This is the format: Position: Name, Year
QB: Up in the air-This will be a tight, unpredictable race that will not be decided until late August. Whoever it is, it will cause controversey. Demetrius Jones is an unbelievably fast QB who has a strong arm. Sharpley is the only QB to have played a snap. Clausen is the golden-armed wonderboy from SoCal. Jones and Clausen are both high recruits, and Sharpley is a veteran. Expect Evan Sharpley to start the season, and Jimmy Clausen to finish it. Demetrius Jones might be moved to wide receiver or transfer.
RB: Travis Thomas, Sr /James Aldridge, So-This season will feature a possibly five-back system with Junior Jabbie, Armando Allen, and Robert Hughes joining Thomas and Aldridge. Thomas is pretty versatile, and he will be the leader of this team. Aldridge is a young but talented power back. The running game will be a force to be reckoned with for a long, long time.
WR: David Grimes, Jr & George West, So-These two are the opposite of the Samardzija-McKnight duo last year. They are short and speedy wide receiver while DJ Hord and Robby Parris, like last year's receivers, are tall receivers with great hands. The best receiver will be John Carlson, and these two will not have a major impact that Samardzija and McKnight had.
TE: John Carlson, Sr-Carlson is a top All-American candidate. His hands are magnificent, and he is great over the middle. He is easily the best player on offense, and he is the best tight end Notre Dame has had since Dave Casper. He will be a perfect target for the starting quarterback.
OT: Sam Young, So & Paul Duncan, Jr-Young is the second most experienced player on this line, and he is a sophmore. Even though they are young, they are talented. When Young is a senior, he will be the best lineman in the nation without a doubt. Duncan is another player who hasn't had significant playing time behind now Bronco Ryan Harris. He needs to play well so the QB can stay upright.
OG: Dan Wenger, So & Mike Turkovich, Jr-Wenger is the most underrated player on offense. He is almost as talented as Young, and he will be great from the start. He will be the anchor of this line along with Young in '10. Turk is a veteran who hasn't played like Duncan. He needs to play tough, or else he will lose his job.
C: John Sullivan, Sr-Sullivan is another All-American contender. He did get injured in the Blue-Gold game, but it is minor and he will be at full strength. He is great at pass blocking, which will help with an inexperienced QB taking the reins of the Fighting Irish. He is the leader of this underrated line.