Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name
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Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name

Brian Kelly hires former Notre Dame quarterback to coach Irish QBs

Photo: Tommy Rees

t’s easier to yell at a college quarterback named Tommy than a 24-year-old quarterback coach who goes by Tom. That distinction should allow the new Notre Dame quarterback coach to help his pupils grow.

Tommy Rees was the Notre Dame QB from 2010 to 2013. He endured tongue-lashings that turned Brian Kelly’s face beet red, especially his first couple seasons as the new head coach in South Bend. ... 


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications


David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."