Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/20/13
It appeared there was a major price to pay for Notre Dame football yesterday. Saturday’s 14-10 win over a middling mediocre USC Trojans team came with a serious price, as both the best offensive player on the Notre Dame football team, and one of their better defenders left with injuries. Both QB Tommy Rees and DT Louis Nix let with the game. Tommy Rees has a neck strain, but is designated day-to-day. He could practice Tuesday and perhaps start versus Air Force on Saturday. So no biggee there. “We’re expecting that he can,” ND Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday on a teleconference with the media. Kelly said that Rees will need to gets reps with the ones if he is to get the starting not over Andrew Hendrix. “I would say that he’s got to have at least a couple practice days where he’s leading the offense.” The Hendrix Experience was…well a pretty poor experience for Notre Dame football fans as the Fighting Irish managed just 25 yards of offense during the portion of the game in which Hendrix led the offense. So what about Louis Nix? Irish Chocolate left the game with a shoulder injury yesterday. However, he did return. “I’m good. I’m Louis Nix,” said postgame. “There’s no melting this chocolate.” So there you have it Notre Dame football fans. Nix is good, but he’s also one of the more overrated players in college football. Part of it is because he’s a Notre Dame football player. Part of it is he’s a great soundbite, in a world in which 99% of the players are terrible soundbites. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a regular analyst on news talk radio stations across the world; with weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS The post Notre Dame football injury updates: Tommy Rees, Louis Nix appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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