"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Another year, another starting QB for Notre Dame.
I wonder if he will turn green instead of purple in Dublin when he gets angry? Can't wait to see it :)
Since Quinn and Clausen left, the QB situation in ND has been real bad. Not sure if they'll find their man for quite a while either. Although, it can't be the most fun time in the world getting screamed at every play by Brian Kelly, so I almost have sympathy for their QBs. Almost..
How can you feel sorry for them? They knew full well what BK was like on the sideline. If they didn't, then they didn't do much "homework" on their future Head Coach.
I don't think it's been that bad. They've had Crist, Rees, Hendrix and now Gholston. All of them were at least highly-regarded as recruits. I just think Kelly's handled the position poorly, hurting their confidence with his quick hook.
Even when Quinn and Clausen were there, the QB situation was real bad. It has just gotten worse since they left. /s
But this time, he's the one to actually lead them to the promised land. I'm serious this time.
he's a redshirt freshman, athletically at least. You know, since there is no redshirt season in acadamia...
It's just saying that he's starting the opener, correct?
This is a permanent change, barring poor performance.
ND is really excited about this kid. He's a good fit for the spread, has an absolute cannon and can run, as well. As a four year starter in high school, he put up ludicrous stats (11,000+ yards, 151 TDs and just 26 INTs) in a spread offense. But yet again, this is Notre Dame we're talking about, so...
Kelly is an excellent coach, and they have a ton of talent, so I won't be surprised if they are really good this year.
What makes you so sure it's a permanent change, rather than a make-do while Rees sits out? I haven't heard BK say that.
From a coaching standpoint, BTW, a back-up test-drive can be a blessing in disguise. You need more than one QB with game experience. Now BK gets that without enduring a QB controversy. I think M would be wise to give Gardner or Bellomy some meaningful experience against the Akrons and CMUs of the world. But they'll never get that experience (unless, god forbid, Denard gets hurt).
I totally read that as a BK Finest reference.
Quote from Kelly today: "We would not name (Golson) the starter unless we felt this was the next step toward moving our program forward."
Yeah, but at halftime of the first game he will be quoted as saying "We would not have replaced Golson with Hendrix, then put Golson back in, then taken Golson back out and put Rees in while yelling at Golson, then said 'eff it' and inserted Theo Riddick at QB, unless we felt this was the next step in moving our program forward."
If they were any better, they'd go plaid, right?
Having a steady performer under center would cure a lot of the recent problems in South Bend. So I'm hoping that doesn't happen.
Sounds a lot like RR except RR didn't kill an A/V intern by forcing him up a crane on a windy day and cover up a rape causing the victim to kill herself. I bet Kelly gets 5 years though.
How about we move on already. Rich Rod has.
I'd forgotten why Rees was suspended until EDSBS reminded me.
At 210 pounds, 12 pints of Old Style will put Rees well into the "somewhat impaired" zone. He will slur his speech. His reaction time will slow to levels comparable to that of a tree sloth or John Brantley. He may begin telling women how sweaty they look.
I thought Hendrix was the guy for real this time?
He was. Until, you know, he played in a game.
I've always wondered why Notre Dame has cornered the market on "Figthing [Insert Ethnicity]."
Why no Winnipisakee Fighting British? Or Alpena Fighting French? Dearborn Heights Mighty Muslims? Littly Italy Angry Italians? Royal Oak Powerful Polish? Vulgar Bulgarians? Awesome Australians?
Not fair that Notre Dame was able to grandfather in before the American pc brigade arrived.
MGoBlog Belligerent Bolivians
Ragin' and Runnin' are still permissible, OTOH.
I guess he still hasn't found his Tony Pike.
Starter will be Golson. Until halftime, then Hendrix will start the second half.
Do they not have play clocks in Ireland or something?
This is probably in BK's best interest to do, even if Rees wasn't suspended. I mean yeah, Rees has the game experience, but there's nothing overly special about him. Might as well start playing someone who better fits your system, especially after year three.
Don't be surprised if ND gets upset by Purdue in week 2. That Ireland trip is going to catch up to them the next week.
They're doing that without a bye week afterward? Yikes, that's terrible.
Rough schedule for a freshman QB, that's for sure.
Joe Montana's son?
He transferred to, I'm not kidding, Montana.
At least he matched his dad's record of having an 0-1 record against Michigan before leaving Notre Dame.
He transferred. Can't remember where.
You play Notre Dame in week four.
Maybe it has to do with the punctuation?
Purdue will upset them and we will do what we do best in week 2. Beat the Irish...not afraid of ND.
Purdue will upset [ND] and we will do what we do best in week 2 [beat Air Force]. Beat the Irish[!] not afraid of ND.
After getting killed 2 years by drob. They wanted their version of Denard Robinson.