Notre Dame football: Positions battles still loom for 2022 offense

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May 1, 2021; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Rocco Spindler (50) tight end Mitchell Evans (88) offensive lineman Michael Carmody (68) offensive lineman Tosh Baker (79) and quarterback Tyler Buchner (12) run onto the field in the second half of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame football team has made it through spring practices and the Blue-Gold Game, but battles remain for starting jobs on offense.

Incredibly, we are less than four months away from the Notre Dame football team traveling to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 1 of the 2022 college football season. That game is going to be must-see TV, but before we get there, the coaching staff still has a ton of work to do in terms of the starting lineup.

On offense, there are some big question marks, and some big battles remain, so we take a look at some of them here.

Notre Dame football: Positions battles still loom for 2022 offense

Offensive Guard

Last year, it took weeks for the Irish to figure out the right combination up front along the offensive line, but once they got rolling, they were one of the best units in the country. In 2022, all five starters from a year ago remain, and with the addition of offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, you have to think a Joe Moore Award is a real possibility.

However, that does not mean those five guys will get to cruise through the summer months, as there are elite players behind them fighting for a starting job. One player that comes to mind is Rocco Spindler, who I believe will get a long look to start as a sophomore this season.

In the end, it could be status quo, and the Irish keep the same offensive line that closed out the 2021 season, but players are looking to change that narrative this summer.

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