Notre Dame Makes Another Quarterback Change

Charlie Weis is trying to breathe some life into his moribund Notre Dame football team by making another quarterback switch.

Evan Sharpley will be under center Saturday when the 1-and-6
Fighting Irish take on 13th-ranked Southern California. The junior signal-caller replaces banged-up freshman Jimmy Claussen, who started the last six games. Demetrius Jones was number-one for the season opener but he left the team a week after losing the job to Claussen.

Sharpley was Brady Quinn's backup last season and remained second on the depth chart until this week. He has led the Irish to four of their seven offensive touchdowns, despite playing significantly less time than Claussen.

Sharpley will be making his first career start against the 5-and-1 Trojans.