Potential Notre Dame Starting QB Tommy Rees Grew up a Northwestern Fan

The #1 storyline surrounding Notre Dame football this preseason is who will be the #1 quarterback, as senior Dayne Crist battles sophomore Tommy Rees for the coveted QB1 gig.

Crist opened 2010 as the starter, but went down in midseason with injury. Rees took over and finished the season 4-0, leading to the QB controversy we have today. Crist is bigger and taller, with a better down field ball. And he’s slightly more mobile. But Rees had a better passer rating, and he’s more accurate and superior in the short-range passing game.

Rees grew up in Lake Forest, a Chicago suburb; but he did not grow up root for ND, Chicago’s most popular college football team.

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