Weis Stays Mum on Irish's Starting QB

3 recruits compete for final slot, but no clear frontrunner
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2007 4:33 AM CDT
Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis gives instructions to his quarterbacks during the first day practice for the 2007 season Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has yet to name a starting QB for the season, and won't until that season kicks off against Georgia Tech in September. Three recruits, Evan Sharply, Jimmy Clausen and Demetrius Jones, are vying to fill the pocket cleared by the beloved Brady Quinn, but the competition has been too close to call.

Clausen seems to have a slight edge over the scrambling Jones and the long-throwing Sharply, but Weis dismisses all speculation. "I certainly don't want to tell Georgia Tech what I'm doing," he explained. "I'd rather they spent more time having to figure: Are they going to play a true drop-back quarterback? Are they going to play an athletic quarterback?  I'm not really in the business of giving out free information."