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Gunner Kiel on possible return to Notre Dame: 'I'm a Bearcat'

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Gunner Kiel put an end to speculation he could return to Notre Dame
Gunner Kiel put an end to speculation he could return to Notre Dame. (USATSI)

Following Saturday night's news that Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame there was speculation that Gunner Kiel could leave Cincinnati to return to South Bend.

Speculation that Kiel seemingly put an end to in a text message to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sunday morning.

"I'm a Bearcat," Kiel told the paper.

Kiel transferred to Cincinnati from Notre Dame in April. But, as John Infante, a former NCAA compliance officer, wrote on Saturday night, Kiel could technically return to Notre Dame and play in 2013 without receiving a release from Cincinnati. Though it certainly doesn't look like that's what Kiel is planning.

Even if Kiel did want to return to Notre Dame, it's not a guarantee that Brian Kelly and the coaching staff would welcome him back after his decision to leave this spring.

Without Kiel and Golson, Notre Dame has three quarterbacks remaining on scholarship in former starter Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix and incoming freshman Malik Zaire.

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