While Notre Dame's secondary had its issues against Rice, the Irish front seven was solid — and senior linebacker Joe Schmidt had a lot to do with that success.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly has a novel concept for how to balance out the youth and inexperience that's permeating the Notre Dame defense.
With preseason camp over and Saturday's season opener only a few days away, here's what Notre Dame's two-deep depth chart looks like heading into the 2014 season:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Bennett Jackson, Matthias Farley and…James Onwualu?
If Notre Dame is able to reach its goal of making the four-team College Football Playoff, plenty will have to go right.