December 19, 2006 // Notre Dame Football

Ronald Talley Lands at University of Delaware

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Former Notre Dame defense end Ronald Talley has decided to transfer to the University of Delaware after leaving Notre Dame in the middle of the season.  Talley was rumored to be upset with playing time, or lack there of, this season and was granted his release by Charlie Weis.

According to the Delaware News Journal

Talley, 20, should be with the Blue Hens in spring practice and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2007 season. His addition shores up a position where Delaware was plagued by injuries during its 5-6 2006 season and continues to have depth problems.

In 17 career games at Notre Dame, Talley had 34 tackles (10 solos), one sack and two fumble recoveries. He left the team after the sixth game of the 2006 season in what coach Charlie Weis termed an amicable and mutally agreed-upon parting that Talley felt was in his best interests.

Talley played hard while he was at Notre Dame and I wish him all the best at Delaware.  The Blue Hens play some local games in my area so I will try to check out a game next year and see how Talley is doing.

Comments to this Article

  • Farva commented on December 20th, 2006 at 2:14 am

    The hope here in Delaware is that you will be able to watch him on ESPN in the playoffs next year.

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  • Irish Realist commented on December 20th, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Let’s see…ND’s now down to 22 players combined from their Junior & Sophomore classes. And I’ve read where very few were Top 100 players. Those numbers are similar, & in some cases worse, than teams who get scholarships jerked as a result of probationary sanctions.

    I hear “experts” crying about SEC coaches like Shula & Nutt who have had to battle through scholarship limitations (due to cheating, by the way)as they try to justify them keeping their jobs or to justify losing seasons. Well, they knew what they were getting into when they took the job & I’m sure Weis does, too. After all, I don’t see too many of the transfers coming back to haunt ND. It just means that there will be a helluva youth movement in ’07 & ’08.

    I just hope they don’t turn down 2nd or 3rd tier recruits that could help w/ dept, unless they have all their slots filled by the recruits they want. Besides, some of those players could be projects that need a little developing or they may be a “utility-type” player (like Pat Eilers) or they could benefit from a position change (ala Stams, Pritchet, Battle). Again, if ND already has all 25 or so scholarships spoken for (since Weis maintains there’s some non-public verbals), then keep doing what you’re doing. But, if they don’t, what’s the harm of picking up a few players that may have been overlooked in high school?

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  • Blue Hen! commented on March 21st, 2007 at 9:36 am

    I’m currently a student at UD and I’m really excited to see him come and hopefully shore up our defense a little bit. There was a recent interview with Talley on gohens.net in which he said that Weis wanted him to move from DE to DT, but Talley felt that move was wrong for him. Whatever the reason, I’m sorry to see him leave ND, but excited to see him play here!

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