Unfathomably intelligent reader “Irish_Wertzy,” not to be confused with “Thai_Wertzy,” “Namibian_Wertzy,” or “Sam,” reminded me that back-up tight end Konrad Reuland has decided to transfer. By all accounts, Konrad never once missed a bus.
Charlie Weis had a brief statement, making the rumored event official:
“After meeting with Konrad Reuland on Sunday, he has decided he will leave the team and withdraw from Notre Dame,” coach Charlie Weis said. “I appreciate all Konrad has done for Notre Dame and I wish him nothing but the best.”
Reuland was facing a tough battle to get playing time at ND, as he appeared to be about 3rd or 4th on the current depth chart, and would have to compete with the #1 TE recruit in the country joining the Irish next year.
These sorts of transfers will probably get more frequent with Notre Dame as the talent pool makes substantial jumps in quality over the next few years. Reuland probably has the ability to start for most D1 teams. It’s a nice problem for ND to have, but we’re always disappointed to see a good guy leave.
Good luck, Konrad.