Notre Dame will play against South Florida on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on the USA Network due to the third round of the US Open on NBC. The fighting Irish will look to move 2-0 this season with a victory over the bulls. This is the second meeting during the programs with USF, which beats Notre Dame 23-20 in the new season 201
The biggest name not to play for Notre Dame on Saturday is expected as a second-grader in safety Kyle Hamilton will come out. The elite talent, who suffered an ankle injury in the victory over Duke, rested for protective reasons and can play if necessary. In addition, as noted earlier this week by the head coach Brian Kelly, receiver Ben Lark is expected to miss this game against the bulls due to a lower leg injury.
Some new names were officially announced on Saturday by Notre Dame.
The biggest position to watch will be the linebacker, as we learned that the two potential starters this week in the Buck linebacker, Shane Simon and Marist Liufau, are both for Saturday’s game with South Florida. It will be interesting to see what kind of defense coordinator and linebackers coaches Clark Leah makes this position today.
Spare quarterback Brendan Clark will miss the game. Freshman quarterback Drew Pine will serve as number 2 behind the quarterback Ian Book.
Jahmir Smith does not play against South Florida. He is one of the four backs who compete for the time behind the start Kieran Williams. Look for even more repetitions from a group that includes Chris Tyree,, Jafar Armstrong and C’Bo Flemister.
Receiver Lawrence Keys III comes out this week. Keys was a backup behind the launch receiver Avery Daviswho caught a touchdown against Duke in the first week.
We could see a real beginner starter on the corner today at Clarence Lewisas we learned that cornebeck is starting TaRiq Bracey will miss today’s race. Brace started the season opener against Duke, but Lewis insisted on this initial star-studded job this season.
Protective end Ovie Oghoufo will also come out today. With such great depth in this position and the appearance of Isaiah Foski, who had a dismissal last weekend against Duke, the fighting Irishman will be more than good today in that position.
Stay locked in Irish Illustrated for even more in today’s Notre Dame game against South Florida.