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Football Notes

Oct. 9, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Irish head coach Bob Davie hinted that another shift could occur at the quarterback spot.

With the success of freshman Matt LoVecchio at quarterback, Davie acknowledged that another change might occur because of the freshman’s success. LoVecchio brings more mobility to the quarterback slot which sophomore Gary Godsey could not produce.

“We made, once again, a short-term decision that Gary was the backup,” Davie said. Jared Clark is going to continue to get reps. If he is far enough along, then he will be the backup because he is a lot more like Arnaz Battle as is Matt LoVecchio so we have become more consistent scheme-wise.”

Godsey then could continue on as the third string quarterback or be switched over again to tight end. He would then sit behind the likes of captains Dan O’Leary and Jabari Holloway.

GAME TIME STILL UNDECIDED

The game time for the Notre Dame versus West Virginia has still yet to be determined. The University will release the kickoff time sometime after the game against Navy. The game at West Virginia on Oct. 21, 2000, could kick off at either 12 noon EDT or 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Previously listed as a solid noon start, it still could be televised at noon by CBS Sports. If CBS selects another game instead, the Notre Dame-West Virginia contest would kick off at 7:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

IRISH CONTINUE TO CLIMB

Notre Dame climbed five spots in the Associated Press poll. The Irish moved from being ranked 25th last week to a ranking of 20 in this week’s poll.

Notre Dame fell just four votes short of making the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Irish received 111 votes and finished in the No. 26 spot just behind Mississippi with 115 votes.