Notre Dame will only have three running backs for the Citrus Bowl against LSU on New Year’s Day. That’s because sophomore running back Deon McIntosh was sent home Thursday for a violation of team rules, Brian Kelly said Saturday. McIntosh was third on the team in rushing this season, gaining 368 yards on 5.6 yards per carry with five touchdowns in eight games. The Fighting Irish will rely on Josh Adams, Dexter Williams and Tony Jones Jr. against the Tigers’ top 25 rushing defense. Kelly suspended three other offensive players leading up to the bowl game. Wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back CJ Holmes were suspended indefinitely after they were arrested for shoplifting, and tight end Alize Mack was suspended just for the Citrus Bowl for an “internal team matter.”
Brian Kelly on Notre Dame suspensions: 'Guys need to make good choices'
USA Today | Dec 31