Posted January 17, 2013 on notredame.scout.com
The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of 2013 recruits planning visits to campus, and fallout from Oregon's coaching situation.
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This is a must read from SI.com of an unedited interview with Te’o that just raises a ton of more questions, but the most telling is Te’o confirming he met his fake girlfriend in person. Notre Dame says their relationship was just online. SI: How did you meet her? TE’O: We met just, ummmm, just she knew my cousin. And kind of saw me there so. Just kind of regular. SI: How long...

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At best, Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o possesses a 24th chromosome or is South Bend’s resident village idiot

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Notre Dame Issues Statement Regarding Deadspin’s Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Report

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AD encourages Te'o to speak publicly

Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick says the school has encouraged Manti Te'o to speak publicly soon about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed.
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