Offensive tackle Matt Romine has transferred to Tulsa. Romine is a junior (so he”ll be a senior next year at Tulsa), from Tulsa Union High School. He started 3 times for the Irish last year and played 24 times total at Notre Dame. There are two reasons I believe he decided to leave ND.
First, he was homesick. Although some don’t say it, I think most college students feel homesick at some point in time in their college life. He lived very far away from his high school and would love an opportunity to play in front of his true “hometown crowd.” I’m sure you all remember the upsetting 28-27 loss to Tulsa last year. Maybe that game inspired him to play there.
Second, he might not like Head Coach Brian Kelly’s system. He went there to play under Charlie Weis’s system, not Kelley’s. I’m sure when Kelly came in he might have not jelled with him as well as he would have hoped. Thus, sending himself off to Tulsa.
These reasons are just my theories on his departure. Matt Romine has had a respectful career at South Bend. I for one wish him the best of luck with his final year of college football eligibility.
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