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Oct. 1, 2011; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Aaron Lynch (19) pressures Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Robert Marve (9) in the second quarter at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Lynch transfers out of Notre Dame

After leaving the team last week and returning early this week, last year’s sack leader has decided to transfer out of Notre Dame. He will finish the semester at South Bend then will head back to his home in Florida.

“I’ve gotten an opportunity to spend some time with Aaron over the last week to 10 days,” Irish coach Brian Kelly said at a news conference Friday. “As you know, I gave him time off from practice and wanted him to reflect on being here at Notre Dame. The bottom line is, your head and your heart has to be in it to be a Notre Dame student-athlete.” -via Chicago Tribune


This news is extremely tough for an Irish fan to take in, but the team will have to cope with the loss.

Lynch was thankful for his chance to play to Notre Dame and for Brian Kelly being so understanding.

“I want to thank Coach Kelly for giving me this great opportunity to attend Notre Dame and be part of the Fighting Irish football family,” Lynch said in a statement released by the school. “This was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make, but I want to go back home to Florida. I’m grateful to Coach Kelly for understanding and allowing me to return home.”  -via Chicago Tribune

No real rumors have been started as to where he wants to go to, but many experts believe South Florida will be a perfect place for him.

What do you think of this transfer? Does it affect your expectations for next year’s Irish team?





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