Friday, October 13, 2006

Irish Defensive End Walks Out

Notre Dame starting defensive end Ron Talley walked away from the team on Friday stating the he and head coach Charlie Weis had come to a mutual agreement to part ways.

Other than that there was no official reason given for his departure but Tally did release a brief statement.

"I went to class this morning," Talley told The Tribune via cell phone. "I had a 15-minute meeting with coach Weis this afternoon. We went over a couple of things, and at the end both parties decided it was best to go ahead and split."

Talley said he plans to finish the semester at Notre Dame, then look for another school. Unless he transfers to a school below the Div. I-A level, he will have to sit out next season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. He would then have one year of eligibility remaining.

"I have no idea where I'll end up," Talley said. "I haven't really had a chance to give it much thought."

Surely more on this will come to light through the weekend but its not every day that the coach of the 9th ranked team in the country tells his defensive end to pack his bags.