NOTRE DAME vs USC game notes ( und.com )
Notre Dame vs USC – Complete game PREVIEW ( bleacherreport.com )
JARRON JONES & DRUE TRANQUILL out for season ( csnchicago.com )
Vacating Wins not on the table for Notre Dame ( csnchicago.com )
Notre Dame aims to get the most from JAY HAYES ( csnchicago.com )
Brian Kelly on
#NotreDame: “I feel for them. They’ve played really hard for us and really just want to send them out with a win.”
“There’s nothing like it. Being in LA, that Colesium, the white horse. That game is definitely unique & different than any (other).” – BK
Jarron Jones is out for the season. He’ll have surgery next week. BK says it is a 4-6 month process. They hope to get him back this spring.
Kelly said Jarron Jones was “a beast” against Florida State, but was “missing” against Northwestern.
Drue Tranquill tore his ACL against Louisville and is out for the season, Kelly says.
Kelly said Drue Tranquill played the second half with the torn ACL. He passed the ACL test, didn’t realize until Sunday it was more.
BK: “Cole Luke is turning into an A player. He’s not an A player yet. He was a C player coming into the year. He’s a B+ player now.”
Brian Kelly says AD Jack Swarbrick told him possibility of vacation of wins related to the academic probe was not on the table right now.
Kelly praised Greg Bryant in the punt return game and said Bryant would likely get more carries in the run game vs. USC.
And in other depth chart doings, Shumate and Collinsworth at safety, Zaire still the holder, Riggs at corner. Drue Tranquill not listed
Greer Martini listed as starter at middle linebacker with Nyles Morgan suspended for the first half.
Jacob Matuska listed as starter at nose guard, Daniel Cage the backup
#NotreDame just offered a 2016 Junior QB that has improved immensely since the start of his Sophomore year.