2013 Notre Dame Football
Both Lo Wood and Alex Welch would be eligible to return for their 5th year of eligibility in 2014 but have decided to transfer and play immediately in 2014 per NCAA rules. Neither Wood and Welch were expected to return in 2014 because they were low on the depth chart and were being over taken by younger players.
Both Wood and Welch’s careers were hampered by injury. In 2012, both players were expected to contribute frequently to the team. But, both players were injured in the pre-season. Wood suffered an Achilles injury. Welch suffered an ACL injury. Younger players took advantage of their absence and each were unable to return to their previous form.
Neither has announced where they will transfer to. They merely have expressed their intent to transfer. Per NCAA rules, since they have already graduated from Notre Dame, they can transfer to any FBS school in country. Wood is considering Central Florida, Florida and Georgia Tech. Alex Welch may return to the University of Cincinnati which is in his hometown.