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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 considering the lack of established wide-receivers on the roster and last year’s Notre Dame success.
BREAKING: Davonte’ Neal transferring from #NotreDame. All the details inside… (VIP) bit.ly/ZpfQQD #ND #Irish
— Jason Sapp (@BGI_JasonSapp) March 27, 2013
Neal was expected to play a bigger role this year in the slot receiver position with the departures of Robby Toma and Theo Riddick. While he has yet to have an opportunity to prove himself at the college level, Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame faithful were expecting him to be a significant contributor moving forward.
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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...
(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.
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...
Steven Fogarty (2011 3rd) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated Boo Nieves (2012 2nd) and the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 3-1 in the final CCHA Championship game. The loss ends Michigan’s season, as they needed to win the CCHA and earn the automatic bid to quality for the Frozen Four. With the loss, Yale takes the final at-large big. Both Nieves and Fogarty were scoreless...
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
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 commit defensive lineman Jay Hayes talks about the highlights of his first Notre Dame experience, including taking in practice, talking with the coaches about where he'll play on defense, and breaking down his favorite part of the day.
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.