Prestwood gone, Roberson inactive

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood is no longer with the team because of personal reasons, coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday. Kelly said he could not get into specifics of the move because of privacy laws.

Prestwood, who would have been in his second season, sat out the 2011 campaign after transferring from Florida State in January. Freshman Ronnie Stanley took his place as the No. 2 left tackle.

Kelly said that Notre Dame will pursue a medical scholarship for junior running back Cam Roberson, who has dealt with knee issues.

  • Kelly said that linebacker Danny Spond had to leave Wednesday's practice with what looked like a concussion.

  • Tight end Alex Welch was carted off after practice with his right knee wrapped in ice after getting injured during live action. Kelly had no early word on Welch's status.

  • Kelly said that USC transfer Amir Carlisle is at about 80 percent but should be ready to go when the season kicks off.

  • Cierre Wood, who missed the Irish's first fall practice because of medical paperwork, was at practice and even fielded punts with Theo Riddick, Davonte Neal and Chris Brown.

  • Freshman safety Elijah Shumate has moved to cornerback.