Ex-Wisconsin QB Jack Coan headed to Notre Dame

With Ian E-book probably shifting on to the NFL, Notre Dame has added a veteran quarterback to its roster.

Jack Coan, a graduate switch from Wisconsin, introduced Monday evening that he’s heading to South Bend to affix the Irish. Coan began 18 video games over a two-year span for the Badgers, however missed the 2020 season as a consequence of a foot harm.

The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Coan, a four-star recruit in 2017, began 4 video games for Wisconsin as a redshirt freshman in 2018 after an harm to Alex Hornibrook. Coan wasn’t requested to throw a lot that season because the staff primarily relied on Jonathan Taylor within the working recreation.

In 2019, although, Coan had a extremely stable season for the Badgers. Taylor was nonetheless the focus of UW’s offense, however Coan was a really environment friendly participant. In 14 begins, Coan threw for two,727 yards, 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions whereas finishing 69.6% of his throws. Coan was beneath middle within the staff’s loss to Ohio State within the Massive Ten title recreation after which helped the Badgers beat Oregon within the Rose Bowl.

Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan warms up before the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan warms up earlier than the staff’s Massive Ten championship NCAA faculty soccer recreation towards Ohio State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Picture/AJ Mast)

Coan entered 2020 because the projected starter however suffered a foot harm throughout preseason. The harm opened the door for prized freshman Graham Mertz to maneuver into the beginning spot. Coan was reportedly wholesome late within the season, however Mertz continued to start out video games. After the 12 months, Coan put his identify into the switch portal to pursue different choices.

At Notre Dame, Coan, who can be instantly eligible, joins a quarterback room with little or no expertise as a consequence of E-book holding the beginning function over the previous 4 years. The opposite scholarship quarterbacks on the roster are sophomore Drew Pyne, junior Brendon Clark and incoming freshman Tyler Buchner, a four-star recruit.

When E-book was briefly knocked out of the School Soccer Playoff semifinal towards Alabama final week, Pyne got here in for a number of performs and accomplished the one move he threw for seven yards.

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