SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame fans might need a flip card to keep track of who is playing on defense when the Fighting Irish face Southern California on Saturday.
Heck, the coaches might need to keep a list available to know who is still available.
Isaac Rochell will be the only Notre Dame defensive lineman to start against USC who was projected as a starter before the Irish opened training camp in August. The only others left from 11 expected starters are linebacker Jaylon Smith, cornerback Cody Riggs and safety Austin Collinsworth - and Riggs and Collinsworth have injuries that could limit their playing time.