SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tommy Rees hasn't made up his mind as to what's next, but he's pretty sure eventually he'll wind up coaching.
That's a role Rees always has seemed suited for, as a master tactician without the physical ability to be an elite quarterback. While Rees nearly always gets Notre Dame into the right look at the line of scrimmage, often times he doesn't have the arm strength or mobility to pull off the play.
Ever since he lost his starting role in the summer of 2012, Rees has been incredibly well-respected by his teammates, many of which viewed him as a quasi-coach as he slid behind Everett Golson on Notre Dame's depth chart. In, say, eight years Rees just might be an offensive coordinator at a major college program.
For now, Rees isn't thinking that far into the future.
"I'm going to kind of evaluate everything after the bowl game," Rees said. "Right now, really just focused on making sure that we have great weeks, coming out with a win. I'll see where I'm at and decide from there."
Still, even if Rees does try to ply his craft as a player at the professional level, he figures he'll become a coach at some point in his life.
"I'm sure when I'm done playing I'm going to miss the game of football and want to get back into it," Rees said. "We'll see when that time comes but I don't know for sure yet, to be honest, so we'll see."