Notre Dame has suspended Greg Bryant to begin the 2015 college football season. Bryant will miss the first four Notre Dame football games after “a violation of team rules.” A report from CBS Sports reveals that he will miss games against Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, and UMass to start the season. It will put the team in a tough position, as Bryant was going to be featured more on offense than he has been in the past.
As a sophomore in the 2014 college football season, Greg Bryant rushed for 289 yards and three touchdowns on just 54 carries. It was an impressive average of 5.4 yards per carry that could have really helped Notre Dame this season. He also caught five passes for 50 yards, and was often featured on special teams. As a punt returner, he returned eight punts for 94 yards for the Fighting Irish in 2014.
There is likely going to be more information about the Greg Bryant suspension at some point in the future, especially with the vagueness that Notre Dame gave as to its reasons for this action. When college football programs do this, it leaves the interpretation up to the fans and analysts, none of which winds up being a good situation. Now, rumors are floating around social media of what Bryant did to warrant such a punishment from the football team.
As reported previously by the Inquisitr, Notre Dame added four new members to the coaching staff this year. Head coach Brian Kelly brought in more names that should help his style of football take hold with the Fighting Irish. After leading the school to a 6-0 start in the 2014 college football season, Kelly and his players lost to Florida State in a tough game (31-27) to end the undefeated start. The team never seemed to recover from that point, finishing the regular season with a 7-5 record.
Heading into 2015, Brian Kelly, his new coaches, and a group of highly touted players are trying to build upon a Music City Bowl victory over LSU. The tough 31-28 win over a No. 23 ranked SEC opponent was exactly what the school needed as a push into the offseason. Now, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back with a nice recruiting class and a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. That makes it unfortunate that Greg Bryant has been suspended, leaving the team a bit short-handed to open the new campaign.
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