07:32 AM ET 12.09 | Both Rutgers and Notre Dame, this year's Pinstripe Bowl teams, come with storylines o' plenty. Like Irish nose guard Louis Nix taking himself out of being able to travel with his team to New York by signing with an agent Friday in a sloppy parting of the ways with Notre Dame, unbefitting the standout contributor and cult hero he had evolved into. Perhaps the most intriguing is that junior defensive end Stephon Tuitt hasn't made a move toward an early exit yet, even though he's projected to go in the top half of the first round of next May's NFL Draft if he does forego his senior season. "All we've done is put in his paperwork to get an evaluation from the NFL," Kelly said Sunday after the team's first pre-bowl practice. "We haven't really delved into the depth of that yet."