Posted September 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
No. 22 Notre Dame jumped into the AP poll Tuesday and coach Brian Kelly called the ranking ''white noise'' as the Irish get ready for their home opener against Purdue. Kelly said his team had no jet lag or after effects from their trip to Dublin last weekend where they routed Navy 50-10. ''My own eyes, talking to our players, no excuses,'' Kelly said. ''We feel great.'' After preparing for Navy's triple option offense the last two weeks, the Irish will have to adjust to a more conventional approach and a sharper passing game from Purdue. Both the Irish and the Boilermakers have quarterbacks returning from suspensions - backup Tommy Rees for Notre Dame and starter Caleb TerBush for the Boilermakers - and both are coming off easy wins. TerBush, suspended one game for violating team rules, has the nod ahead of Robert Marve, who passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns in a season-starting 48-6 rout of Eastern Kentucky. Former st...
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