Brian Kelly , the Notre Dame coach, is telling everyone the quarterback situation will sort itself out for 2011.

What quarterback situation?

Tommy Rees (lft) came in as a freshman and won the last four games, including a Sun Bowl win that transformed the season for the Irish,

It was the most spectacular rookie season in decades at the Golden Dome.

And the kid can only improve

But Kelly is still taking about 'the situation' --and its not the Jersey Shore star he's referring to.

In the wings is Dayne Crist, oft injured, inconsistent and frankly, vastly over rated.

As a senior he is not the future of Notre Dame football. Now will he ever be

There's a guy called Andrew Hendrix and a new freshman and .Joe Monatana's son and, well, Kelly says he will prune his list back to four or so.

Actually it should be one.

Tommy Rees deserves to be Notre Dame's quarterback.

End of story.