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Published: Monday, 9/26/2011

Kelly says Irish are sticking with Rees

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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) plays in the NCAA football game between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) plays in the NCAA football game between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.
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Tommy Rees’ uneven play was on full display in Notre Dame’s latest victory at Pittsburgh. The sophomore quarterback had two more turnovers in the first half — a fumble and an interception — and then was a perfect 8-for-8 passing in a game-winning drive.

Coach Brian Kelly said there’s no talk whatsoever about getting other quarterbacks into the games — whether for mop-up duty or for a change of pace. The Irish have evened their record at 2-2 headed into this Saturday’s game at Purdue.

“Tommy is 6-1 as a starter. You know, he’s led two very huge drives for us late in the game against Michigan and of course against Pittsburgh,” Kelly said Sunday.

“He’s obviously not a finished product; nobody is. He’ll continue to get better and better.”



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