Golson's concussion could open door for Andrew Hendrix
With Everett Golson out of Tuesday's practice, and his status going forward dependent on whether or not he passes a cognitive test today (he failed Monday), Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that Tommy Rees would get about 60 percent of the snaps in practice, with Andrew Hendrix getting 40 percent.
Kelly was quite confident that Golson -- whom he said is no longer symptomatic -- would be good to go for Saturday's BYU game. That said, on the off chance Golson has a setback and is unable to play, Rees is likely to get the start. But Hendrix would be poised to see some time under center, too, to give the Irish that running threat that Golson brings.
"We are going to get three quarterbacks ready," Kelly said. "But we already know what Tommy is capable of doing. We know he just needs to clean up on some of the finer details. Andrew hasn't gotten a ton of work, and if Everett can't go till Thursday, then maybe we have to bring it down a little bit. But wh ave to make sure that you have to defend a running quarterback that can run. That's going to be part of the game plan."
Hendrix has not played since mop-up duty in the opener against Navy in Dublin on Sept. 1. He was 4-of-5 for 53 yards, and ran six times for 20 yards. He appeared in five games last season, most notably a start against Stanford in the season finale, in which he was 11-of-24 for 192 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for 111 yards on six carries -- including a 78-yard touchdown run -- in his debut against Air Force.
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