Tommy Rees To Start For Notre Dame Vs. Michigan

SOUTH BEND IN - NOVEMBER 13: Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass against the Utah Utes at Notre Dame Stadium on November 13 2010 in South Bend Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tommy Rees will start after taking over for the struggling Dayne Crist during Saturday's loss to USF.

Tommy Rees will start Saturday night's game against Michigan according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune. Rees took over for the struggling Dayne Crist during last Saturday's 23-20 loss to South Florida. Rees outplayed Crist, going 24-of-34 passing for 296 yards, two touchdown and two interceptions. Crist went 7-for-15 with 95 yards and an interception.

Rees started five games last season as a freshman in place of the injured Crist. Both quarterbacks were locked in competition throughout summer camp, with Crist ultimately earning the starting nod for USF. Crist was one of the prized quarterback recruits from his high school class, but he has struggled at Notre Dame despite his pedigree and was benched for the second half. 

Notre Dame will head to Ann Arbor for the first night game in Michigan Stadium history. The Fighting Irish will be looking to avenge a 28-24 loss in which Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson racked up 502 yards of total offense including 258 yards rushing.

For more on the Fighting Irish, head over to the SB Nation blog One Foot Down.

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