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Pair of Notre Dame interior linemen coming back for one more year

Santa Louis Nix III Reuters

As it turns out, the BCS championship game against Alabama next month will not be the final game in a Notre Dame uniform for offensive lineman Zack Martin and nose tackle Louis Nix. In news that will surely please more than a few Notre Dame fans, coach Brian Kelly announced Monday that the two interior linemen would return for their senior season.

Both players were key contributors at their respective positions. Martin helped the Irish rush for over 200 yards a game and Nix (pictured as Santa because it’s the holidays, y’all) was a chore to move along Notre Dame’s defensive front, recording 45 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble.

Notre Dame had one of the best defenses in college football, and was No. 3 in rushing yards allowed and first in points allowed.

Kelly also said that running back Cierre Wood is undecided on his NFL future and will seek a draft evaluation before making a decision.

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17 Responses to “Pair of Notre Dame interior linemen coming back for one more year”
  1. chicagoirish23 says: Dec 17, 2012 5:19 PM

    Great to hear that Big Lou and Martin are returning. I also wonder about Watt, Martin’s partner on the line.

    Would love to see Cierre Wood come back because I think he has the potential to be an amazing feature back but I understand reps are limited for a running back and if he wants to go pro good for him. He’ll have his degree, more then most.

  2. kiopta1 says: Dec 17, 2012 5:19 PM

    Lol great pic.

  3. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 17, 2012 5:50 PM

    Irish Chocolate & Martin !!! ???

    40 year plan at ND. Degrees, then NFL.

    Great model. 99% grad rate and #1 in BCS. Only school that will ever be able to say that. EVER.

    SO Nix back … with Tuitt … wow. BEAST MODE d-line.

  4. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 17, 2012 5:58 PM

    Cierre Wood has a daughter. He has his degree. He already ran the field senior day and he can make 3rd round money.

    He will prob go.

    But I agree, he needs more development.

  5. harvupdyke says: Dec 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    You think I care?

    Roll dam tide.

  6. thegamecocker says: Dec 17, 2012 6:40 PM

    @808raiderinparadise

    Good luck in NC game. But I think ND
    would have been better off in B1G.
    I guess greed Got on the way. Where
    is Gary Grey these Days? Did he earn
    a degree? Just goes to show not all 5
    Stars are All-America timber.

  7. irishtn says: Dec 17, 2012 7:13 PM

    no harvey…no one gives a hoot what any bama troll thinks. Your a bama fan don’t you have to go find a passed out guy and drop your twig and berries on his chin? Isn’t that what bama fans do????

  8. irishtn says: Dec 17, 2012 7:14 PM

    no harvey…no one gives a hoot what any bama troll thinks. You’re a bama fan don’t you have to go find a passed out guy and drop your twig and berries on his chin? Isn’t that what bama fans do????

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 17, 2012 7:25 PM

    thegamecocker says:
    Dec 17, 2012 6:40 PM
    @808raiderinparadise

    Good luck in NC game. But I think ND
    would have been better off in B1G.
    I guess greed Got on the way. Where
    is Gary Grey these Days? Did he earn
    a degree? Just goes to show not all 5
    Stars are All-America timber.

    ————

    I honestly feel bad for you.

    Are you really trying to put down ND with a southcarolina sn?

    Unless your just all game for cock?

    Sorry Golson never went to South Carolina.

    As for “Gary Grey” ummm, really? 99% really?!

  10. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 17, 2012 7:26 PM

    Nice catch, irishtn

  11. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 17, 2012 7:29 PM

    harvupdyke says:
    Dec 17, 2012 6:13 PM
    You think I care?

    Roll dam tide.

    ——-

    A “tide”can’t necessarily “roll” with a “dam” in front of it.

    S ucking
    E achothers
    C ocks

  12. irishdodger says: Dec 17, 2012 7:35 PM

    Bama fans are obsessed. They & their SEC little brothers have nothing to do & all day to do it. I’m amazed they feel the need to comment on even the I eventful ND articles. Surely they don’t post on every CFB article? I hope Saban never leaves, b/c the suicide rate would go thru the roof in throughout the entire SEC as all the other teams who will never play for a NC have to live vicariously thru Bama. Not sure what their tshirts say, but I hope they realize the team that wins the NC gets put in the record books…not the rest of the conference.

  13. thegamecocker says: Dec 17, 2012 7:39 PM

    @raiderinparadise

    Wow, you really are a schmuck aren’t you!
    I was actually wondering if Grey earned his
    degree and wishing ND well in NC game.
    But since you are being rude and obnoxious,
    I’ll just end it here with a reco to you: get help
    with your fixation on cock!

  14. bigdinla says: Dec 17, 2012 8:46 PM

    Are you guys really dumb enough to believe that harveyupdyke is really an Alabama Fan? So much for that vaunted Notre Dame education. Also stay classy Irish fans, I know it is hard for you.

  15. irishtn says: Dec 17, 2012 9:20 PM

    go back to trying to tea bag passed out guys and killing tree’s its what bama fans do best

  16. irishtn says: Dec 17, 2012 9:22 PM

    stay classy bama trolls

    your over rated team that played a weak schedule and shouldn’t even be in the nc, is about to get bent over worse than tamu did to you. Bama is not that good, they played a pathetic schdule, and are not scary, your coaches head is in the nfl cloud

  17. florida727 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:10 AM

    You think ‘Bama played a weak schedule and Notre Lame is “dominant”?

    You won 5 games AT HOME by a combined 23 points against powerhouses like Pitt (sh!t), Purdue (aka Pur-don’t), and BYU (BY-Who?), and Michigan. You want to talk about having weaknesses exposed? Thanks, but I’ll take my chances on a coach like Saban having a month to prepare for all the holes your team has. Good luck on January 7th. You’ll need it.

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