Former Notre Dame safety Eilar Hardy will be transferring to Bowling Green, as he will spend his final year with the Falcons’ program with the school announcing the move on Thursday. As a grad transfer, Hardy will be able to play immediately for Bowling Green.
Hardy asked for a release after the 2014 season ended for Notre Dame. He said he wanted to transfer to Bowling Green, but it did not become official until Thursday.
Bowling Green’s athletic site, BGSUFalcons.com, confirmed the transfer Thursday:
The Bowling Green State University football program and head coach Dino Babers has announced the addition of Eilar Hardy, who recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Hardy, who is a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, will have one year of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited to welcome Eilar Hardy to Bowling Green and our football program,” Babers started. “Having lost so much to graduation last year from our secondary, he will provide experience and leadership for that group. He has played at a high level his whole career and we are excited that he has chosen to become a Falcon.”
Hardy played in 15 games the last two years for the Irish. He totaled 35 tackles in his time in South Bend. Hardy also missed the first eight games last season, as the school investigated him for “academic dishonesty.”
Bowling Green will open their season against Tennessee at LP Field on September 5.