Notre Dame will play two QBs in bowl game against LSU

Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced Monday that Everett Golson and Malik Zaire will see time at quarterback in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 against LSU

"I think both of them have different traits and we need to find a way to win the game and I think both of them can help us win," Kelly said, according to

Golson, a redshirt junior, has started every game for the Irish this season. He also started 11 games during the 2012 season, when the Irish lost to Alabama in the national championship game. Golson did not play last season while serving an academic suspension.

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Golson was pulled in favor of Zaire during Notre Dame's regular season finale against USC after he completed just seven of 18 passes for 75 yards with an interception. Zaire, a redshirt freshman, completed nine of 20 pass attempts for 170 yards against the Trojans.

Golson has 22 turnovers over the last nine games. The Irish are 4-5 in that period and have lost their last four games. 

Golson has one year of eligibility remaining and could share the quarterback duties with Zaire next season, Kelly said.

- Dan Gartland

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