Tommy Rees, seen here in 2011, was named Notre Dame’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season by Brian Kelly. (Leader photo/File)
Tommy Rees, seen here in 2011, was named Notre Dame’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season by Brian Kelly. (Leader photo/File)

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Kelly confirms Rees will be Irish starter

Published 1:21pm Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tommy Rees will be the starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this fall according to Irish coach Brian Kelly.

Kelly and his wife Paqui were being honored with a Grand Valley State Leadership Award Wednesday night when a reporter for the Grand Rapids Press asked him about his quarterback situation.

Kelly told the reporter that with Everett Golson gone due to academic suspension, that Rees would be his starter. He said that Andrew Hendrix and Malik Zaire would contribute, but Rees would definitely be the starter.

Notre Dame will open its season Aug. 31 against Temple.

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