Chicago Colleges: Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati officially adds Gunner Kiel

April, 19, 2013
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Cincinnati officially announced the addition of Notre Dame transfer quarterback Gunner Kiel on Friday.

Kiel has enrolled in school and begins classes May 6. He previously told ESPN's Joe Schad he planned to play for the Bearcats. Kiel must sit out the 2013 season because of NCAA transfer rules.

"We are very excited Gunner has decided to enroll at UC," coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. "He’s a great talent and an even better person. He comes from a great family with some strong quarterback lineage. Our quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw has developed an outstanding relationship with Gunner. We are looking forward to getting him here and seeing what the future holds."

Kiel passed for 2,517 yards and 27 touchdowns, and ran for almost 500 yards with 11 touchdowns in leading Columbus East to a 12-2 record and a berth in the state semifinals as a senior. He was named the 2011 Indiana Mr. Football by the Indianapolis Star.

Unbeaten and unquestioned? Not so fast

December, 2, 2012
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Good thing this will be settled on the field, once and for all.

Though even a Notre Dame win over Alabama may not be enough to convince everyone that the Irish are the nation's best team.

And we're not talking about also undefeated Ohio State, either, which could theoretically win the AP title with a Notre Dame loss on Jan. 7.

Three coaches voted the Crimson Tide ahead of the Irish in the final regular-season USA Today coaches' poll.

What's more — one voted Notre Dame No. 4, behind Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Vanderbilt's James Franklin picked three of his fellow SEC teams ahead of the Irish, while Middle Tennessee's Rick Stockstill and Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville both voted Notre Dame second behind the Tide.

Franklin voted his Commodores 16th. They finished outside the top 25.

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