With each passing day, the college football regular season is that much closer to kicking off. Fall camp is quickly approaching, and teams are scrambling trying to find out who the playmakers and difference makers are.
Notre Dame returns seven starters on each side of the ball and has a few key players returning. But there are some players that will be asked to participate in a bigger role and take their game to the next level. With the lack of depth in the defensive backfield, questions at quarterback and a young defensive line, there are some players that are more important than others.
As we inch that much closer to September, here are the top 10 most important players for the 2012 Notre Dame football season.