Notre Dame, a Catholic university built upon a strong faith, ironically has the least faithful fans in college football. When faced with faux-adversity (let’s be honest, it’s just football, it’s not cancer), the Irish fan base is just doing what the good Lord taught them. They’re turning to a higher power for help. Only, this time, instead of praying to the big man upstairs, they’re petitioning the Commander-in-Chief.
Fans are petitioning at WhiteHouse.gov, that Barack Obama should ignore the possible government shutdown, the chaos in the Middle East, and everything that actually matters in life, to have quaterback Tommy Rees removed as the starting quarterback.
Rees is only starting by default, thanks to last year’s starting QB, Everett Golson, being removed from the team because of his academic performance. Rees has played quite a bit during his career, but he has also been a turnover machine. He already has 8 picks through 5 games, and is on pace to eclipse his career-high of 14 in 2011.
Notre Dame fans may just want to settle down, a bit. While Rees isn’t the second-coming of Joe Montana, it could be worse if Andrew Hendrix was put into the game. And they can stop clamoring for Malik Zaire, as Kelly isn’t about to rip off his redshirt.