Russell, Nix available Saturday

Cornerback KeiVarae Russell has been cleared to practice, coach Brian Kelly said during his weekly Tuesday press conference, three days after the freshman left Notre Dame's win at Boston College with a head injury in the third quarter.

The former running back recruit has started every game in the secondary for the undefeated Irish, notching 46 tackles, half-a-sack and a pick, and he is expected to start again this Saturday during senior day against Wake Forest.

Redshirt sophomore nose guard Louis Nix will be available in full, too, after being ejected toward the end of Saturday's contest for unsportsmanlike conduct following a scuffle with an Eagles player.