The starting lineup consists of quarterback Ian Book, running back Jafar Armstrong, and wide receivers Chase Claypool and Chris Finke.Here is Notre Dame’s depth chart for its season opener against Louisville:Notre Dame just sent a corrected depth chart for week 1. The changes:-John Drisken to backup RG-Andrew Kristofic is backup RT-Jahmir Jones 3rd string DE behind Kareem and Ade-BUCK backups are Genmark-Heath or Jack Lamb-MIKE backup is Shayne Simon(One more change, hold on) pic.twitter.com/zvfKisGmqG— Austin Hough (@AustinHoughTGN) August 28, 2019Brock Wright will start at tight end until Kmet returns from his injury. He only had two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown last season.An interesting note on the depth chart is that Shayne Simon will be the secondary option at middle linebacker. The starter for Week 1 is junior Drew White.Notre Dame fans – how do you feel about the depth chart for Week 1? ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on in the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Notre Dame will be the last ranked team to play in Week 1, but the team has already released its depth chart for its season opener. For the most part, the starting lineups don’t have any notable omissions.The Fighting Irish saw their undefeated season end to the hands of the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff. It’ll probably take a similar campaign from Brian Kelly’s squad if they want to make the postseason this year.It wasn’t an easy fall camp for Notre Dame as it dealt with a few key injuries. Cole Kmet fractured his collarbone and Jahmir Smith suffered a broken hand.Despite all the injuries plaguing the Fighting Irish, the offense still has plenty of playmakers that will start Week 1.
Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen bumps the ball during the NCAA national championship game on Saturday. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (3-2) only needed three sets to sweep Saint Francis (4-4) at St. John Arena Thursday night.Though the Buckeyes struggled with serves throughout the match, with nine service errors per set, their advantage in kills and blocks gave them enough of an edge for a quick night. Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson said knowing what the team needs strategically during service is a learning process.“Do we stay aggressive? Do we make sure to just get one in and then play defense? We want to be an aggressive team and we’re going to try to have them practice that way,” Hanson said. “Sometimes we’re just going to get a lot of errors.”The Buckeyes began the match with strong, consistent hitting from redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes, redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson and senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir, winning the set 25-23. Despite having a strong net presence and half as many service errors as Ohio State, Saint Francis struggled to fight off the Buckeyes. Ohio State had nine service errors in the first set, but made up for the serving issues with 13 digs and 15 kills.“We serve our hardest and it goes up and down,” Hanes said. “But when it’s in, we get teams out of system; it helps our defense out.”Fresh off their first-set win, the Buckeyes came out swinging in the second set, winning 25-21 with a hitting percentage of .609. Saint Francis was not far behind, hitting .500, however the defensive effort was not there like it was in the first half. The Red Flash could only muster six digs, rather than its first-set 15, as Leeson carried the Buckeyes with three powerful hits from the middle.The third set started slowly for the Buckeyes compared to the previous two. Saint Francis kept the lead until the teams were tied at 15, before Ohio State pulled ahead by two. But Saint Francis quickly caught up and the two teams went back-and-forth until the Buckeyes had a four-point run at the end of the set to win the match. Senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen contributed six kills to the Buckeyes’ 25 points.Hanes played an exceptional game, leading both teams with 19 kills. Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas led the match with 39 assists.