Notre Dame received another hit Thursday night, as tight end Troy Niklas has elected to skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, his father, Don, told ESPN.com.
The George Atkinson III saga has ended with the running back trying his hand at the next level.
Notre Dame's Louis Nix is out for the season after undergoing meniscus surgery.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Thursday that NFL decisions for Stephon Tuitt and any other Fighting Irish player will not be made until the end of the season.
The timeline of events that have become public in the two weeks since it was revealed that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend never actually existed align with everything Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knew about his star linebacker's situation.
Notre Dame has been beset by erratic quarterback play in Kelly's first two seasons as coach. It's a contrast from the other schools during his head coaching career.