The NCAA granted USC transfer Amir Carlisle immediate eligibility so that the running back could play for Notre Dame in 2012. Looks like he won’t need it, though. An ankle injury sidelined Carlisle for the spring and will now cause him to miss the season as well. Irish coach Brian Kelly said on Thursday that Carlisle will use a redshirt this season and return in 2013. He will have three years of eligibility remaining upon his return.