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Knee injury sidelines Notre Dame's Zorich

Notre Dame nose tackle Chris Zorich injured his right knee against Pittsburgh and could miss the rest of the season. Zorich, a 1989 All-American, suffered a partial dislocation of the right kneecap Saturday during the third quarter of No. 2 Notre Dame's 31-22 victory. The kneecap slipped back into place but left the knee sore and swollen.

Zorich is undergoing daily ice treatments to relieve the swelling. He will not practice this week or travel with the team for Saturday's game against Navy.

Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz said on his weekly television show that Zorich might have to sit out the remaining three games as well, including a Nov. 10 road game against No. 11 Tennessee.

Spurrier says Gators healthy for Auburn

GAINESVILLE _ After a week off, Florida coach Steve Spurrier said his team is physically ready to take on the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers (5-0-1, 2-0-1 in the SEC) Saturday.

"We're very healthy going into the eighth game of the year, so we have no excuses if we don't play well," Spurrier said of his Gators (6-1, 3-1). "We feel like we can play well, based on what we've done in our home games this year.

"Auburn has outstanding players; they were the preseason choice to win the SEC. It should be a heck of a game. If we're going to have a chance, we have to play a good game."

Around the nation

Florida State: The Seminoles will be missing at least two players when they take on South Carolina on Saturday. Junior offensive tackle Kevin Mancini is out with a sprained ankle, and sophomore defensive lineman Deondri Clark is out with the flu.

Orange Bowl: Tom Landry, Rich Glover and Tommy Casanova have been chosen for induction into the Orange Bowl Hall of Honor, officials announced Tuesday.

Central Florida: UCF receiver Ted Coltrain returned to practice Tuesday, one month after suffering fractured vertebrae in his neck.

_ Times correspondents Ron Kaspriske and Jerry Kutz contributed to this report.