With Tommy Rees staying in the United States while Notre Dame heads to Ireland for the season-opening game against Navy, the Irish quarterback job was up for grabs.
Primarily, it’s been a two-way battle between sophomore Everett Golson and junior Andrew Hendrix with Golston being the presumed favorite. On Thursday, coach Brian Kelly (pictured) finally made the announcement that’s been expected since Rees’ suspension.
Indeed, Golson will be the starter against the Midshipmen. Earlier Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported that Golson would be the first-string quarterback.
Clearly. Kelly’s been raving about Golson all offseason despite the fact that the South Carolina native is by far the smallest in size compared to the other signal callers in the group. Golson also did not see any action last season.
If Golson plays well against Navy, he’ll probably have a good chance of securing the starting job going forward. At the very least, it’ll be Rees who has to prove he deserves the job to Kelly again.