Does Brian Kelly Want A Bucket Of Gold Or The Power Of Flight?

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↵If Cincinnati QB Tony Pike had enough attempts to qualify for the NCAA's passer ↵efficiency ratings he would slot in ninth, about a point behind a guy named Tim Tebow. That's rarefied air—hey, I know, let's move him to defense! ↵

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↵⇥Brian Kelly said this morning that Zach Collaros will start in Friday's game against West Virignia at quarterback. On Monday, Kelly had said Tony Pike would start if he was healthy. ↵⇥

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↵⇥"If Tony's fully healthy, he's our starter," Kelly said. ↵⇥"The issue is, this becomes day to day. There's X-rays and so much that's out of my hands medically. And the risk factor - what's the risk factor in putting him out there?" ↵⇥

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↵... but if Collaros keeps it up against West Virginia, the Illinois game in two weeks is going to be a fascinating game in which Wally Pipp gets brought up 20 times. And then both of them will get hurt and the third-string quarterback will turn out to be a frankestein combination of Michael Vick and Peyton Manning, and no one will hire Brian Kelly this offseason. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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