Irish starting QB vs. BYU will be game time decision

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he wants to monitor Everett Golson's recovery from a concussion for another 48 hours before deciding who will start at quarterback against Brigham Young on Saturday.

Golson was cleared to practice Wednesday after sustaining a helmet-to-helmet hit against Stanford. Kelly says Golson is getting better, but he wants to see how he does at practice Friday and before the game Saturday. He says either Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix could start in Golson's place.

Kelly made it clear Thursday that Golson is his long-term starter and that the gametime decision has not nothing to do with performance. It's all about health.

Golson has struggled at times for the fifth-ranked Irish (6-0), but Kelly says he is making progress. Kelly says Golson had his best four plays against Stanford just before he was hurt. Tommy Rees has finished the game at quarterback in three of Notre Dame's victories.

Hendrix comes into the mix because Kelly wants to have a running threat at quarterback which Rees is not. Hendrix has not played much this season but was that alternate threat at the end of last season when Rees was the starter.

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