Redshirt freshman quarterback Gunner Kiel has decided to transfer, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday.
Kelly said he was a surprised about the move because the coaching staff had told Kiel he’d have an ample opportunity to compete for the starting role this spring.
"We had kind of created an opportunity for him to compete in the spring," Kelly said. "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.
"While we are sad when kids don't go through the entire program, we want what's best for them. We are educators as well as coaches."