Notre Dame tailback Cierre Wood suspended for first 2 games

The Irish’s travel squad to Dublin, Ireland will lose another returning starter, as starting tailback and leading rusher Cierre Wood has been suspended for the season’s opening game versus Navy. He joins quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese at home in South Bend when the Irish open the year across the pond.

Multiple sources have confirmed.

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Who will be the Best Running Back in College Football in 2011?

Who will be the best tailback in college football this fall? You can get a good idea by looking at the Doak Walker Award watch list which was released yesterday.

Illinois Fighting Illini senior Jason Ford and Notre Dame Fighting Irish junior Cierre Wood were among the 51 players named to the watch list on Friday.

Ford is one of seven Big Ten running backs on the Walker watch list, alongside Edwin Baker (Michigan State Spartans), Montee Ball (Wisconsin Badgers), Duane Bennett (Minnesota Golden Gophers), Rex Burkhead (Nebraska Cornhuskers), Marcus Coker (Iowa Hawkeyes) and James White (Wisconsin Badgers).

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