Irish's Louis Nix addresses Twitter controversy

Notre Dame lost one prized athlete to homesickness last week in Aaron Lynch. After a few choice tweets, Irish fans feared they might lose another very soon.

Nose guard Louis Nix suggested on Twitter that he might soon hop on a plane out of South Bend and never come back.

The sophomore admitted to the media on Wednesday that he has had thoughts of leaving, but he would not say how recent they were.

He went on to say that he is "here now" and "should be" come the fall.

"It's a rollercoaster ride for anybody. That's part of college football. Sometimes you get sick of school and just want to relax sometimes, you know, hang. Sometimes you want to just go home. That's all it is," said Nix.

And he's learned his lesson as far as social media is concerned.

"I just know I need to be careful about what I tweet because it makes the whole ND Nation and all 5,000 followers go crazy. So I'm just going to be more careful about what I tweet next time."

Coach Brian Kelly brushed the rumors aside. "I know there's been a lot of reports about what Louis said and what he didn't say. I don't see that. I see a guy that's upbeat," he said.

Nix and the Irish concluded spring practice on Wednesday and will prepare for the Blue-Gold Game on Saturday.


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