The first tangible sign Louis Nix would not return to Notre Dame was when he posted a picture Thursday on Instagram of the Golden Dome in his rearview mirror.
Notre Dame's Louis Nix is out for the season after undergoing meniscus surgery.
Tommy Rees' neck turned out to be the least of Notre Dame's health concerns this week, as nose guard Louis Nix is out for Saturday's game at Air Force and right guard Christian Lombard is out for the season, coach Brian Kelly said Thursday.
Christmas has come early for the nation's No. 1 team, as Notre Dame will welcome back draft prospects Zack Martin and Louis Nix for another season.