Per the latest University press release:
Wide receiver D.J. Hord has decided to leave the Notre Dame football team and will transfer to a Division I-AA school.
“I’d like to thank D.J. for all he has given to this team in his three years and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis said.
Cornerback Darrin Walls will not be enrolled at Notre Dame during the fall semester for personal reasons and will return home at the end of this summer school term.
“We won’t have Darrin with us this season but I hope to have him return for the spring semester. Fortunately, cornerback is a position of strength on our team and this will provide opportunities for increased playing time for our corners,” Irish head coach Charlie Weis said.
There has been some chatter about Walls’ status this season for a couple weeks now and it is very unfortunate that we will not have him this season as he was poised for a breakout year after spending 2007 as a full time starter at corner. I’ll have more on the impact of both departures later.