In the annual spring football game this Saturday, Notre Dame was able to showcase it’s football talent to the over 30,000 in attendance. Brian Kelly has said on numerous occasions that the battle for the starting quarterback spot would be decided after the summer, but after watching the game, it appears that it has become a three horse race between returning starter Tommy Rees, last season’s surprise talent Andrew Hendrix, and the electrifying redshirt freshman Everett Golson, with early enrollee Gunner Kiel falling behind due to his inability to get a grasp on the offense in such a short amount of time. These names are no surprise for Notre Dame fans, but most are clamoring for a change from last year, where the Irish offense couldn’t seem to get going behind the unsteady and immobile Rees, and even when it did get going, it seemed to be brief and end in a turnover. Kelly is looking for more consistency from his quarterback, as well as fewer turnovers and quicker, smarter decision making.
Even though no decision will be made until the fall, Everett Golson seemingly took the lead for the starting spot with his impressive performance Saturday. He went 11-15 for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns, in addition to 25 yards on the ground. He certainly brings a dynamic and mobile presence to the Notre Dame quarterback position that hasn’t existed in years.