#4 Stanford Crushes #22 Notre Dame: (Andrew) Luck of the non-Irish

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Two years ago Toby Gerhart, now with the Minnesota Vikings then with the Stanford Cardinal, ran for over 200 yards on Notre Dame. The performance moved him up the Heisman Trophy pecking order, and he lost (by the slimmest margin of all time) to current member of the New Orleans Saints then member of the Alabama Crimson Tide Mark Ingram.

Tonight Andrew Luck, the mortal lock to the be the #1 pick in the NFL Draft in April intended to stake his claim for the most prestigious trophy in college football by exploiting the Fighting Irish. But there was no luck of the Irish. And it actually wasn’t luck of the Cardinal either. It was skill and talent of the Cardinal: Luck, Colby Fleener, Stepfan Taylor etc.

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Will QB Tommy Rees be the man for Notre Dame?

It appears we won’t know until tomorrow who will start at quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ND Coach Brian Kelly said yesterday:

“We’re evaluating that right now. We’ve just finished grading all the film. We’ll meet here about four to start to discuss things relative to personnel and then whatever decision we make, we’ll talk to the quarterbacks involved and then get rolling again on Monday with the decision as to how we go.”

Given how close the QB derby was this preseason, and how much Tommy Rees out-performed Dayne Crist on Saturday, most college football people expect Rees to get the nod.

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