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ND Two-Deep Depth Chart: Stanford

Notre Dame football media relations department sent out the game notes package for Saturday's game against Stanford.

Here's a look at the two deep depth chart:

OFFENSE

WR 7 TJ Jones 5-11 190 Jr.
10 DaVaris Daniels 6-2 190 So.

WR 9 Robby Toma 5-9 185 Sr.
19 Davonte' Neal 5-9 171 Fr.

LT 70 ZACK MARTIN 6-4 304 Sr.
78 Ronnie Stanley 6-6 304 Fr.

LG 66 CHRIS WATT 6-3 310 Sr.
65 Conor Hanratty 6-5 305 So.

C 52 BRAXSTON CAVE 6-3 304 Gr.
57 Mike Golic Jr. 6-3 295 Gr.
77 Matt Hegarty 6-5 296 So.

RG 57 Mike Golic Jr. 6-3 295 Gr.
72 Nick Martin 6-4 290 So.

RT 74 Christian Lombard 6-5 309 Jr.
64 Tate Nichols 6-8 320 Jr.

TE 80 TYLER EIFERT 6-6 251 Sr.
18 Ben Koyack 6-5 253 So.
85 Troy Niklas 6-7 260 So.

WR 81 John Goodman 6-3 215 Gr.
87 Daniel Smith 6-4 215 Jr.

QB 5 Everett Golson 6-0 185 So.
12 Andrew Hendrix 6-2 220 Jr.
or
11 TOMMY REES 6-2 210 Jr.

RB 6 THEO RIDDICK 5-11 200 Sr.
or
4 George Atkinson III 6-1 210 So.
or
20 CIERRE WOOD 6-0 215 Sr.

DEFENSE

DE 89 KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE 6-4 306 Gr.
91 Sheldon Day 6-2 286 Fr.

NG 9 LOUIS NIX III 6-3 326 Jr.
96 Kona Schwenke 6-4 290 Jr.
69 Tony Springmann 6-6 300 So.

DE 7 Stephon Tuitt 6-6 303 So.
69 Tony Springmann 6-6 300 So.

OLB 55 PRINCE SHEMBO 6-2 250 Jr.
11 Ishaq Williams 6-5 255 So.
56 Anthony Rabasa 6-3 240 So.

ILB 48 DAN FOX 6-3 240 Sr.
44 Carlo Calabrese 6-1 245 Sr.

ILB 5 MANTI TE'O 6-2 255 Sr.
59 Jarrett Grace 6-3 240 So.
8 Kendall Moore 6-1 242 Jr.

OLB 13 Danny Spond 6-2 248 Jr.
30 Ben Councell 6-5 240 So.
45 Romeo Okwara 6-4 239 Fr.

CB 6 KeiVarae Russell 5-11 182 Fr.
43 Josh Atkinson 5-11 185 So.

S 17 ZEKE MOTTA 6-2 215 Sr.
29 Nicky Baratti 6-1 206 Fr.

S 41 Matthias Farley 6-1 200 So.
24 Chris Salvi 5-10 190 Sr.

CB 2 Bennett Jackson 6-0 185 Jr.
21 Jalen Brown 6-1 199 So.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK 27 Kyle Brindza 6-1 225 So.
40 Nick Tausch 6-0 201 Sr.

P 35 BEN TURK 5011 186 Sr.
27 Kyle Brindza 6-1 225 So.

LS 60 JORDAN COWART 6-2 230 Sr.
61 Scott Daly 6-2 245 Fr.

SS 60 JORDAN COWART 6-2 230 Sr.
61 Scott Daly 6-2 245 Fr.

HLD 35 Ben Turk 5-11 186 Sr.
14 Luke Massa 6-4 225 Jr.

PR 19 Davonte' Neal 5-9 171 Fr.
81 JOHN GOODMAN 6-3 215 Gr.
6 Theo Riddick 5-11 200 Sr.

KR 4 GEORGE ATKINSON III 6-1 210 So.
6 Theo Riddick 5-11 200 Sr.
33 Cam McDaniel 5-10 195 So.

KO 27 KYLE BRINDZA 6-1 225 So.

ALL CAPS - returning starter from 2011

Worth Noting:

-- All three running backs are now listed as "or" instead of Theo Riddick as the starter with just George Atkinson III and Cierre Wood listed as "or".

-- Tony Springmann has replaced Chase Hounshell, who is out for the remainder of the season, as Stephon Tuitt's backup.

  • Here are a couple of quick notes on this week's release by Notre Dame regarding the 2-deep:

    • Elijah Shumate is not listed as a corner or safety because he is the starting nickel back when the Irish employ five DBs. Depth charts can list only 11 starting positions, but basically Shumate is like a "sixth man" in basketball. There should be a 12th-listing on defense just for clarification.

    • Frosh LT Ronnie Stanley, I believe, is still eligible for a fifth year in 2012 if he doesn't play the rest of the year (which is why he didn't see mop-up duty vs. Miami). The NCAA rules state 1) you can't have played in more than two of the first six games (Stanley hasn't) and 2) you can't have played in more than 20 percent for the season. If Stanley doesn't play again, the 2 games he will have played out of 12 is only 16.7 percent.

    • The 2-deep at receiver is worthless. It's based on packaging. Chris Brown has actually started a few times, and George Atkinson III has two, but it's a packaging rotation.

    • Carlo Calabrese actually started last week at Will, but again, that's a tag-team duo with Dan Fox.

    • Not sure why Ben Koyack is listed ahead of Troy Niklas at TE or why Hendrix is listed as an "Or" with Rees behind Golson. It's pretty clear who the top 2 QBs are.

  • Lou, can you confirm that Stanley is still eligible for a 5th year? I thought the rule you've quoted was the rule only for players who have suffered a season-ending injury:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-questions/pitt-football-qa-with-paul-zeise-453651/

    But based on a couple comments Kelly has made in his pressers he seems to agree with you ... is there any way to get to the bottom of this? I would look the rule up myself but I don't know where to find it.

  • Emcee77,

    Kelly doesn't need to agree with me. If he does, then I'll lose faith in him.

    Yes, my understanding by reading the NCAA rules is Stanley is eligible for a fifth year — provided he doesn't play the rest of the year. There are two things to remember about this rule

    1. You cannot play in more than 20 percent of the games. Stanley has played in two games (Navy, and one play vs. Michigan because Zack Martin's helmet fell off). If he plays in only two of the 12, that's 16.7 percent, which is under 20 percent. If he plays in one more, that's 25 percent and exceeds the limit.

    2. Those two games he plays must be within the first six games of the season. If he doesn't play in the first 11 games but plays one play in the 12th, then he is not eligible for a fifth season.

    Thus, if Stanley plays against Stanford or any other game this season, he will have played in three and can't apply for a fifth. If he does not play hereafter (and he didn't against Miami when he could have), then he can apply for a fifth year.

    It helps that Tate Nichols is back because now he and Nick Martin provide a third and fourth tackle in the lineup.

  • lol, thanks Lou! I thought that unless you suffered a season-ending injury, even one play was enough to blow your redshirt. Not sure where I was getting that though.

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