Is Brian Kelly On The Hot Seat?

By Will Wilson

Who needs a quarterback this season more than Brian Kelly?

It’s an important season not only for Kelly, but for the Irish in general. Their rivalry versus Miami is renewed as they will play each other on Oct. 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago. They travel to Oklahoma to take on Bob Stoops and the Sooners, make their way to play USC at the Colosseum and play six games away from South Bend.

Not exactly the kind of schedule you want when trying to break in a new quarterback.

That’s another problem all together for the Irish. Who is going to be their quarterback? Neither Kelly nor anyone else knows the answer to that question right now.

It’s been made clear there is a four-way battle for the number one quarterback spot. The list includes junior Andrew Hendrix, sophomore Everett Golson, freshman Gunner Kiel and Tommy Rees who is suspended for the Irish’s first game in Dublin against Navy.

This is suppose to be Kelly forte isn’t it? Finding the right guy to get the job done under center.

He did it with Zach Collaros in 2009 when he replaced Tony Pike with him and Cincinnati went on to play in the Sugar Bowl. A year before that he used five quarterbacks to get the Bearcats to the Orange Bowl.

He has four candidates to choose from this season. Golson had an impressive spring, but Hendrix is the dual-threat. He’s a much more conducive candidate to run Kelly’s spread attack.

The seat is getting hot in South Bend.

Something we’ve been accustomed to seeing for some time now.

Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.

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