Notre Dame football: Marcus Freeman on Jacob Lacey's departure

When Notre Dame picked up their first win of the 2022 season against Cal it came with a massive sigh of relief

 as they stopped the bleeding after an 0-2 start.  Perhaps the biggest star on defense that afternoon

for the Irish was defensive tackle Jacob Lacey who recorded a pair of sacks and five tackles on the afternoon.

Fast forward a few short weeks later and Jacob Lacey has officially played his last down for Notre Dame

 as he announced on Thursday that he’ll be sitting out the rest of the season, redshirting, and transferring out of Notre Dame.

Marcus Freeman did his regular Thursday session with the media via Zoom and discussed Lacey’s departure.

“It’s a position that’s extremely deep. The defensive tackle position is one of the deepest positions we have on our team.

Chris Smith will play a little bit more. You’ll see a guy like Gabe Rubio play a little more.  

Jason Onye has moved from scout team to getting reps with the defense.

Notre Dame looks to move to 3-2 on the season in their first game without Lacey on Saturday

 night as they travel to Las Vegas to take on BYU in the Shamrock Series game.

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