SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame blew up its offensive line during the bye week and could move forward with a different mix of players up front.
Against Rice, Notre Dame scored with five seconds remaining in the first half. Michigan coughed up a touchdown to the Irish a week later with 34 seconds left until halftime.
Notre Dame hasn't voluntarily replaced any of its opening week starting offensive linemen during the last few seasons. In 2012, the same five guys started every game.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Steve Elmer played tackle his whole life before coming to Notre Dame, but after a season working at guard, the sophomore is still reacclimating to his natural position.