What You Need To Know About The Notre Dame Football Offensive Line Heading Into 2021 Spring Practice
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What You Need To Know About The Notre Dame OL Heading Into Spring Practice

Notre Dame's strength of its 2020 team is a question mark heading into 2021.

The Irish offensive line replaces four starters from its 2020 unit, three of whom earned All-American recognition. The 2021 group might be light on experience, but the competition at all the vacated spots will involve former blue-chip recruits.

BlueandGold.com’s preview of each Notre Dame position group heading into spring practice continues with the offensive line.

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Josh Lugg has started at tackle, guard and center in his Notre Dame career.
Josh Lugg has started at tackle, guard and center in his Notre Dame career. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Analysis

This is as much turnover and production loss on the offensive line as Notre Dame has seen in head coach Brian Kelly’s 12 seasons, but line coach Jeff Quinn ought to have earned some benefit of the doubt at this point. He took over in 2018 with a line that had first-year starters at both tackle spots (Liam Eichenberg and Robert Hainsey) and inserted Aaron Banks midway through as an injury replacement. In addition, Tommy Kraemer was making the move from tackle to guard.

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