The school announced this morning that soon-to-be sophomore defensive end Aaron Lynch is transferring following this spring semester.
Brian Kelly is meeting with the media as we speak.
He already said:
"Aaron recently approached me about his desire to leave Notre Dame and return to Florida," Kelly said in a release. "I've always known and appreciated the affinity Aaron has for his home in Florida. However, the stark reality is you can't make it at Notre Dame if your head and heart are not here. I am proud of the effort Aaron made in the classroom and on the field at Notre Dame. I wish him all the best in the future."
Aaron Lynch released a statement today saying the following:
"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. 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."
This fear has always been around and there had been plenty of rumors stretching back for months. Now that fear has been realized.
Obviously this is a huge loss for Notre Dame.
Best of luck to Lynch and his family.
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