Report: Golson gets green light to start against Sooners

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly made it clear that Everett Golson will be the Fighting Irish’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against No. 6 (BCS) Oklahoma, according to an NBCSports.com report.

Golson suffered a concussion in Irish’s overtime win over Stanford last weekend and sat out Saturday’s 17-13 victory over BYU, even though he had been cleared to play.

Tommy Rees was the starter against BYU, but Golson will be back in charge against the Sooners. The redshirt freshman from Myrtle Beach High has started five games for the Irish, which is undefeated and ranked No. 5 in the BCS.

“We feel like we’ve got a kid now that’s 100 percent ready to go for Oklahoma,” Kelly said, according to NBCSports.com.

The decision was made easier because Rees completed less than half his passes against BYU. Rees relieved Golson on a couple of occasions this season to lead game-winning drives.

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