Matt Carufel Still Talking About Notre Dame

When Matt Carufel transferred from Notre Dame last year, he didn’t always have the nicest things to say about the Irish or Charlie Weis. It seems he just didn’t feel he fit in at Notre Dame. Never mind that his transfer coincided with the exact timing of him losing his starting spot to Eric Olsen. Nah, that could never have have anything to do with it right?

Well, after sitting out last year, Carufel is getting ready to play for Minnesota this year and he is still talking about Notre Dame and the coaching staff.

Notre Dame started 1-9 in 2007, but Carufel said his decision to leave school had nothing to do with wins and losses. He was homesick when he lost his starting job after the first three games last year.

“I didn’t like it from the get-go,” said Carufel, who left Notre Dame last October. “I missed my home and parents. I missed Minnesota, but I also wanted to have coaches that I felt cared about me and my situation. It wasn’t the right place for me, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t right for someone else.”

Right, so he didn’t like it from the get-go, but decided to come back for a second year and then left right after losing his starting spot? At least Demetrius Jones was honest about why he left and didn’t take pot shots at the University.

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  1. I remember matt and I making our own defensive plays his first two years of peewee football. I was fighting a war while he was going through this, hes a good guy, was always a gentle giant. We were running stunts as 5th graders playing off eachother.

  2. The thing is that at this point he does not need to throw a shot at ND by saying he didn’t feel the coaching staff cared about him. The classy response is I just wasnt comfortable, or just stick with the I missed home excuse.

  3. @Darius,

    I realize that there may be other factors in his decision, but the fact that he left the week he lost his starting job and has continually made comments about ND since he has left is pretty weak on his part.

  4. I think that the young man knows he made a mistake and wishes he had stayed. to cover this up he has become negative. However, if we don’t like Matt talking about ND, then we shouldn’t talk about Matt. Let it die a swift death. I wish he had stayed.

  5. Hey man,

    Carufel is gone. Leave him alone. I graduated from ND….and I have to say….it’s not the best place to be…..but I agree, losing the starting job is a big reason, but I’m sure it’s not the only one.

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