Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/10/12

It’s a four way battle to start at quarterback in Notre Dame, perhaps the most high profile position in all of college sports. But after upon further inspection, it’s most likely a two way competition this college football season.

Last year’s starter Tommy Rees had the inside track to regain the position this year, but all the charges he’s facing means he’s fallen down the depth chart.
Discipline problems like these are hard to ignore, and that will open up the door for the more inexperienced signal callers.

Everett Golson is perhaps the QB of the future, and the future could be this fall.

Golson was the talk of the spring game, as he turned in the best performance of the four quarterbacks, going 11-for-15 passing for 120 yards and two touchdowns.


“I definitely think they have an idea of what my strengths and what my weaknesses are, but we have a long ways to go this offseason,” Golson said following the Blue-Gold game.

Brian Kelly quote, described Golson and tailback George Atkinson III as exciting players to watch, but they also give the coach a heart attack because of the way things can go. Atkinson was the other big star of the spring intrasquad scrimmage, rushing for over 100 yards by halftime.

“You never know how plays are going to go with me and George, and that’s because we’re just not consistent. One play is a good play, the other is a fumble or a turnover,” he said.

Turnovers are exactly NOT what the ND coaching staff, teammates and fans are looking for in their QB. They had plenty of that last season. Whoever wins the gig will be probably be the one who protects and takes care of the football.

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