Kevin Stepherson - Jr. WR: Was a starter and very talented player, previously suspended 5 games this past season
Deon McIntosh - So RB - Figured to challenge for the starting RB role after Josh Adam's NFL departure. ND now only has 3 scholarship RBs on the roster.
CJ Holmes - So RB
Brandon Tiassum - JR DT - not expected to be in the DL rotation
Tough news for the our 1st opponent of the year, but ND does deserve some credit for holding their players to a higher standard than schools down south.