Notre Dame Football: 5 Position Battles To Watch During Fall Camp

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Apr 12, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) runs with the ball to score a touchdown in the second quarter of the Blue-Gold game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

1. Everett Golson vs. Malik Zaire

The position battle at Quarterback may be the biggest smoke and mirrors battle on the team. It is hard to imagine Everett Golson not taking the field for Notre Dame on August 30th.

Everett Golson’s story is well-documented. Golson was suspended for the 2013 season after “poor academic judgment”. He worked with George Whitfield in California during his time off. Of course, Golson led the Irish to an undefeated regular season in 2012. That experience for a Quarterback is invaluable.

Malik Zaire is riding the high of an excellent Blue-Gold game where he outplayed his counterpart Golson. Zaire redshirted his first season at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly insists that there is a competition between the two players. Whether it is real or contrived, fans and on-lookers will never know. Golson should give Kelly everything he wants in a Quarterback: passing, running and experience. Why would he make any other decision?