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Former 'Irish' QB to play for Hoosiers

Sophomore LoVecchio decides on IU, will have two years of eligibility

Matt LoVecchio, a sophomore quarterback from Notre Dame, will transfer to IU next year.\n"After visiting a few schools and weighing the pros and cons at each situation, I found IU to be the best school for me," LoVecchio said.\nUnder the NCAA transfer rules, LoVecchio will have to sit out one year in order to receive full-eligibility for his two remaining years.\n"I have to use (my year off) to my advantage to get accustomed to the environment and to the coaches," LoVecchio said.\nThe standout player left Notre Dame in May, but did not say where he was going to transfer at the time or why he left. \nLoVecchio played two years at Notre Dame and won the starting quarterback position in the eighth to last game of the 2000 season. He led the Irish to seven consecutive wins to close out their regular season in 2000 and also started in the 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon State. He then returned as the starter in 2001 and traded starting positions with Carlyle Holiday throughout the season.\nLoVecchio said he is excited to play under Coach DiNardo.\n"Sitting down with the coaches and staff, I felt comfortable and I'm just excited with the opportunity," he said.

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