Kelly: Crist, Rees neck-and-neck for Irish QB job



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says after one week of preseason camp he’s still in the process of deciding on his starting quarterback.

Kelly says it’s a two-man competition between Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees. And right now it’s too close to call. It started off as a four-man derby with Andrew Hendrix and freshman Everett Golson also in the mix, but Kelly said Saturday it was too difficult to get practice repetitions for all four.

Earlier, the coach had said he’d probably pick the starter after 19 practices, which would fall around the third week of August.

Kelly also said Saturday that he expected the Irish to play between six and 10 freshmen this season, mostly on special teams.