Well, we're a little bit closer to finding out who the Week 1 starting quarterback will be for Notre Dame, amid an insane four-way player competition.
According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, junior Tommy Rees has been suspended for the season-opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.
Rees was arrested in early May on four misdemeanor accounts, including resisting law enforcement and one count each of battery and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
“Our players understand that it’s a privilege to be associated with the University of Notre Dame and its football program, but with that comes great responsibility,” coach Brian Kelly said. “Carlo (Calabrese) and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions. This conduct was inconsistent with my expectations for our football program—especially our veteran, team leaders.
“Carlo and Tommy will not travel with the team to Ireland and can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions.”
Rees was the starting quarterback last season, but struggled to hold onto the ball in many pivotal game situations. He threw for 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns, but gave up 14 interceptions and was downright awful in the red zone.
Sophomore Everett Golson and junior Andrew Hendrix will continue to battle for depth chart positioning, with freshman Gunner Kiel still in the mix.
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