Ex-Michigan LB transferring to rival Notre Dame to finish career
Another former Michigan linebacker has left the program and will be suiting up for a rival opponent during the 2021 season.
Thursday, Adam Shibley announced on Instagram that he will be transferring to Notre Dame to finish out his college career. The linebacker announced his plan to enter the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month after spending four seasons in Ann Arbor. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“I’m thrilled to follow in my brother’s footsteps and pursue a Master’s degree in the Mendoza College Of Business, while realizing my lifelong dream of playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next year,” Shibley wrote on Instagram.
Shibley is the second linebacker from Michigan to transfer to a rival program this offseason. Recently, Ben VanSumeren also entered his name into the transfer portal and announced that he’s committed to Michigan State.
Shibley redshirted his first season in Ann Arbor in 2017, not seeing any playing time. Over the last three seasons, the linebacker has played in 18 career games and is credited with 24 tackles, including 3 for loss. Almost all of his production came during the 2020 season, making 23 stops in 6 games.
Michigan ended the 2020 season with a 2-4 record while Notre Dame was 10-2 and earned a bid to the College Football Playoff.
Despite a long rivalry history between the two programs, Michigan and Notre Dame are not scheduled to go head-to-head again until the 2033 and 2034 seasons. The last home-and-home series came in 2018 and 2019, with Notre Dame winning the first and Michigan winning the rematch.