On Friday night we had heard that Demetrius Jones was headed to Northern Illinois and on Saturday ESPN reported that Jones is indeed enrolled at the school after not showing up for the bus to Michigan.
Northern Illinois officials declined to confirm that Jones had enrolled at the school.
Huskies coach Joe Novak said he’s heard the report but has had no contact with Jones, his family or other representatives. On Friday, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis confirmed that Jones did not make the team’s bus trip to Michigan. “I have not spoken to Demetrius and can only say that he missed the team bus. Any additional comment would be without all the facts,” Weis said in a statement.
The news of Jones transferring should not be shocking to anyone as all along Jones has said he wanted to be the quarterback so when Clausen took over the witting was pretty much on the wall. Northern Illinois is a bit surprising, but it’s also a local school for him.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out considering he needs to be released from his scholarship from Notre Dame before he can officially join the Northern Illinois team. Considering Weis was expecting him to make the trip to Michigan, he might not be overly helpful considering the way Jones handled the situation. Right now Weis has enough other problems to deal with, however, that he’ll likely want to make this as little of a distraction as possible for the team.