In life and in sports, management decisions are often questioned. The promotion of Tom Rees from Quarterbacks Coach to Offensive Coordinator is no exception. And while we all may have an opinion on the matter, myself included, it is worth noting that Rees is receiving overwhelming support from some big names in the Notre Dame and college football community.
From The Broadcast Booth
First on the list is Kirk Herbstriet – Herbstriet is one of the most widely respected voices in college football. He always tells it how it is, and for an Ohio State alumni, seems to keep his heart out of the broadcast booth as well as you will ever see.
Incredible opportunity for Tommy Rees. Played QB as a Sr at @NDFootball in 2013. And just 7 seasons later is the OC at his alma mater. Players will love him-can’t wait you see how he does. Congratulations Tommy. https://t.co/n2BIkPycod
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 15, 2020
To The Hog-Mollies
— Mike McGlinchey (@mmcglinch68) January 15, 2020
— Zack Martin (@thegob70) January 15, 2020
Awesome. Excited to see how Coach Rees’ knowledge and passion for the game along with his understanding of the demands that come with playing at ND affects the offense. https://t.co/RTZr8tes5b
— Sam Mustipher II (@smustipher53) January 14, 2020
Great news for Notre Dame. He’s as sharp as they come, has played the game at a high level, and a Coach players are gonna go out and play their ass off for. Congrats Coach Rees, deserved. https://t.co/QUxZRK2qwR
— Quenton Nelson (@BigQ56) January 14, 2020
And The List Goes On
— Cole Kmet (@ColeKmet) January 14, 2020
— Ian Book (@Ian_Book12) January 14, 2020
— Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) January 14, 2020
But Here We Are
As fans, questioning the decision from the outside looking in.
Meanwhile, those on the inside look at this as well-deserved and exciting time for the Fighting Irish.