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QB Golson Right Call for Irish

US Presswire

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly made the right call when he named Everett Golson the team's starting quarterback for the season opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, next Saturday.

The Fighting Irish had staged a four-player battle under center dating back to this past spring. But the magnitude of being the face of Notre Dame football made early enrollee true freshman Gunner Kiel a distant fourth in the race. And after the off-the-field incident involving incumbent Tommy Rees, this became essentially a two-horse race in preseason camp between rising sophomore Golson and junior Andrew Hendrix for the right to start against the Midshipmen.

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