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Rees Named Starting QB Against Michigan

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Tommy Rees. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tommy Rees. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has made a change and says Tommy Rees will be the starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at Michigan.

Kelly announced the decision Tuesday and said it was based on production. He benched Dayne Crist in Saturday’s lackluster 23-20 loss to South Florida in the season-opener and Rees played well in the second half.

Rees went 4-0 as a starter for the Irish last season. Kelly had picked Crist as his starter just two weeks ago.

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