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Notre Dame Vs. Purdue: Irish Remain Undecided On Backup Quarterback

When the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team hosts the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, nobody will quite know whether Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix is the primary backup quarterback behind Everett Golson. When asked point blank by reporters about who will be the No. 2 QB, head coach Brian Kelly dodged the question and left some doubt as to the order of the depth chart: "No we don't [have a clear No. 2]. Both those guys are ready, you know, to play." He did go on to break down a bit of Tommy Rees' game, however (quotes via the Chicago Tribune):

"I just think he continues to get btter in ball positioning and ball placement and putting it away from defenders," Kelly said. "He still has room to work on a couple things mechanically. He's got a low arm slot and sometimes the ball comes out in an area I don't want it. So we're working mechanics, because he's got the mental end of it down."

Hopefully the Irish won't have to reveal their plan for the No. 2 QB on Saturday. That would be the ideal outcome, barring a blowout situation.

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