While the departure of Sophomore Demetrius Jones was the most widely reported departure from Notre Dame this year, the team has been losing key players by the barrelful.
Yesterday offensive guard Matt Carufel finally made his departure from Notre Dame official, the South Bend Tribune reported on its web site. Carufel, who played in Notre Dame's first six games and started in three of them, left the program last Wednesday after he was dropped behind classmate Eric Olsen on the team's depth chart.
Carufel was the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota and reportedly has Iowa and Minnesota, two schools in his final five two years ago, high on his list of possible transfer destinations.
Carufel is the fourth sophomore to leave the Irish in the last four months. The others were tight end Konrad Reuland and quarterbacks Zach Fraser and Demetrius Jones.
Four sophomores have left? Man, considering many college players don't even start until their junior or senior year, these guys must smell something that stinks at Notre Dame, and odds are it's Weis. By the way, if this were the NFL, Weis would have already been fired. And who knows, he may still be fired at some point.
Regardless, this just seems like poetic justice for the Irish after they kicked Ty Willingham to the curb a few years back. It also proves what we knew all along - that Weis is an arrogant asshole who used Ty's players to get a 10-year contract extension.
You reap what you sow. And Notre Dame hasn't been sowing anything since Weis showed up.