Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly opened up to the media Tuesday about his now absent Quarterback Everett Golson. The takeaway from the press conference was that Kelly was disappointed that Golson committed these offenses. However, the 4th-year Notre Dame coach was pleased with how the young Quarterback took accountability for his actions.
“It’s like being a dad,” Kelly said. “You’re disappointed, but you know these things happen. You want your players to be accountable. There’s a big sense of pride knowing that Everett handled himself in the right way. He took full accountability and responsibility. He’s going to do everything in his power to get himself back here at Notre Dame.”
Kelly was confident that Golson would do what he needed to go to get back in the good graces of the University of Notre Dame. However, this would be in January 2014 at the earliest. Of course, this leaves Notre Dame without a starter for the 2013 campaign. Kelly spoke to this issue during the teleconference.
Kelly stated to the media that “(Rees, Hendrix, Zaire) will all have an opportunity to compete to be the starter.” This is probably more talk than anything. Many fans expect Rees to be the starter when Notre Dame takes the field against Temple.
And there is a lot of evidence to suggest that he should. For all that he cannot do, Rees has played in 33 games. If Rees can take care of the football and the Irish can play solid defense, Notre Dame has a chance to make a BCS game this season.