QB Hendrix seeks release from Notre Dame

Quarterback Andrew Hendrix asked for his release from Notre Dame, coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday, according to

Hendrix would have one year of eligibility remaining should he move to another school. The Chicago Tribune reported Dec. 14 that Hendrix was eyeing a move to Miami University in Ohio, where the new head coach, Chuck Martin, is Notre Dame's former offensive coordinator.

Malik Zaire, who redshirted this season, and Everett Golson, back at Notre Dame following a suspension, are penciled in as the Irish's top two quarterbacks for next season, prompting Hendrix to look elsewhere.

Hendrix appeared in six games this season, completing two of 14 passes for 56 yards with no touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Over 14 games (no starts) in three seasons with the Irish, Hendrix is 25-for-56 for 360 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Senior Tommy Rees will start at quarterback for Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers on Dec. 28 at Yankee Stadium in New York.