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Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:59 am
Edited on: August 23, 2011 12:06 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Notre Dame fans have high expectations for the Irish heading into Brian Kelly's second year at the helm. They find themselves ranked in the top 20 of both major polls, with CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy and others placing them in the top 10. Among all this hype, Kelly has kept the quarterback competition open between junior Dayne Crist and sophomore Tommy Rees.

On Tuesday Kelly ended the speculation naming Crist the starting quarterback for Notre Dame's season opener against South Florida on Sept. 3. The two quarterbacks had flip-flopped reps with the first-team, and after a weekend of meeting with his staff Kelly made the call.

"Both of those young men had a great battle for that starting position, but Dayne will be our starter, and I expect him to be the starter for 13 weeks," Kelly told the media.

Crist started the 2010 season as the starting quarterback and threw for 2,033 yards and 15 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Tulsa. Rees took over as the starter against Utah and led the Irish to four straight wins to finish the season, tossing 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in those starts.
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:44 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

I've bookmarked, Dugg, and I joined the RSS subscription. Many thanks!



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

thanks for setting up an account just so you could say something ignorant about ND. you apparently need to check the strength of schedule because your obviously out of the college football loop. think before you type otherwise stick to bs ESPN and foxsports sites with that crap



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

It was the only move for Kelly to make, but an important one. I think Crist fits so well into his system. A relatively soft schedule should produce a BCS or bust type of season, but as always with the Irish it is going to come down to the defense making stops: http://midwaymadness.com/?p=3819



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:56 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

Why is Miami University in Oxford, Ohio sleazy????  Oh, you must mean University of Miami, Fla, right?  If you're going to bash a program, at least get their name correct....FAIL.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:52 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

I think it will be an interesting year for the Irish. I am one of those excited about the team and the direction it is going. It will be a good season maybe even great.
the QB's- Dayne Crist has a much better arm than Tommy Rees. In fact he has probably the best arm I have ever seen any qb from ND have in my lifetime. (about the last 40 years). He had a better arm than Claussen did. I worry about his leadership. That is the question. Does he have command of that offense?
I thought Tommy Rees had great leadership. He has a decent arm, but his will to win exceeds the physical abilities.

All I have to say really is GO IRISH!!!!



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:46 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

Too bad noone wants to write about how sleazy Notre Dame a media darling threatened and forced   little and nearly broke Cathedral High in El Paso to remove the  "Fighting Irish" as their nickname. Never mind that Cathedral had used it for 88 years, but didn't have the money for a legal fight. Very classy.
Notre Dame gets the hype and usually falls short -academically  its not even one of the best colleges in its state as Indiana and even Purdue far surpass it......



Florida State did the same to a 2A football team in georgia. A 2A school, the size of a pea. Other schools have done the same thing. I agree it is ridiculous that colleges can infinge on high schools (kind of the bully theory), however, ND is not more sleazy, just as sleazy as other schools. Even amongst Univerities, there is fignting about team names. It is a team name for crying out loud.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:42 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

Never mind FSU did the same thing to a school in georgia....




Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:03 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

This is good news. Reese has the composure and someday lead the time again. But in my opinion you can never lose your job because of an injury (unless you're Drew Bledsoe) and the senior starts over the sophomore always



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:01 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

Montana can come out of retirement and beat Michigan. They're yesterdays news and this is 2011.


BACK TO BACK IN OUR WORST!




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 8:49 am
 

Brian Kelly names Dayne Crist starting QB

This certainly should make the Irish fans more comfortable and more confident. Can't wait for the 17th to roll around. Should be a classic game.


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