Brian Kelly says Jack Coan's time at Wisconsin doesn't provide Notre Dame with much advantage
Former Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan will square off against his former squad when Notre Dame faces Wisconsin in Week 4.
However, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly doesn’t believe Coan will provide the Fighting Irish with much of an advantage when it comes to Wisconsin’s strategy.
“You don’t get too much intel from those things,” Kelly said via JSOnline.com. “I’m not a big believer in that, like: ‘Hey, do you know the signals?’ You’ve got to play the game. Jack is a competitor. He loved his time at Wisconsin but this is a new chapter for him. He is very mature, level-headed. He wants to beat Wisconsin, but he wants to beat the following week Cincinnati.”
“I think we can make it as much as we want and make it a story. In the building, it’s not that much of a story.”
In his final season at Wisconsin in 2019, Coan amassed 2,727 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions. So far this season at Notre Dame, Coan has tallied 828 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series 8-6-2. This is the first meeting between the programs since a Notre Dame win in 1964.
Wisconsin-Notre Dame will take place at Soldier Field on Sept. 25 (12 p.m. EST) and will be televised on FOX.