Notre Dame football: 3 growing concerns coming out of fall camp 2021
Are the Irish deep enough in the secondary?
Many expect that the Irish will be very strong on the defensive side of the ball, and they will have to be, as every team on their schedule has at least one elite playmaker on offense. In the secondary, the Irish have some proven talent, including Kyle Hamilton, widely regarded as the best safety in the country.
The plan is to have Houston Griffith start alongside Hamilton at safety, and we know that Clarence Lewis will return in a starting role at cornerback. Cam Hart and TaRiq Bracy will be expected to step into a bigger role in 2021, and both need to provide depth, as well as young players like Ryan Barnes and Philip Riley.
I love the talent the Irish have in the secondary, but outside of Hamilton and Lewis, there are some serious concerns in terms of depth.
The Notre Dame football program should be one of the elite on defense in 2021, and here are three bold predictions on that side of the ball.
These questions and concerns will have to be answered before the Irish kicking off their 2021 season against Florida State. There is enough talent on this roster to make another run at the CFP, but many things have to fall into place before that becomes a reality.