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The Irish have many great starters coming back. A few seniors coming back consist of all-star wide receiver Michael Floyd. The amazing corner back Gary Gray. Ethan Johnson a defensive end, and the safety with 3 interceptions in the bowl game against Miami Harrison Smith. David Ruffer the kicker that didn't miss a kick until the bowl game last season, and Robert Blanton a corner back.
A few juniors eligibility wise are Manti Teo a key part of the ND defense. The newly converted wide receiver Theo Riddick. Center Braxton Cave, QB Dayne Crist. At saftey returning is Jamoris Slaughter.
Some sophomores eligibility wise are Cierre Wood the starting running back. The tight end trying to replace Kyle Rudolph, Tyler Eifert. The QB that carried the Irish in their time of need last year Tommy Reese. Impressive linebacker Carlo Calabrese, and key wide out TJ Jones
Now with all these key players coming back, and all the all-star recruits coming in that the Irish can have an awesome season and possibly get to a BCS bowl game.