Posted by Tom Fornelli
Brian Kelly has his first injured quarterback as head coach of Notre Dame . After leading the Irish to a scoring drive and a 7-0 lead against Michigan on Saturday in South Bend, Dayne Crist appeared to hurt himself on a quarterback sneak on Notre Dame's next drive. While replays didn't show exactly what happened, Crist seemed to take a blow on the head.
Notre Dame coaches were then seen waving smelling salts under Crist's nose on the sideline.
Crist was replaced by Tommy Rees who had his first pass intercepted, and Michigan tied the game on a touchdown pass on the first play after. Rees would come out for Notre Dame's next drive while Crist stood on the sideline with his helmet on. Nate Montana -- you may have heard of his father, some guy named Joe -- would then come out for the next Notre Dame drive, a quick three and out.
According to NBC commentator Tom Hammond, Crist is having trouble seeing out of his right eye. He is not expected to return in the first half, and Notre Dame is being awfully quiet about the injury.
UPDATE: Crist returned to the game as Notre Dame's quarterback to start the second half