Notre Dame Likely To Not Have Two Starters Available On Saturday

Bryan Driskell

According to multiple sources, Notre Dame will be without at least two defensive starters and possibly two backup players on offense when they kickoff against South Florida on Saturday.

At this time I cannot state the names of the players, but the sources I spoke with are confident the Irish defense will be down at least two players by the time the game starts. 

Notre Dame's defense performed well in the opener against Duke, especially in the second half. The Irish held Duke to just 13 points and 334 yards of offense, but just 88 came in the second half as the Irish defense turned up the pressure on the Blue Devils. Notre Dame held the Duke running backs to just 59 yards on the ground.

One significant positive for Notre Dame is that it is incredibly deep on defense this season, so with the exception of safety, the unit is prepared to handle any losses due to injury or any other reason that might cause a player to miss a game.

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Comments (12)
No. 1-6
DaveyJ
DaveyJ

Are these in addition to Hamilton? Thanks

Bryan Driskell
Bryan Driskell

Editor

I know people will want names, but I'm not at liberty to say who they are or why they are out. All I am confident that I can say at this point is this isn't related to any team rules violations or anything like that.

MRedinger
MRedinger

Covid gonna covid

chamgel
chamgel

Positive out of this is if there is a game for ND to be out 3 defensive starters this one should be it.

$mcoddington
$mcoddington

A blessing in disguise. Kelly doesn’t play deep enough in general but we need them to all get time the 1st couple of weeks. Covid or injuries could happen any time and these guys need to be ready. Especially this year where scholarships aren’t compromised.

stpeteirish
stpeteirish

Possibly explains Kelly's comments about rotating in more people at safety


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