Now we know what life without Rees would look like. Rees now has 2 wins over USC for his career. So with Rees out, Hendrix finally gets his chance – did not turn out well for him. If only he completed one pass maybe he would have gained confidence but as things now stand, Kelly may be forced to go with Zaire – if he can figure out the playbook. If you fast forward to 2014, Golson coming back is no sure thing and Rees will be gone – so you have to go to Zaire.
Where did Kelly get the rep that he was a developer of QB’s – don’t know but he sure hasn’t done the job at ND. He had a good shot of getting Maty Mauk, who fits his style perfectly. Mauk, a red shirt freshman got his first start for Missouri and beat Florida yesterday 36-17 passing for 295 yards. I think Kelly leaves ND if he gets any kind of good offer to any Pro Team. He may as well strike while he has some kind of stature. All he has to do is look at the team and visualize who won’t be there next year. If he stays, he should drop Chuck Martin and get a highly respected QB coach.
Well, a win is a win and there was outstanding effort by everyone on this team. Tuitt gets the game ball and Cam McDaniel showed some great moves. But no doubt at all that for this team Rees is a priceless commodity. From here on out they MUST keep a back in for extra protection – simply can’t have Rees out of the game.
Like to thank USC with a game ball for all the penalties and missed field goals.
Here’s a clip of the game’s highlights: