Jack Coan Notre Dame Football – Wisconsin move Jack Coan will be Notre Dame’s beginning quarterback for its season opener against Florida State, the school declared Saturday.
Coan beat down green bean Tyler Buchner, a four-star enlist, and sophomore Drew Pyne, who played a small bunch of snaps for the Irish last season. Mentor Brian Kelly said he believed in every one of the three quarterbacks, yet Coan’s experience won out.
Coan, who played three seasons for the Badgers, moved to Notre Dame after the 2020 season, in which a physical issue sidelined him while Graham Mertz bloomed into Wisconsin’s top quarterback.
Coan and Mertz are on target to clash Sept. 25 when the Irish play Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago.
In three seasons at Wisconsin, Coan tossed for 23 scores and 3,278 yards.
Coan takes over for Ian Book, who drove Notre Dame to the College Football Playoff in two of his three seasons as the group’s beginning quarterback. Book was chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the current year’s NFL draft.
Coan said he wouldn’t have advanced at Notre Dame as fast as he did notwithstanding Pyne.
This isn’t a period for Pyne to get comfortable in Notre Dame’s subsequent group. Rees has been from his perspective. He lost a quarterback rivalry to Dayne Crist before his sophomore season. He at last supplanted Crist at halftime of the period opener and began each round of the year (2011) from that point.
Coan realizes this work wasn’t given to him. It required almost eight months since he declared he’d move to Notre Dame to authoritatively be named the starter. He’s not taking Rees’ and the training staff’s choice for in all actuality, all things considered.