Found September 09, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Good - Tommy Rees. In a nutshell he was about the only good to come out of yesterday's game for the Irish. Rees replaced beat up starter Everett Golson with less than two minutes to go and promptly led Notre Dame right down the field for a game winning field goal. Rees is now in the perfect role now as the experienced backup. He's simply not good enough or the right fit for Brian Kelly's spread offense to be the starter anymore. But he's seen a lot in his first two years and won a lot of games for Kelly. Coming off the bench for the young Golson puts Rees in the right position. It likely won't be the last time he has to come off the bench for Notre Dame this year.The Bad -  Notre Dame's offensive line. The Irish mauled Navy last week and have been optimistic about this unit with Harry Hiestand now in charge. It's supposed to be a team strength this season. But it's apparent now that the recipe for Notre Dame's opposition will be to load the bo...

Fuzz beater Tommy Rees will permanently supplant Everett Golson as the Irish’s starting quarterback before October

Replacing Everett Golson as quarterback for the final drive, junior Tommy Rees led the Irish to a 20-17 victory over Purdue University this afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound Rees completed three passes for 35 yards to … Continue reading →

Tommy Rees Comes Off Bench to Lead Walking Wounded Notre Dame to Victory Over Purdue

Whether it was due to the travel, too much hype from waxing Navy or just a regression to the mean after performing over their heads in week one, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team that took the field against Purdue on Saturday was nowhere near as sharp or as dominant. Gone was the punishing run game led by an offensive line of road graders. Notre Dame spent most of the game relying...

Notre Dame beats Purdue on late FG

Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead Notre Dame on a last-minute, winning drive Saturday as the No. 22 Irish got a 27-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza with seven seconds to go and beat Purdue 20-17. Rees, who was suspended for the opener after he was involved in a skirmish with police at a party in May, relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter. Purdue (1-1)...

Notre Dame Football Week 2 Preview: Purdue

The Notre Dame football team takes the field again this Saturday, going up against a Purdue team that is expected to make some noise in the Big 10/12 (whatever). The Fighting Irish will try to win the Shillelagh Trophy (not to be confused with the Jeweled Shillelagh given to the annual ND-USC victor) for a fifth consecutive year. Over that four year span, Notre Dame has beaten the...

Recruit Wrap: How ND Commits Fared

A look at how Notre Dame's committed players fared on the gridiron this past weekend.

Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17: Irish prevail on last second field goal

Notre Dame outlasted a ten point Purdue comeback, beating the Boilermakers 20-17 on a 27-yard field goal by Kyle Brendza with seven seconds left. The final drive for the Fighting Irish wasn't led by starter Everett Golson, but instead by Tommy Rees, who came in for the final drive. Golson fumbled late in the fourth quarter to set up Purdue's game-tying TD pass from Caleb...

Kelly Q&A: Sunday Recap

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wraps-up the Purdue contest with his weekly Sunday press conference.

Rees to the Rescue, Regardless

Notre Dame moved to 2-0 for just the 12th time in the program's last 30 seasons, and one of Saturday's heroes performed well in an unusually hostile environment.

Boos Don't Deter Rees, Irish

Notre Dame withstands wounds, self-inflicted and otherwise, in 20-17 escape.

Morning Playbook - Quarterbacks wanted in state of Indiana

The state of Indiana is under a state of quarterback emergency. The school's three BCS AQ schools all face uncertainty at the quarterback position this week following interesting in-game developments and injuries at Notre Dame, Purdue and Indiana. Does Notre Dame have a quarterback controversy or not? Head coach Brian Kelly may have created one Saturday by inserting...

Big Tentacles: Denard Robinson, Everett Golson, Wisconsin, and enough schadenfreude to go around.

Badger OL coach booted.  Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema fires his offensive line coach Mike Markuson after the Badgers' 10-7 loss to Oregon State. (ESPN) Markuson shouldn't have been hired in the first place.  Because Tom Oates said so. (The Wisconsin State Journal) No man is an island. Michigan can't depend on starting quarterback Denard Robinson...

The Hangover: Purdue

Perhaps the title of this post should be,"BRIAN KELLY TROLLS AN ENTIRE NATION." Because really, after Notre Dame's 20-17 victory over Purdue, it seems to me that there has been very little discussion about the actual game as a whole. Brian Kelly made a QB move late in a game that Notre Dame won, and then chose not to provide either quarterback to be questioned...
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