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Colin McGovern will transfer to Virginia

| Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Senior offensive lineman Colin McGovern told the South Bend Tribune on Tuesday he intends to transfer to Virginia for his final season of eligibility.

McGovern started eight games for the Irish at right guard in 2016 and has seen the field in 21 contests during his time at Notre Dame. Because he is set to graduate in May, McGovern will not have to sit out a year when he transfers to Virginia. Former Irish defensive lineman John Montelus also transferred to Virginia earlier this offseason.

The other four members of Notre Dame’s starting offensive line for most of the season — senior Mike McGlinchey and juniors Quenton Nelson, Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars — are all expected to return next season.

Irish senior offensive lineman Colin McGovern, front, engages a Navy defender during Notre Dame’s loss to the Midshipmen on Nov. 5. McGovern announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final season of eligibility after graduating from the University in May.Emmet Farnan | The Observer

Irish senior offensive lineman Colin McGovern, front, engages a Navy defender during Notre Dame’s loss to the Midshipmen on Nov. 5. McGovern announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final season of eligibility after graduating from the University in May.

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