As the first game steadily approaches, Notre Dame fans are anticipating a great season for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.
This list will take a look at 14 players who will help lead the Irish to victory. These guys aren't necessarily the best 14 on the team. Some are vital to success because of the lack of experience behind them; others are studs who need to perform as expected in order for the Irish to rise to the expectations bestowed upon them.
Let's take a look at some names you will hear all season long.