Analysis: How ready is Notre Dame to compete with college football's elite?
Are the Fighting Irish improving under Brian Kelly? What will the offense look like under Tommy Rees? And will Ian Book evolve in Year 3 as starter?If the 2019 national runners-up can make it all the way to Nov. 7 still wearing that No. 1 tag — and there’s a good chance they will have played all unranked teams to that point — the Tigers will arrive at Notre Dame Stadium that day as just the second top 10 team and first top-ranked squad to face the Irish at home in the Brian Kelly Era (2010-present).
Thomas Kevin Rees (born May 22, 1992) is an American football coach and former player. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish .
Over the last three years Notre Dame had its best three- year stretch of offense during the Brian Kelly era, and the recruiting on that side of the ball Sources have been telling me for weeks that Kelly is leaning towards naming current quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees as the offensive coordinator .
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced the hire of his new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, and it’s a guy you’ll remember wearing a Fighting Irish uniform not too long ago. That man is 27-year-old Tommy Rees, who you’ll recall as the quarterback in South Bend from 2010 to 2013.
Rees spent the last three seasons as Notre Dame’s quarterbacks coach. Once the regular season ended, Kelly opted not to bring back offensive coordinator Chip Long, who he hired away from Memphis ahead of the 2017 season. Rees served as the interim coordinator during the Irish’s 33-9 win over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. A few weeks later, Kelly decided Rees was the man for the job.
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The following individuals have started games at quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team, updated through the 2019 season.
Former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has been named an offensive assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers, the team announced on Tuesday. Rees went undrafted after his senior year at Notre Dame . He signed a contract with the Washington Redskins but was later released.
“After an extensive national search, I’m proud to name Tom Rees our next offensive coordinator,” Kelly said. “Tom’s ability to connect with our players and staff and accepting and embracing the incredible opportunity in being the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame made him the right choice. While Tom’s leadership ability and knowledge of the game was evident, it was his humble approach to his own development and desire to continue to grow and learn that were also key factors that set him apart in a talented pool of candidates.”
Rees played in 45 games at Notre Dame, starting 30 of them. He started four games in 2010 as a true freshman before being named the starter in 2011. That season, he threw for 2,871 yards, 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 65.5 percent of his throws. However, he would lose the starting job to Everett Golson in 2012 — the season where the Irish advanced to the BCS title game and lost to Alabama.
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Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees Jailed After Assaulting Officer. Clip shows former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn making a bet with former Southern California quarterback Rodney Peete Notre Dame hasn’t won a bowl game in their last 8 attempts. And they’ve only been to 27 bowl games.
Notre Dame QB Coach Tommy Rees (Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire). Brian Kelly isn’t the only Rees began his coaching career just two years after graduating from Notre Dame serving as a Even if that doesn’t happen, Rees has future offensive coordinator and future head coach written all over
When Golson was suspended for the 2013 season, Rees regained his starting role and led the team to a 9-4 record. Rees finished his college career with 7.351 yards, 61 touchdowns and 37 interceptions on 59.9 percent throwing. Rees ranks third in program history in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns.
Now Rees will be in charge of an offense that brings back quarterback Ian Book for his redshirt senior season. The Irish went 11-2 in 2019, its third-straight season with at least 10 wins.
In addition to Rees, Kelly also promoted running backs coach Lance Taylor to run game coordinator. Before arriving in South Bend before the 2019 season, Taylor had stints as an assistant in both college and the NFL. His stops included Stanford and App State in college and the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers in the NFL.
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