Dayne Crist is Notre Dame's only scholarship quarterback with Jimmy Clausen leaving early for the NFL.
So it will put a lot of Irish fans' minds at ease to hear that Crist's rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his right knee is progressing smoothly.
"It's one of those situations as it gets better, you gain more confidence in your knee," Crist said. "I think that is important in any sort of rehab. At the same time, you want to make sure you are not pushing and compromising your knee in any way. We are taking it slow and doing everything we can to be ready for next season."
Crist said he should be able to participate in spring drills.