Notre Dame began to realize the impact of Brian Kelly's highest-rated recruiting class during 2014's 8-5 season.
While Kyle Brindza isn’t technically included in the list of starters Notre Dame has to replace in 2015, losing the veteran kicker and punter leaves two gaping voids that have to be filled by Sept
Notre Dame’s offense will return nine of its 11 regular starters during the 2014 regular season, with only tight end Ben Koyack and right tackle Christian Lombard needing to be replaced.
Ben Koyack and Cody Riggs are the only two players who started in Notre Dame’s Music City Bowl win over LSU who won’t be around this fall.
Greg Bryant and Malik Zaire have followed similar paths over the last 18 months.