Found July 05, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
As if being shellacked by Alabama in the BCS National Championship game, finding out the made-for-TV love story of linebacker Manti Teo was the product of the imagination of an online prankster, and nearly losing their head coach Brian Kelly to the NFL wasn’t enough, Irish fans were blindsided by the news of the dismissal of starting quarterback Everett Golson.The 2013 calendar year has been unlucky thus far for Irish fans, but for those feeling as if a dark cloud will hang over South Bend for the rest of 2013, this article is for you. While the dismissal of Golson is certainly unfortunate for Brian Kelly’s squad, it by no means takes the Irish off the short-list of national title contenders. A careful comparison between the two quarterbacks, a look at the fortunate timing of Golson’s dismissal, and Notre Dame’s schedule shows Rees to be more than capable of leading the Irish in 2013. Here are a few of the things that will hopefully quell the minds of the Irish faithful who feel tha...

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