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Another Irish player joining Weis at Kansas


On the same day that Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch announced he would be transferring from the Irish — and potentially landing at USF — it appears the Irish will be down one more defender in 2012.

Both Kansas and Notre Dame announced that linebacker Anthony McDonald will leave the Irish after graduating this spring and join former coach Charlie Weis at Kansas. Since McDonald will be receiving his undergraduate degree, he will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks in 2012.

McDonald joins former Irish quarterback Dayne Crist  and tight end Mike Ragone as recent transfers to the Jayhawks. All three will be eligible to play right away.

The linebacker played in 28 games for the Irish during his four seasons in South Bend.

The addition of McDonald gives Kansas 25 players in its 2012 signing class, 14 of which are transfers from either Division 1 schools or from the JUCO ranks.

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4 Responses to “Another Irish player joining Weis at Kansas”
  1. arizonapetdoctor says: Apr 14, 2012 10:40 AM

    Although I am a fan of a rival university who has had its own transfer issues as of late (USC), and in no way am I trying to disparage ND, is this indicative of an underlying problem brewing at the university? Or is it Weiss’ players (from his recruiting classes) going back to his system?

  2. fnc111 says: Apr 14, 2012 10:49 AM

    Clueless writer lol. Down one more defender? Do some research Ben. McDonald was not offered a fifth year to come back to ND. This was coming from a mile away McDonald going to KU. ND was at its allotment for scholarships before AL quit.

  3. fnc111 says: Apr 14, 2012 10:58 AM

    I’m rooting for Anthony but he was 4th string last year at MLB.

  4. halo81 says: Apr 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    Good for Anthony. Just got passed on the depth chart at Notre Dame and wasn’t invited back for his fifth year (ND doesn’t use red shirts in the traditional sense). I’m sure he wasn’t happy being on scout team as a senior.

    Gives him another year to try and get a look at contributing.

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