Sept. 5, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Irish hope to not only extend its winning ways but also hope to maintain a healthy squad.
Sunday morning, the Irish squad found out that they were not in perfect health. Quarterback Arnaz Battle was nursing a sprained right ankle. It provided a little bit of a scare for a team, which hasn’t even named the order for its backup quarterbacks. Gary Godsey is listed as the second string guy but has yet to take a snap in a college game.
Battle’s sprain proved to be very minor in terms of seriousness. The quarterback managed to participate in a majority of Monday’s workout drills and should be back to 100 percent in plenty of time for Saturday’s game.
“We are healthy,” Irish head coach Bob Davie at his Tuesday press conference. “This is as healthy as we have been and hopefully this will continue.”
Clifford Jefferson also sprained his ankle on Saturday in the game. He is expected to return in plenty of time for Saturday as well.
The only Irish player that will not be taking part in Saturday’s contest is freshman Greg Pauly. He has a partially torn knee ligament, which he had surgery on in early August.