Davie won’t make trip to Notre Dame

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New Mex­ico coach Bob Davie won’t make the trip next week when the Lo­bos travel to face his for­mer team, No. 8 Notre Dame.

Davie said in a state­ment Thurs­day that he will be in­volved with the team next week but that run game co­or­di­na­tor Saga Tuitele will serve as act­ing head coach for the Sept. 14 game in South Bend.

The 64-year-old Davie was rushed to an Al­bu­querque hospi­tal Satur­day af­ter New Mex­ico’s sea­son-open­ing vic­tory over Sam Hous­ton State.

He says he ex­pects to make a full re­cov­ery but will be fol­low­ing his wife and doc­tors’ ad­vice in not mak­ing the trip.

The na­ture of his med­i­cal is­sue hasn’t been dis­closed.

Davie is in his eighth sea­son lead­ing New Mex­ico, where he’s 34-54.

He coached Notre Dame from 1997 to 2001, com­pil­ing a 35-25 record and lead­ing the Ir­ish to three bowl games.

Green gets honor: Syra­cuse is hon­or­ing for­mer All-Amer­ica Tim Green dur­ing the Or­ange’s game against No. 1 Clem­son.

Green’s No. 72 jersey will be re­tired at half­time of the home opener Sept. 14.

A de­fen­sive line­man for the Or­ange, Green is the all-time sacks leader at Syra­cuse with 45.5. He’s the first pre­dom­i­nantly de­fen­sive player in the 129-year his­tory of the pro­gram to have his jersey re­tired and the sixth over­all.

Fans are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate by wear­ing a ver­sion of a t-shirt that hon­ors Green. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from sales of the shirt will be do­nated to the Tackle ALS Foun­da­tion in Green’s honor.

Green, who played line­backer for the NFL’s Fal­cons for eight years, re­vealed last year that he has ALS, or amy­otrophic lat­eral scle­ro­sis, widely known as Lou Gehrig’s Dis­ease.

NU QB Green done for ’19: North­west­ern quar­ter­back TJ Green will miss the rest of the sea­son fol­low­ing foot surgery, coach Pat Fitzger­ald con­firmed.

Green suf­fered the in­jury in dur­ing the Wild­cats’ sea­son-open­ing loss to Stan­ford.

Green, the son of for­mer NFL QB Trent Green, served as North­west­ern’s backup the last two seasons and ap­peared in nine games in 2018.

A fifth-year se­nior, Green could ap­ply for a sixth-year hard­ship waiver.

Ar­rests in drone in­ci­dent: Two peo­ple were ar­rested for fly­ing a drone over Michi­gan Sta­dium in Ann Ar­bor dur­ing the Wolver­ine’s sea­son-open­ing vic­tory over Mid­dle Ten­nessee State.

The drone was re­ported about 10:17 p.m. Satur­day. Uni­ver­sity Deputy Po­lice Chief Melissa Over­ton said Thurs­day that the in­di­vid­u­als ar­rested aren’t stu­dents at the school.

The ar­rests were made af­ter the re­port. The suspects face mis­de­meanor uni­ver­sity or­di­nance and Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion vi­o­la­tions. Over­ton didn’t re­lease their names and said in an email that both were re­leased pend­ing the au­tho­riza­tion of war­rants.

The case re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Game spec­ta­tor Richard Sheri­dan told The Detroit News that he saw the drone hover over the sta­dium’s south end be­fore fly­ing away.

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