Tommy Rees Named Starting Notre Dame Quarterback

By Vico on June 8, 2013 at 12:15p

Tommy Rees, losing track of a football.

Kelly also talked Fighting Irish football Wednesday, including the Notre Dame quarterback situation. Kelly said Tommy Rees will be his quarterback this fall after starting quarterback Everett Golson left Notre Dame due to academic infractions.

“We always move forward,” Kelly said. “I don’t live in the past, and I don’t spend too much time in the future. I live in the present, and in the present, we have Tommy Rees. We have Tommy Rees, who is an established player, and he will be our starter. We think Andrew Hendrix and Malik Zaire can contribute, but Tommy will be our starter.”

Tommy Rees was the starter in 2011 before conceding the starting job to the since-departed Everett Golson for the 2012 season. Rees was 269/411 for 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns in his full year as a starter. It is probably the 14 interceptions that best characterize Rees' 2011 campaign, which punctuated losses to South Florida and Michigan in particular.

Notre Dame finished 2011 with an 8-5 record with additional losses to USC, Stanford, and a bowl game loss to Florida State.


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AndyVance's picture

Well, this should be a fun implosion to watch...

Maffro's picture
Dr. House's picture

well that season they had last year is once in a life time. its going to be fun to see the implosion on the domer boards during the season

cajunbuckeye's picture

When it comes to Rees, a picture's worth a thousand words

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Probably the best choice for ND to start with Rees as he did some good things for them coming off the bench at times.  Obviously they need to develop and maintain a signal caller for the future.  Will be interesting to see how that goes.  I think they will be hard pressed to have a season like last year, but ND has been recruiting pretty well as of late.  Will always root for my Buckeyes in this area, but will keep an eye on ND to see what they do. 
Go Bucks!