Notre Dame tight end Alize Mack is suspended for the team's Jan. 1 game against LSU in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's. Coach Brian Kelly said Mack's suspension is because of an "internal team matter" and unrelated to academics; Mack was academically ineligible for all of the 2016 season. The junior, who will not travel with the team to Orlando, Florida, will be reinstated after the bowl game. Mack appeared in 10 games this season, starting six, and had 19 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame also will be without starting wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and freshman running back C.J. Holmes, who were suspended indefinitely following their arrests last Friday on shoplifting charges.