SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 10: Malik Zaire #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass in the second half against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Notre Dame Stadium on September 10, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 10: Malik Zaire #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass in the second half against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Notre Dame Stadium on September 10, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire met with head coach Brian Kelly and was granted his release to pursue a graduate transfer, but there are some conditions, according to ESPN’s Jared Shanker.

His release was first reported by Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated on Scout.com.

Zaire is not allowed to transfer to any opponent on Notre Dame’s 2017 schedule but he would be allowed to play for North Carolina. The Fighting Irish will play Temple, Georgia, Boston College, Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, UNC, USC, NC State, Wake Forest, Miami (Florida), Navy and Stanford in 2017.

After the Irish loss to USC, Zaire wrote on Instagram: ”God has given me a journey so unique and so different that Im nothing but blessed & greatful. Answering the call of greatness takes [time]. #ThxND #IrishForever #NextMoveMyBestMove #ComingForEverything.”

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