Tommy Rees is back. For how long remains uncertain.
The sophomore prepared for his third season at Notre Dame by starting for the Blue team in the team's annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Scrimmage Saturday in South Bend, Ind.
Rees' statistics were rather ordinary: 7-for-14 for 84 yards and one bad interception during his second series under center. He played better later in the game -- won by the defense 42-31 -- leading the offense on two scoring drives.
With just over four months until Notre Dame's opening game, the conversation all summer will be dominated by who will lead the Irish when they play Navy in Dublin, Ireland in September. Rees' backups - Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and Gunner Kiel - all saw playing time Saturday.
Here's a wrap up of the action from the Chicago Tribune's Jack McCarthy. NBC Sports' Keith Arnold has his five things we learned column, and the South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen offers his take on the quarterback dogfight.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch was at the game and we have this postgame interview with a shaven-headed Rees (VIDEO).
We'll have a more detailed story of Rees' day in South Bend later this coming week.