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Notre Dame announced this afternoon that Rees and Calabrese would sit out the Notre Dame-Navy game on Sept. 1 in Dublin as punishment for their May 3 arrests. Check back later for a complete story.
Statement from head coach Brian Kelly...
“Our players understand that it’s a privilege to be associated with the University of Notre Dame and its football program, but with that comes great responsibility,” Kelly said. “Carlo and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions. This conduct was inconsistent with my expectations for our football program – especially our veteran, team leaders. Carlo and Tommy will not travel with the team to Ireland and can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions.”
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should have been more in my opinion. at least 2
Good move. Wanna play, gotta pay!
Ladies and Gentleman, let me introduce you to the NEW starting QB at The University of Notre Dame... Everett Golson. Good luck young man!!!
Agreed to a point... Since both Rees and Calabrese committed different crimes or to different degrees they should pay different penalties....
Tommy- sent to the red hat crew for the season
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I'm glad BK done this. The key to this punishment I think is not letting them travel to Ireland with the team which is a once in a lifetime trip especially when BK is allowing walk ons and practice squad to travel as well. Maybe this will shut up all the negatives about BK not punishing players.
I noticed that there was nothing said about suspensions only being the Navy game. Possibly a little longer for kneeing a police officer?
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Ehh everyone is rejoicing for this but I think that this could end up being bad...what if Hendrix (let's face it, this is who the starter is unless Golson steps up since Hendrix has actual experience) throws a bunch of quick interceptions in the first half? You force Golson in there or start burning Kiel's redshirt?
Under any scenario, it'd be better to have Tommy there just in case the self-destructing ND team that we've all come to know actually shows up...just sayin'!!
Very anxious to hear Coach Kelly's responses to the media when asked why they deserved a 1 game suspension and Floyd didn't? I agree with the punishment whole heartedly but if they both got 1 game suspensions, so should have Floyd IMO. The system must be equal to all and not held to a different set of standards for superstars.
At least for one game, we will not have to watch Rees. We have seen Rees reach his ceiling, now it's time to give someone else an opportunity that has more upside. We know what we get from Rees, but not the other QB's. I'm excited and looking forward to someone stepping up and grabbing hold of this job.
I can hear it already: "Brian Kelly only suspended Rees to avoid a qb controversy" HAHAHAHA
But seriously what I can hear more is "Golson to Eifert for a Notre Dame touchdown" in that goofy way Tom Hammond does it followed by intense play examination by Mayock
Here is our quick story. We'll have more reaction on the home page later tonight.
Notre Dame announces the punishments for the two players arrested this fall.
Operative words, "attempt to climb the depth chart"
I doubt the questions get posed to Kelly re: Michael Floyd's punishment, and I'm not really sure what that line of questioning would even accomplish should a journalist attempt to go that route.
Regardless, we all want to believe in systems where all things are created and treated equally, but the fact of life is that the greater one's potential to contribute to success, whether it be in sports, business, etc., the greater the benefit of the doubt that person will receive.
Floyd was a record-setting player at Notre Dame. His value to the team and Coach Kelly was greater than a player struggling to maintain his spot in the starting rotation. Additionally, Kelly worked hard to re-recruit Floyd for his senior season, really hard. He wasn't going to work that hard and then take Floyd for a 9-game regular season. Kelly was protecting his investment.
Further, as PBeuerlein mentioned, timing was on Floyd's side. Kelly can point to a suspension of several months from team activities for Floyd. Rees and Calabrese didn't have timing on their sides getting into trouble after spring ball. Floyd was able to put together a body of good work during his time away. Rees and Calabrese haven't had that.
Other than getting into trouble, Floyd vs. Rees/Calabrese is apples and oranges.
Sorry but no it's not. He's not gonna save us if we are in that situation.
In my opinion, the real telling part of Kelly's statement is the second sentence, particularly the part that states "...can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions." Taken at face value, a reasonable person can infer that Tommy won't be getting starter reps in camp beginning on Saturday since he has zero percent chance of starting in the opener. Further, the fact that "he can attempt to climb the depth chart" lends credence to the thought that Tommy won't be handed the job immediately upon the team's return to the US.
If everything I've heard anecdotally over the summer is true, then Everett Golson will be our starting QB not only vs. Navy, but for a good long while. He has apparently put in the time in the film room this summer, and really squared away his academics.
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This always seemed to me like the most likely punishment. No suspension would be too little, and multiple games leaves open to intrepretation how many is enough/too much. The Navy game being over in Ireland made it slightly more important to miss the experience and more of a reason Rees/Carlo shouldn't be allowed to make the trip.
This makes things clear cut into camp for Golson/Hendrix to battle it out, and I hope it's what is needed for them to really focus in and prepare. I echo what NotreDomer said earlier. All the calls for "anyone but Rees" will die down quickly if Golson's snap fumbling, or Hendrix's misread interceptions rear their head and Navy gets out to a 10-0 or 14-0 lead. Hopefully having the decision behind them and the lion's share of the reps will have them ready. It starts now. Go IRISH!
I won't deny this is very interesting news. Especially as it confirms my belief that BK takes team discipline seriously.
As it looks likely EG will start, and am highly anticipating to see what he can do at game time. My one fear is that we have to undergo yet another year of a young QB "learning the ropes". Another year of "what the hell" moments, the sort of things that come from inexperience.
However, there is one thing about EG gives me hope that this won't be the case. Every now and then, there come football players that have the "execution" gene. The ability to do something as easily on the field as during practice. It's a rare ability, but some people have it.
Golson's high-school career was so prolific (came close to national HS records) with him throwing for 11,634 yards and 151 TDs. Ridiculous. More interesting is what he did his freshman year. As a true freshman, he threw for 2,765 yards with 35 TDs and 11 ints with a 62 comp percentage.
Maybe, just maybe, Golson has that rare ability. The ability to "just do it" when it counts.
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