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Brian Kelly: This was a step back

Notre Dame lost to South Florida yesterday 23-20 in a game that had two long weather related delays (not to mention quite a few turnovers).

The teams endured a 2 hour + halftime due to rain and severe lightning in the area and then with just over 4 minutes to play the game again was delayed (this time for 43 minutes) as what was described as an amazing lightning show went off around the stadium (they cleared the entire stadium....81,000 people...twice).

On the field, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly made the difficult decision to replace his starting quarterback Dayne Crist with Tommy Rees who had been in a battle all year with Crist for the starting job.

After the game, Kelly was less than excited about having a quarterback situation again...