NOTRE DAME – Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the starting quarterback will be a “game-time decision” Saturday against BYU.
Kelly wants to monitor Everett Golson over the next 48 hours before putting him in the game, after the sophomore suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter against Stanford.
"I don't think there's a cookie-cutter approach to concussions,” Kelly said. “You want to see how they handle exertion. You want to see how they handle all the things leading up to -- film study and watching and then getting back on the field.
"I want to take the 48 hours that I have before I make that decision."
Golson did not practice Monday or Tuesday, but returned to the practice field Wednesday after passing his concussion test.
"We wanted to bring him in gradually," Kelly said. "He did a pretty good job Wednesday, (but he didn't get) all the reps, because I had two other guys I had to get reps. So we're going to use Friday to kind of clean up some red-zone stuff and then I'll be in a better position to look at who's the starter.”
Kelly said that starter could be Golson, Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix, and he will prepare all three of them to play Saturday.
Kelly emphasized that the decision has nothing to do with Golson’s and Rees’ performance.
“This is about health and safety,” Kelly said.