SOUTH BEND, Ind .: Former Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan says he’s transferred to Notre Dame.
Coan posted a tweet on Monday night that included the Notre Dame logo with the message, extremely grateful for the opportunity. Let’s get to work! @NDFootball.
Wisconsin revealed two weeks ago that Coan entered the transfer portal. Notre Dame and Wisconsin are set to face off on September 25 at Chicagos Soldier Field.
Our Dames 2021 roster lacked a proven quarterback. The Fighting Irish are set to replace three-year-old starter Ian Book, whose college career ended Friday with a 31-14 loss to Alabama in the college football playoff semifinals.
Coan made 18 starts for Wisconsin from 2018 to 2019, but injured his right foot during pre-testing this year and underwent surgery. The 6-foot-3 senior from Sayville, New York, played the last three regular season games for the Wisconsins, but did not play. Redshirt rookie Graham Mertz took over as the Badgers’ starting quarterback.
In the 2019 season, Coan completed a school record 236 passes for 2,727 yards with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions as Wisconsin went 10-4 and reached the Rose Bowl.
Coan completed 68% of his passes for 3,278 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions in Wisconsin. The Badgers went 12-6 in games started by Coan, including 8-3 in Big Ten games.
Returning Irish quarterbacks are Brendon Clark and Drew Pyne, although Clark suffered a knee injury in the latter part of this season. Notre Dame’s recruiting class includes Tyler Buchner, ranked No.3 in the Nations Double Threat quarterback and No.65 overall in his class according to the Composite Rankings compiled by 247Sports.
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