May 30, 2007
The following is a quote from Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis:
"After concluding spring ball evaluations, Evan Sharpley, Demetrius Jones
and Jimmy Clausen remain as the main contenders. Each of these three young
men brought something unique to the QB competition. Evan ran the operation
the best, Jimmy threw the ball the best, and Demetrius made the most plays.
For these reasons, they will compete for playing time.
"In additional news, the team grade-point average for the spring semester
was 3.04, exceeding the 3.0 mark for the fourth consecutive semester. Gary
Gray had shoulder surgery after exams, which is likely to exclude him from
the upcoming season depending on recovery time. Training Camp will be held
on our regular practice fields, not the fields by the bookstore. Finally, we
will be using officiating crews from the Big East this season rather than
Big Ten officials."