Earlier this week, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly had a brief moment of honesty in the midst of some fairly standard coach speak. While talking about the Irish's quarterbacks, led by senior Everett Golson and highly-touted junior Malik Zaire, Kelly admitting defending national champions Ohio State may have a better quarterback situation than Notre Dame. Kelly quickly reversed course into full-on coach speak, saying he'd take his pair even over the Buckeyes' three Heisman contenders at the position.
"There are certain areas that I think at the quarterback position, maybe other than Ohio State, I would take our two quarterbacks," Kelly said. "I would take our two over Ohio State's, but in terms of depth, I don't know that anybody has a better situation than we do with the two quarterbacks that we have."
That comment caught the attention of Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, who joked about Kelly's comments (among other things) in a conversation with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. Video below.
"There's a coaching cliche in football that says if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none," Rinaldi said. "What's your take on that, Cardale?"
"I feel sorry for Notre Dame ... nah I'm just playing," Jones remarked. "Good thing we've got three."