Notre Dame QB Jack Coan discusses Wisconsin matchup, emotions of facing former team
Wisconsin will be facing a familiar face when it lines up against Notre Dame in Chicago this weekend.
Jack Coan, who played for the Badgers from 2017-20, is Notre Dame’s starting quarterback this season. Coan missed the 2020 campaign due to injury and transferred from Wisconsin following the emergence of Graham Mertz.
Despite the awkward circumstances, Coan insists that there’s no bad blood between him and Wisconsin.
“A lot of people ask me if I’m taking this game personally, not really,” Coan told reporters earlier this week. “I want to win this game like all the rest.”
Jack Coan on if there’s any added incentive to beat Wisconsin next weekend.
"No definitely not. A lot of people ask me if I’m taking this game personally, not really. I want to win this game like all the rest."
— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 18, 2021
Coan has arguably played the best football of his career for Notre Dame this season. He’s completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 828 yards, 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions through three games.
He has led Notre Dame to a 3-0 record to start this season, including wins over Florida State and Purdue.
ESPN’s Football Power Index is projecting a close game. FPI says Wisconsin has a 54.5 percent chance of coming away with the victory.
Kick off is at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.