Notre Dame football: Diggs transfers, state of the RB room

With Notre Dame football getting news recently that Tyler Buchner would transfer to Alabama, Logan Diggs has also decided to enter the transfer portal. It was shocking, given how happy and dialed-in he was with teammates on the sidelines at the Blue Gold game. That said, I don’t think it’s as significant a loss as people may think.

Don’t get me wrong, I love what Logan did with Notre Dame football and respect him as a person and player. We wish him nothing but the best, even if he ends up at LSU. That said, Audric Estime is, quite obviously, to anyone who watched Notre Dame football last year, the best back the Irish have. Frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if Diggs was starting to slide down the depth chart, given how impressive Payne has looked and Price is.

As I’ve said, Jadarian Price was undoubtedly the most talented running back the Irish had in last season’s spring game. With Gi’Bran Payne looking fantastic in the spring game and Jeremiyah Love with more than enough talent and potential to make an immediate impact, the Irish will be fine.

While this may have surprised some, I’m actually shocked Diggs stuck around for even last year. Given Estime and Tyree on the roster and the two freshmen running backs, I figured he would follow Brian Kelly to LSU.

He has a bit more burst than Estime, but Payne, Love, and Price all have the ability to be better all-around backs. It’ll be interesting to see who they use in the immediate rotation with Estime given Tyree’s move to receiver, but I think they’ll be more than okay moving forward.

The Irish also have Aneyas Williams, an extraordinarily shifty and talented back, locked in for the class of 2024 and are pursuing a complimentary back hard. Whatever happens, and wherever Diggs lands, he will always be Irish; best of luck in the future, Logan.