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Notre Dame Football: Irish Running Back, Deon McIntosh Sent Home From Citrus Bowl

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Deon McIntosh, a back-up running back for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, was sent home on Thursday from the Citrus Bowl. According to a WNDU report, McIntosh violated a team rule and was sent packing.

The Irish are set to take on the LSU Tigers on Monday in the Citrus Bowl, but their offense has took a HUGE hit in numbers recently due to injuries and suspensions.

The Irish are down 2 tight ends, 2 wide receivers, and 2 running backs for the upcoming game.

  • TE Brock Wright (injury)
  • TE Alize Mack (suspension)
  • WR Chase Claypool (injury)
  • WR Kevin Stepherson (suspension)
  • RB C.J. Holmes (suspension)
  • RB Deon McIntosh (suspension)

We don't know exactly what McIntosh did, but it probably wasn't something menial, and perhaps wasn't the first time.

What we do know, is that this offense has took a HUGE hit against its depth. In the backfield, we all expect a healthy trio of Josh Adams, Tony Jones Jr., and Dexter Williams - so, between the three of them, one would think that the workload of one game is doable.

At this point, I guess we should just be waiting to hear of another loss due to injury or suspension because the hits have not stopped all month long.