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Notre Dame Releases Depth Chart For Season Opener

Ian Book looks on as Notre Dames faces Clemson in the College Football Playoff.

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.

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:

Brock 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?