Notre Dame to begin Coan at QB vs. Florida State

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Wisconsin switch Jack Coan can be Notre Dame‘s beginning quarterback for its season opener towards Florida State, the college introduced Saturday.

Coan beat out freshman Tyler Buchner, a four-star recruit, and sophomore Drew Pyne, who performed a handful of snaps for the Irish final season. Coach Brian Kelly stated he had confidence in all three quarterbacks, however Coan’s expertise received out.

“Jack proved to be extra constant and subsequently, going into our opener, offers us one of the best likelihood for fulfillment,” Kelly tweeted.

Coan, who performed three seasons for the Badgers, transferred to Notre Dame after the 2020 season, wherein an harm sidelined him whereas Graham Mertz blossomed into Wisconsin’s high quarterback.

Coan and Mertz are on monitor to go head-to-head Sept. 25 when the Irish play Wisconsin at Soldier Area in Chicago.

In three seasons at Wisconsin, Coan threw for 23 touchdowns and three,278 yards.

“We took him as a result of he had battle-tested expertise within the Huge Ten and in an excellent program,” Kelly stated final week.

Coan takes over for Ian Book, who led Notre Dame to the School Soccer Playoff in two of his three seasons because the crew’s beginning quarterback. Ebook was chosen by the New Orleans Saints within the fourth spherical of this yr’s NFL draft.

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