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USF won’t have Irish transfer in 2012 as waiver is denied

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Any hopes USF entertained of having a 2011 Freshman All-American on the field this season have officially been dashed.

In a posting made to his Twitter account, head coach Skip Holtz announced that defensive lineman Aaron Lynch‘s appeal for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA.  As a result of the decision, Lynch will be forced to sit the 2012 season and will be eligible to play for the Bulls in 2013.

Lynch announced in mid-April that he would be transferring from Notre Dame in an effort to be closer to his family in his native Florida.  Less than two weeks later, USF announced Lynch would be transferring to the school.

As a true freshman last season, Lynch started six of the 12 games in which he played, totaling 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 14 pressures and a forced fumble.  As a four-star member of the Irish’s 2011 recruiting class, Lynch was rated as the No. 3 defensive end and the No. 28 player in the country at any position.

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9 Responses to “USF won’t have Irish transfer in 2012 as waiver is denied”
  1. grattanstanford says: Aug 23, 2012 11:47 AM

    Kids a bum. An unbelievable talent but left ND because of the “bulls**t” ( actual quote ). Also he missed his fiancé. He’s 19 and is engaged. His family ( mother) didn’t even want him to leave… She begged Justin Tuck to talk him into staying but I guess he missed his precious fiancé too much. If he performs to his abilities he is a sure fire NFL player but there was no way he was ever getting this waiver

  2. ancientcougar says: Aug 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    The kid is not a bum, he is a kid…….Remember?

    ND should have given the girlfriend a scholarship
    as well. (lol)

    Apparently he has the talent and family support to do well wherever he plays.

  3. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Aug 23, 2012 12:08 PM

    He obviously doesn’t value a good education.
    He may regret that in ten years when he’s is out of the NFL and broke. Just sayin….

  4. seanb20124 says: Aug 23, 2012 12:13 PM

    Should have stayed at ND (hindsight)

  5. chitownmike says: Aug 23, 2012 1:58 PM

    Bad choice for Aaron, hate it for him, but he gave in to the one thing that is the undefeated/undisputed champion of the world for men…..and that is a woman!

  6. lightskin350 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:09 PM

    Just because the kid did not want to stay in Notre Dame does not make him a bum. Lunch is still a kid who wanted to be closer to his girlfriend and never REALLY wanted to go to Notre Dame anyway. The mother was who pushed Lynch to Notre Dame because she was smart enough to realize how important it is to get a degree from Notre Dame. Lynch will be missed this season and as a REAL Irish fan I wish him the best on and off the field.

  7. mrslay1 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:10 PM

    Can’t blame a kid for wanting to be closer to home and girlfriend. As far as the Bull***T who could blame him. ND is a “has been” anyway and that’s not changing any time soon, IF EVER.

  8. usm418 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:06 PM

    Coaches can walk away from a program at anytime and any for reason. The NCAA’s rules for student athletes are just plain wrong.

  9. pdcooper08 says: Aug 24, 2012 6:36 AM

    Hate to be rude to anyone, but “Go away mike slay” It was really nice the last few months while u hide away with your tail tucked in silence.

    Your negative comments to everything other then your team are not necessary here. Those who have seen your act haven’t forgotten.

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