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Former LSU recruit transferring from Notre Dame

Gunner Kiel (Source: UHND.com) Gunner Kiel (Source: UHND.com)
South Bend, IN (WAFB) -

Head coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday that Gunner Kiel is leaving Notre Dame. The quarterback leaves the Irish without playing a down.

Kelly said Kiel has been granted his release and is "no longer part of the program."

The coach also said that the list of potential transfer spots for Kiel "were in line with the schools that were appropriate, relative to who was on our schedule."

"I don't know that I'm surprised," Kelly said. "We had kind of created an opportunity for him to compete in the spring. So maybe a little surprised from that standpoint, because he was actually told he'd be given the opportunity to compete. Sometimes when you don't hear that, you wouldn't be surprised."

During his 2012 recruitment, Kiel decommitted from Indiana before committing to Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.

The 6'4, 210 pound number one ranked quarterback had one more change of heart, dropping the Tigers late in the recruiting process and committing to Brian Kelly and Notre Dame.

The late commitment to Notre Dame did not sit well with LSU head coach Les Miles.

At the Bayou Bash Miles addressed Kiel's situation saying, "There was a gentleman from Indiana that thought about coming to the Bayou state. He did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program, so you know."

Kiel redshirted last year and faced stiff competition this year with the return of starting quarterback sophomore Everett Golson and senior backup Tommy Rees.

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