'Crazy news': Former and current Notre Dame players sound off on Brian Kelly departure

Athletes exit the building after a football team meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex in South Bend.

Former Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly expressed regret in a message to players and staff that they learned of his pending departure to LSU through social media.

Kelly met in person with his players Tuesday morning after flying back from the West Coast following Saturday's game with Stanford and a number of recruiting visits.

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Here is some of the reaction from both former, current and even recruited players and coaches:

Brian Polian

Current Notre Dame associated head coach/special teams coordinator

Nolan Ziegler

Class of 2022 strong safety commit from Catholic Central in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Jonas Gray Sr.

Former Notre Dame (2008-11) and NFL running back

Howard Cross III

Junior ND defensive lineman

Troy Pride Jr.

Former Notre Dame and current Carolina Panthers cornerback

Gabriel Rubio

Freshman defensive lineman

Isaiah Foskey

Junior defensive lineman

Braden Lenzy

Senior wide receiver 

Blake Fisher

Freshman offensive lineman

Kyle Hamilton 

Junior All-American safety

Joshua Burnham

2022 linebacker recruit from Traverse City, Mich.

Drayk Bowen

2022 linebacker recruit from Merrillville, Ind. (Andrean)

Danny Spond

Former Notre Dame linebacker (2010-12)

Mike Golic Jr.

Former Notre Dame lineman (2008-12), former NFL player and current broadcaster

Kyle Brindza

Former Notre Dame kicker (2011-13)

Brandon Wimbush

Former Notre Dame quarterback (2015-18)

Joey Tanona

2022 Notre Dame commit from Zionsville High School

Kyren Williams

Current Notre Dame running back

Mick Assaf

Former Notre Dame running back (2016-19), and co-founder of Yoke Gaming

DeShone Kizer

Former Notre Dame quarterback (2014-16), and current Tennessee Titans player

Jac Collinsworth

Notre Dame graduate (2017) and broadcaster for NBC

Golden Tate

Former Notre Dame wideout (2007-09), and current Tennessee Titans player