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Lo Wood continues Irish pipeline to Miami (OH)

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Chuck Martin‘s hiring by Miami of Ohio as its head coach has continued to reap transfer benefits for the football program.

The father of Notre Dame defensive back Lo Wood confirmed to the South Bend Tribune Thursday that his son has decided to leave the Irish and finish out his college career with the RedHawks.  While Martin spent the past two seasons as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator, he was Wood’s position coach during his first two seasons in South Bend.

Lo Wood Sr. said Martin’s presence was the overriding factor in his son’s decision.

“It was all about coach Martin and opportunity,” said the dad. “Lo’s always liked and respected coach Martin. Lo accomplished his goal of reality, and that was getting a Notre Dame degree. Now it becomes about going after his dream, and that’s getting a chance to play to see if he can take his game to the NFL.”

Because of that degree, Wood will be eligible to play immediately in 2013.

Woods was a three-star member of the Irish’s 2010 recruiting class, rated as the No. 44 cornerback in the country.  He played in 33 games in 2010-11 and 2013, missing the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury.

Earlier this month, it was reported that quarterback Andrew Hendrix and tight end Alex Welsh would be leaving the Irish and transferring to the RedHawks.

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6 Responses to “Lo Wood continues Irish pipeline to Miami (OH)”
  1. dbldmr says: Jan 16, 2014 3:14 PM

    Good luck, Lo. Hope you have a great year. Thanks for the time at ND and congratulations on the degree.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 16, 2014 3:44 PM

    Who leaves Notre Dame for Miami of Ohio unless they were kicked off the team?

  3. jgater1981 says: Jan 16, 2014 4:01 PM

    Guys that got their degree from ND and weren’t going to sniff playing time might transfer to Miami (oh).

  4. critic02 says: Jan 16, 2014 6:00 PM

    MAC football will be better for these transfers. Miami of
    O h I o has gone from top of heap to doormat and everyone’s favorite homecoming game. Go REDSKINS.

  5. lbijake says: Jan 16, 2014 6:44 PM

    Rudy stayed at ND.

  6. irishdodger says: Jan 18, 2014 12:38 PM

    All three of the players who followed Coach Martin to Miami OH are graduates of ND. They still had one year of eligibility left, however; so they are free to transfer to any school in d1 and be immediately eligible. Lo was likely not going to be offered a 5th year by ND, so he made the right move. As his dad said, he did the most important thing….earned a degree from ND. I can see how this situation could be confusing to SEC fans.

    @John….Lo actually sat out 2012 w/ a torn Achilles and it’s Alex WELCH…not Welsh.

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