Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant suspended four games


Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating team rules.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are down a running back after it was announced on Monday that Irish junior back Greg Bryant will miss the first four games of the 2015 season due to a “violation of team rules,” per a report from Tom Loy of 247Sports.

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Bryant served as a nice complementary back for the program last season, rushing for 289 yards and three touchdowns in 12 contests. His best game of the campaign came in a loss to USC on November 29 as he carried the rock seven times for 79 yards and a touchdown, averaging 11.3 yards per carry, including a 27-yard burst that was his longest of the afternoon.

As a recruit, Bryant was the No. 45  player in the class of 2013, the No. 6 running back and the No. 11 player in the Sunshine State per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Bryant is listed as the second running back on the Notre Dame depth chart and his absence could be a slight blow in the first four games. This may mean that junior running back Tarean Folston, who should be the starter heading into the ’15 campaign may have to shoulder even more of the workload.

With that in mind, the Irish carry five running backs on their roster and there’s wide receiver C.J. Prosise who had 126 yards on 10 carries last year and quarterback Malik Zaire who ran for 96 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the team’s Music City Bowl win against LSU.

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