarterback:

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

Tailback:

  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

Center:

  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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