It's hard to blame anybody who might be confused about Notre Dame's quarterback situation. While Everett Golson has started all four of Notre Dame's victories this season, it was Tommy Rees coming off the bench to lead the Irish on a game-winning drive to beat Purdue, and it was Rees again coming off the bench against
So when Brian Kelly doesn't seem afraid to pull the trigger on his quarterback during a game, it's only natural to wonder when or if he's going to make the change before a game. Well, you can stop wondering. Kelly says there won't be any changes to Notre Dame's quarterback depth chart.
"Everett will start in Week 5, and we expect him to start in Week 6 and 7 and 8, and 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13," Kelly told the Chicago Tribune. "He is getting better. There's so much development that's takng place that's not on Saturdays. He's learning how to practice and communicate, he's getting other guys lined up.
"He couldn't line up under the center when we first got here. It's coming. We're just not a finished product yet. And I got a guy in Tommy Rees that's a guy that can come in and help us while we go through this process of learning. And I'm comfortable with it. I guess that's all I really could say. But, yes, Everett will start."
Which is all good, but it's much easier to be comfortable with a two quarterback system while you're winning, and thanks to a Notre Dame defense that has played phenomenally, the Irish are winning.
But what happens if the Irish lose a game?
Considering how quick Kelly was with the hook on Dayne Crist in 2011; it's not insane to think he'd replace Golson for Rees. Golson might be Notre Dame's quarterback of the future, but if he's screwing up the present, a change might be made.