News and notes as focus shifts to Purdue

September, 4, 2012
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The biggest personnel item heading into Notre Dame's home opener against Purdue this Saturday comes from the Boilermakers, who announced Monday night that Caleb TerBush would be their starting quarterback.

TerBush started all 13 games last season but was suspended by coach Danny Hope for this past Saturday's opener, a 48-6 win over Eastern Kentucky. Purdue plays three quarterbacks regularly, including Rob Henry and Robert Marve, the latter completing 30 of 38 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns Saturday.

Hope announced his starter during his Monday radio show and said that all three will see action against the Irish. The response in West Lafayette has been underwhelming. From colleague Adam Rittenberg:
Judging by the reactions of some Purdue fans on Twitter, Hope's decision to stick with TerBush over Marve isn't going over too well. Marve certainly looked good Saturday and has the most natural ability of any Boilers quarterback, but he didn't beat out TerBush on the practice field, and TerBush has been Hope's No. 1 guy for some time now. Then again, TerBush is a senior and a captain who represented the team at the Big Ten kickoff luncheon. His misstep is disappointing, and it wouldn't have been surprising had Marve replaced him in the lineup.

The changes on Notre Dame's depth chart, meanwhile, all revolved around the second team:
Lastly, Notre Dame players returned to their Monday staple this week: Trick-shot Monday. I'll let the video do the talking.

Matt Fortuna | email

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