Davie won’t make trip to Notre Dame
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.