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09:24 AM ET 10.21 | For the fourth time this season, Tommy Rees won a game for the Irish. This time the junior piloted the offense basically from start to finish in a 17-14 win over BYU, subbing in as Everett Golson continued to work back from a concussion suffered against Stanford a week earlier. And he has worked back. "Health and safety" reasons kept Golson out of the BYU game, but Rees will give way again for the titanic Oklahoma showdown next Saturday. "He wanted to play," Brian Kelly said of Golson. "I just felt like where we were, and my evaluation cumulatively, I felt like this was the best thing to do. He was supportive. He was great on the sideline. He wanted to get in there as well. "We feel like we've got a kid now that's 100 percent ready to go for Oklahoma."

Chicago Tribune

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October 21, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Do You Get To Finish, Bro?

October 21, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Van, if it's written in T&R, then it's official. Rest Easy.

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October 21, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Not sure it will matter much which QB is running the show next week. OU at OU is loads better than Stanford or BYU...

October 21, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Like I said elsewhere... Rees had 1 completion after the first quarter. He finished 7-16. The offense looked like it didlast year. Flat. Not dynamic. That is why we keep going back to Golson.

I really didn't see any difference in ND's offense yesterday than I did when they played Stanford. IMO they will have a hard time beating the Sooners in Norman.

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October 21, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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I really didn't see any difference in ND's offense yesterday than I did when they played Stanford. IMO they will have a hard time beating the Sooners in Norman.

+1. It's a tough test. King Kong of the Big 12 and all that. Sooners have been munching on cream puffs - let's see if the Irish have the ability to serve 'em broken glass.

October 21, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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+1. It's a tough test. King Kong of the Big 12 and all that. Sooners have been munching on cream puffs - let's see if the Irish have the ability to serve 'em broken glass.

Yeah, I just think that Notre Dame will have a hard time making that trip to Norman and let's not forget that the Irish haven't been away from home for over a month.

October 21, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Our pass rush vs Oklahoma's offensive line.

piratey, good point, but I think the difference will be the Notre Dame's offense, they have to control the ball and the clock.

October 21, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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Difference was Stanford was in a monsoon. BYU was the 5th ranked defense but no doubt that Stanford was a better defense. We almost got caught looking ahead.We had 260+ yards rushing...2 misssed FG. A BYU TD that wasn't. Tommy Rees playing like trash 3/4 of the game.It had all the makings of a classic trap game, we pulled out a win despite being flat. I'll take it

Good point and it's really hard to trash an unbeaten team.

October 21, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Yeah, I just think that Notre Dame will have a hard time making that trip to Norman and let's not forget that the Irish haven't been away from home for over a month.

As far as the trip goes, they got Google Maps now so I think they' be fine.

Yeah, that fashion show in Chicago counts as a home game so they ain't felt the love of an unsympathetic crowd since East Lansing.

2 months ago, I wouldn't give a snowball's chance in h3!!. Now, it's a tough test but let's see what happens. Besides, Jabba the Hutt softened the Sooners up real good last night with a steady diet of schematic advantage.

October 21, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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As far as the trip goes, they got Google Maps now so I think they' be fine.Yeah, that fashion show in Chicago counts as a home game so they ain't felt the love of an unsympathetic crowd since East Lansing.2 months ago, I wouldn't give a snowball's chance in h3!!. Now, it's a tough test but let's see what happens. Besides, Jabba the Hutt softened the Sooners up real good last night with a steady diet of schematic advantage.

And besides, it ain't like they're going to the Swamp to meet the Gators. Hats off to Florida and K-State for yesterday's efforts.

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October 21, 2012  11:34 AM ET

7-0 and i believe we can and will defeat the Sooners. I will even go further and say the Trojans will be faced with an undefeated number 1 ranked Irish team at the Coliseum.
GO IRISH!!! THIS IS THE YEAR!!!

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October 21, 2012  11:48 AM ET

at Oklahoma..
Pittsburgh..
at Boston College..
Wake Forest..
at USC..

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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