Notre Dame down two running backs, one defensive player vs. Seminoles

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Not long before Sunday’s season opener at Florida State, Notre Dame announced that three players will not be available. Their depth at running back will take a hit, and one defensive player also will be out:

Of these three players, only Flemister was listed on this week’s depth chart. Flemister, a senior, is coming off the best season of his career in which he ran for 299 yards and five touchdowns on 58 carries over nine games. He gained two yards on his only carry when the Irish played the Seminoles in 2020.

Diggs, a native of Marrero, Louisiana, is beginning his freshman year. He was a three-star recruit while running for 2,287 yards and 18 touchdowns in high school.

Botelho, who is listed as a linebacker on the above report but as a defensive lineman on the official roster, returns to the Irish for his sophomore season after playing four games as a freshman. He recorded two tackles, one of which came in the game against Florida State.