Notre Dame-No. 5 Clemson: Irish release depth chart for showdown

One might look at Saturday night’s matchup between Notre Dame and No. 5 Clemson and think about how lopsided it appears on paper.  Notre Dame is 5-3 with a pair of losses to lowly Marshall and Stanford while Clemson enters unbeaten and battle-tested.  Are the Irish primed for an upset?

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Notre Dame released their depth chart ahead of Saturday night’s game in South Bend.  Check out below to see how the Irish will line up in order to try and ruin the perfect season and possibly the College Football Playoff hopes of Clemson.

Quarterback:

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QB1: [autotag]Drew Pyne[/autotag] (RS-So.), #10

QB2:  [autotag]Steve Angeli [/autotag](Fr.), #18

Running Back:

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RB1: [autotag]Chris Tyree[/autotag] (Jr.), #25

OR [autotag]Logan Diggs[/autotag] (So.), #3

OR [autotag]Audric Estime [/autotag](So.), #7

Wide Receiver:

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WR:
[autotag]Lorenzo Styles[/autotag] (So.), #4

[autotag]Deion Colzie[/autotag] (So.), #16

WR:
[autotag]Jayden Thomas [/autotag](RS-Fr.) , #83

[autotag]Matt Salerno[/autotag] (GR), #29

WR:
[autotag]Braden Lenzy[/autotag] (Gr.), #0

[autotag]Joe Wilkins[/autotag] (GR), #5

Tight End:

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TE1: [autotag]Michael Mayer [/autotag](Jr.), #87

TE2: [autotag]Mitchell Evans [/autotag](So.), #88

OR Holden Staes (Fr.), #85

OR Davis Sherwood (So.), #38

Left Tackle:

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LT1: [autotag]Joe Alt[/autotag] (So.), #76
LT2: [autotag]Tosh Baker[/autotag] (RS-So.), #79

Left Guard

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LG1: [autotag]Jarrett Patterson[/autotag] (GR), #55
LG2: Andrew Kristofic (RS-Jr.), #73

Center:

C1: [autotag]Zeke Correll[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #52
C2: [autotag]Pat Coogan[/autotag] (RS-Fr.), #78

Right Guard:

RG1: [autotag]Josh Lugg[/autotag] (GR), #75
RG2: [autotag]Rocco Spindler[/autotag] (RS-Fr.), #50

Right Tackle:

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RT1: [autotag]Blake Fisher[/autotag] (RS-Fr.), #54
RT2: [autotag]Michael Carmody[/autotag] (RS-So.), #68

Vyper:

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V1: [autotag]Isaiah Foskey[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #7
V2: [autotag]Justin Ademilola[/autotag] (GR), #9
OR [autotag]Jordan Botelho[/autotag] (Jr.), #12

Strong Side Defensive End:

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SDE1: [autotag]Rylie Mills[/autotag] (Jr.), #99
SDE2: [autotag]NaNa Osafo-Mensah[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #31
SDE3: [autotag]Alexander Ehrensberger[/autotag] (RS-So.), #90

Defensive Tackle:

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DT1: [autotag]Jayson Ademilola[/autotag] (GR), #57
DT2: [autotag]Chris Smith[/autotag] (GR), #65

Other Defensive Tackle Spot:

DT1: [autotag]Howard Cross[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #56
DT2: [autotag]Gabriel Rubio[/autotag] (RS-Fr.), #97

Linebackers:

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Middle:
MLB1: [autotag]JD Bertrand[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #27
MLB2: [autotag]Junior Tuihalamaka[/autotag] (FR), #44

Weak:
WLB1: [autotag]Marist Liufau [/autotag](RS-Jr.), #8
WLB2: [autotag]Jack Kiser[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #24
OR [autotag]Prince Kollie[/autotag] (So.), #10

Rover
R1: Jack Kiser (RS-Jr.), #24
R2: JD Bertrand (RS-Jr.)

Cornerback:

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CB1 [autotag]Cam Hart[/autotag] (RS-Jr.), #5
OR [autotag]TaRiq Bracy[/autotag], #28
CB2 [autotag]Jaden Mickey[/autotag] (Fr.), #21

Other cornerback spot
CB1: [autotag]Benjamin Morrison[/autotag] (Fr.), #20
CB2: [autotag]Clarence Lewis[/autotag] (Jr.), #6

Safety:

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S1: [autotag]DJ Brown[/autotag] (GR), #2
OR [autotag]Houston Griffith[/autotag] (GR), #3

Other Safety spot:

S1: [autotag]Brandon Joseph [/autotag](Jr.), #16
S2: [autotag]Ramon Henderson[/autotag] (RS-So.), #11

Specialists:

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Kicker:
Blake Grupe

Kickoff:
Zac Yoakam 

Punter
Jon Sot

Holder
Jon Sott

Long Snapper
[autotag]Michael Vinson[/autotag] (GR)

Punt Return
Brandon Joseph (JR)

Kick Return
Chris Tyree (JR)
Braden Lenzy (GR)
Lorenzo Styles (So.)

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire