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QB competition too close to call

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The competition between Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees to be the starting quarterback at Notre Dame is too close to call after the first nine practices, coach Brian Kelly said. 

"It's very, very competitive between Dane and Tommy," Kelly said Saturday. "It's too close to call at this point, which is what we thought. Both have done very, very good things."

Sophomore Andrew Hendrix and freshman Everett Golson are competing for the third spot. While Crist and Rees are clearly the Nos. 1 and 2, the youngsters might see playing time in packages that highlight their athleticism. 

"Today, Tommy got a lot of the first-team reps," Kelly said. "Dayne has got most of the first-team reps. We wanted to give a balanced representation. It's still a battle between those two, not that Everett and Andrew haven't made progress. They just haven't got as much work. I can't get all four of them the same amount of reps. 

"The quarterback battle is between Crist and Rees and the two young guys continue to make progress in the limited reps they get."

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