Notre Dame shakes up D-line

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

As promised by Charlie Weis, the Notre Dame defensive line had a new look to start today's game against Michigan State.

John Ryan got the nod at defensive end ahead of Kerry Neal. Why? Well, the fact that Neal had zero tackles in his first two games might provide some insight.

The Irish got a three-and-out on their first defensive series. So far, so good.