Brian Kelly Names Jack Coan Notre Dame's Starting Quarterback

By Matthew Filipovits on August 14, 2021 at 1:28 pm
May 1, 2021; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Jack Coan (17) runs the ball in the first half of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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Notre Dame has named Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan their starting quarterback to begin the 2021 campaign. 

Coan appeared in 25 games with the Badgers, completing over 67% of his passes for 3278 yards and 23 touchdowns, while throwing eight interceptions. 

The former three-star prospect missed the 2020 campaign with a foot injury and entered the transfer portal at the conclusion of the season. 

He will replace Ian Book, who despite an up and down career, is the Irish's all-time leader in wins by a starting quarterback.

The Irish begin their season on September 5 against Florida State.