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It wasn't an easy day for ND's backup QBs

Protecting starters, preparing backups, developing a weapon, and handling a hostile environment highlight the discussion topics in our Wednesday morning notebook.

Please Excuse Our Progress Two picks; 11 incomplete passes in 19 attempts; two batted balls and more than a couple ugly moments…it wasn't a banner debut for backup Irish quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Nate Montana. Kelly admitted post-game he needed to prepare his reserves better for such an emergent situation and will tweak that process leading up to the trip to East Lansing. "I think we're... Recommended Stories

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