Notre Dame will have some giant shoes to fill behind center when the Irish head into spring practice, as the Irish will lose three-year starting quarterback Ian Book.
The Irish Breakdown crew previews the quarterback depth chart heading into spring, and how that group will have to replace what was lost.
We kicked the show off with a discussion about Book, and what will be the most challenging aspects of replacing him. The discussion is about production versus perception, and we also spend a lot of time on the intangibles that were lost. That is followed by an overview of the expectations at the quarterback position regardless of who starts, and what is needed to take the next step.
That is followed by analysis of Wisconsin grad transfer Jack Coan, and what he must do before spring practice even starts to establish himself as a capable leader at the position. We then talk about what Coan must do on the field once spring practice starts.
Next we discuss the returners, junior Brendon Clark and Drew Pyne, and how this spring could likely be the only shot the two will get to be legitimate contenders for the starting quarterback role.
We wrap things up with analysis of star freshman Tyler Buchner, and what he must do to get acclimated after not playing in two of the last three seasons.
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