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(Davonte Neal in National Championship Game - courtesy USAToday Sports/Landon Collins)
Notre Dame just can't stay out of the news as of late. First it was nomadic QB Gunner Keil announcing that he was transferring out of the program and now today reports are that two wide receivers - Davonte' Neal and Justin Ferguson - are transferring from the program as well.
Normally transfer news of the magnitude that Notre Dame is experiencing is an alarming sign of something wrong inside the program, however that's simply not the case here. Neal is transferring to be closer to his newborn baby and long-time girlfriend and Ferguson is looking to get more immediate playing time. Both are pretty normal things to be transferring for.
Hey, at least we aren't talking about guys transferring because of legal or academic issues for a change, right?
Instead the issue created by the latest set of departures is depth at a position Brian Kelly and Co. thought would be one o...
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Davonte Neal is going to transfer from Notre Dame to, most likely, a Pac-12 school. The news was broke on Twitter by Jason Sapp of Blue & Gold Illustrated:
BREAKING: Davonte' Neal transferring from #NotreDame. All the details inside... (VIP) bit.ly/ZpfQQD #ND #Irish
— Jason Sapp (@BGI_JasonSapp) March 27, 2013
The reason is one that may sound somewhat familiar...
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Notre Dame has been hit by the transfer bug.
Just a few weeks ago, it was former five-star quarterback Gunner Kiel announcing that he would be leaving South Bend and looking for another place to play. Today, Jason Sapp of Blue & Gold Illustrated is reporting that rising sophomore Davonte’ Neal will be leaving the program as well — it is a surprising move...
Notre Dame says freshmen wide receivers Davonte' Neal and Justin Ferguson are no longer with the team.
Coach Brian Kelly also said Wednesday that running back Amir Carlisle, who missed all of last season with a leg injury, is out for the rest of spring practice with a broken collarbone. Sophomore defensive end Chase Hounshell will miss the 2013 season with the same shoulder...
Manti Te'o ran a little better on his home field than he did at the NFL combine, lowering his 40-yard dash time by more than a second during Notre Dame's pro day.
The Heisman Trophy runner-up posted a best time of 4.69 on Tuesday, bettering the disappointing mark of 4.82 he put up at the combine in Indianapolis last month.
Te'o says he was pleased by his performance...
Update: Te’o's two unofficial times are now 4.71 seconds and 4.75 seconds, per ESPN and Rivals.
Unofficial time, Manti Te’o runs 4.71 40-yard dash at Notre Dame Pro Day (Te’o ran 4.82 at NFL Combine)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 26, 2013
Manti Te’o posts 40-yard dash times of 4.71 and 4.75 at Notre Dame’s Pro Day.
— Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals...
Now that Manti Te’o’s pro day is over at Notre Dame, the question is how much did Te’o improve his stock. The answer is not much.That’s not to say that Te’o’s improved 40-yard dash time or his 21 reps in the bench press weren’t good. His 4.7 time in the 40 was a tenth of a second better than what he ran at the NFL Combine last month. Te’o did help himself, but the...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won’t be in attendance at this year’s NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
#NotreDame LB Manti Te’o has turned down 2 invitations to be in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 NFL Draft, per sources
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2013
Tyler Eifert took part in Notre Dame's Pro Day Tuesday afternoon at the Loftus Center. Fittingly, his quarterback for the event -- his final official athletic endeavor on campus -- was among the first with which he had a connection in his first season in South Bend, toiling away on the Irish scout team.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o improved on his combine performance and felt a sense of relief to ease some concerns about his athleticism.
Notre Dame loses two more to transfer as the team and University breaks for the Easter Holiday.
Demarest N.J., defensive end Andrew Trumbetti's recent pledge gives Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly a quintet of athletes on which to build his 2014 recruiting class. Irisheyes.com offers its initial "Recruit Fit" column for this cycle with a breakdown of Trumbetti, Jimmy Byrne, Jay Hayes, Justin Brent, and Greer Martini (pictured), and where each of the fives fits...
Chanhassen (Minn.) class of 2014 offensive tackle Frank Ragnow talks about his Notre Dame and Northwestern visits, which he took before heading to Michigan and earning MVP honors at the Adidas Invitational.