Despite falling to Texas in the season-opener, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watched quarterback Deshone Kizer come into his own and prove himself as one of the top signal-callers in the nation.
Kizer finished his Week 1 performance with 215 passing yards, 77 rushing yards and six total touchdowns. That means Kizer accounted for 88 percent of Notre Dame’s total yardage on the night, while being involved in every touchdown.
Even with the game film from Sunday’s 50-47 double-over time loss, head coach Brian Kelly is not ready to name a starter.
In fact, he’s not even ready to give up on the two quarterback system, which includes Malik Zaire.
Kelly spoke with the media on Tuesday and said the team plans on ”having two really good quarterbacks the rest of the year.”
”I haven’t sat down and talked with to either one of them, so before we do that we don’t have any plans to make any decisions,” Kelly added, via the Score.
Conventional wisdom would say the Fighting Irish will roll out Kizer with the first-team offense when they return to action this weekend against Nevada. And if he can continue to perform at a high level, Kelly will have no choice but to officially name Kizer as the team’s starting signal-caller moving forward.
But for now, it looks like Kelly plans on keeping opposing defenses guessing.
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