Notre Dame Football: 3 reasons Jack Coan is perfect QB for Irish

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Notre Dame football added quarterback Jack Coan in the transfer portal last week and here’s why he will be the perfect QB for the Fighting Irish in 2021. 

The Notre Dame football team had a magical 2020 season one that ended up with a trip to the College Football Playoff for the second time under head coach Brian Kelly.

There’s no debate that Kelly is one of the elite coaches in college football and even if the Irish aren’t Alabama, Ohio State or Clemson, they are squarely in that mix of programs that at least have a shot at reaching the playoff every year.

Going into 2021, that could be more difficult for the Irish as they will lose a number of key players including starting quarterback Ian Book.

Book wasn’t a superstar, but he threw for just under 240 yards per game to go along with 15 touchdowns and most importantly, just three interceptions.

Obviously, the quarterback is one of the key pieces and without a single player on the roster with a start under their belt, Kelly made the wise move of adding former Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan in the transfer portal and here’s why he’s the ideal starter for Notre Dame football in 2021.

He’s got big game experience

Notre Dame football fans are excited about the future of 2021 signee and top-100 prospect Tyler Buchner and they should be. He’s 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback. He’s going to be the future and some think could be the QB to get Notre Dame over the hump.

We’ll see if that proves to be true. But right away in 2021, it’s going to be hard for him to beat out Coan and at the very least, if he does wind up being the starter he will have earned because Coan is no slouch.

He’s a former three-star quarterback who actually was committed to Notre Dame for lacrosse before becoming a Badger to play football.

Coan has a bunch of starts under his belt, including in the Rose Bowl and Big Ten championship game and has won multiple starts against ranked opponents. So he won’t be rattled at Notre Dame and he’ll be ready to start right away next season.

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