Kelly hopes to choose QB 10 days before opener



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he plans to choose a starting quarterback by the third week of August so the Irish will have the final 10 days to two weeks to prepare for the Sept. 3 season opener against South Florida.

His quarterback derby when fall camp opens Saturday will include Dayne Crist, the starter last season until he suffered a knee injury and needed surgery for the second straight year; Tommy Rees, who started the final four games, all victories; second-year player Andrew Hendrix; and freshman Everett Golson.

Kelly went 8-5 a year ago during a tumultuous first year that saw a student videographer die after the tower from which he was filming practice fell over in high winds.