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08:17 AM ET 10.15 | Notre Dame may be riding high, but it's not as if the Irish are without question marks heading into the season's second half. Will Irish coach Brian Kelly change Notre Dame's quarterback dynamic this week in light of another strong relief appearance by junior Tommy Rees? Not if sophomore Everett Golson is healthy. Kelly revealed Sunday that Golson did suffer a concussion on helmet-to-helmet contact Saturday with 3:24 left in regulation in Notre Dame's 20-13 overtime win over Stanford, but that his No. 1 option is expected back in practice early in the week. "He's going through the steps, the protocol that we have," Kelly said. "He was still a bit symptomatic today, so he'll go through his cognitive testing (Monday)."

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October 15, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Rees did get the job done when he replaced Golson. IMO, if Golson "didn't" get hurt, Stanford wins the game!!!

October 15, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Its like musical chairs at ND.......but the Golson dude at much of a QB, and now Rees.......chuckle,chuckle.

October 15, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Will one of you geniuses 'splain this to me?

Stanford goes to ND and loses in OT on a close call...so these two teams are pretty even from the head to head game just played...and one would assume they would split 10 games with 5 wins each.

How are they 17 spots difference in the AP poll?

I'm guessing head to head games don't mean <hit.

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October 15, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Well that and if the refs didn't blow the call.

Call not blown; left elbow down before ball hit the goal line.

October 15, 2012  08:53 AM ET

If Rees is named starter, Van and Piratey are going to have a field day yelling about it!!!!!!

October 15, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Will one of you geniuses 'splain this to me? Stanford goes to ND and loses in OT on a close call...so these two teams are pretty even from the head to head game just played...and one would assume they would split 10 games with 5 wins each. How are they 17 spots difference in the AP poll?I'm guessing head to head games don't mean <hit.

Difference is that ND has not lost a game. If/when the do they will fall in the rankings as all the one loss teams have done.
Agree that Stanford deserves more respect; after all, they did humiliate USC!

October 15, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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Rees did get the job done when he replaced Golson. IMO, if Golson "didn't" get hurt, Stanford wins the game!!!

Very likely.
I like Golson's athleticism; he has a lot of upside if his game presence improves.
Rees, however, shows a lot of game presence, even though his athletic skills are not up to Golson's.
Brian Kelly and his staff probably spend a lot of time worrying about these issues.

October 15, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Difference is that ND has not lost a game. If/when the do they will fall in the rankings as all the one loss teams have done.Agree that Stanford deserves more respect; after all, they did humiliate USC!

I understand the "no loss" issue but they just played head to head and ND is only ever so slightly better. A few inches in OT better...not 17 rating spots.

Polls are hogwash.

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October 15, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Will one of you geniuses 'splain this to me? Stanford goes to ND and loses in OT on a close call...so these two teams are pretty even from the head to head game just played...and one would assume they would split 10 games with 5 wins each. How are they 17 spots difference in the AP poll?I'm guessing head to head games don't mean <hit.

LOL, DC, I was thinking exactly the same thing!!! I know I'm an 12 PAC homer, but come on, If anyone watched the "whole" Stanford and Notre Dame game they would have see that, that game could have went either way. Like I said yesterday, as an 12 PAC fan, I was very proud of Stanford, as they went to South Bend and played ND to the finish on the road!!!!!

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October 15, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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A few inches in OT better...

Well, that and Stanford better hope they get to recover a ND fumble in the endzone every game.

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October 15, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Stanford is the highest rated 2 loss team... They deserve to be where they at...

Yeah, I have to agree!!!! Stanford lost to Washington; therefore they shouldn't have any complaints. Both Stanford and ND need to have better QB play to really advance this year. IMO, I don't think ND's defense will be undefeated this year. I think once they face a good passing attack (Jones or Barkley) they will be exposed.

October 15, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Well that and if the refs didn't blow the call.

Yeah, but like I said yesterday, I don't like to make excuses. Notre Dame won and it's time to move on in regards to that last call.

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October 15, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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ND is legit as any of the other teams..

I agree, but I also agree with DC. I just don't think that ND is all that much better than Stanford.

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