Notre Dame Football: 10 Reasons Why the Quarterback Competition Is a Good Thing

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Notre Dame Football: 10 Reasons Why the Quarterback Competition Is a Good Thing

My editor at Bleacher Report threw me a couple ideas for columns this week and one specifically caught my eye: "10 Reasons Why a QB Controversy is Good for Notre Dame." I really thought about it for a good long time, first dissecting the wording of it.

I don't believe a controversy is good and frankly, that's not what Notre Dame has right now. No, head coach Brian Kelly has not named a starting quarterback for the 2011 campaign, but that doesn't mean there's a controversy.

As of right now there's a very healthy competition going on between the two signal callers who started games last season (Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees) and two up and coming quarterbacks with four full years of eligibility remaining (Andrew Hendrix and Everett Golson). 

Some people fall into the camp that not know who the starter coming out of the spring is a bad thing, but I'm here to point out ten silver linings to the competition spilling over into the summer. 

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