Jack Coan completed 15 of 29 passes for 158 yards and completed his ninth touchdown pass this season during Notre Dame’s 41-13 shellacking of Wisconsin on Saturday.
But the Sayville great injured his ankle during the third quarter and was not in the game as the No. 12 Irish (4-0) made coach Brian Kelly the all-time winningest coach in Notre Dame history – one more now than legend Knute Rockne.
Nonetheless, Kelly after the game said Coan, who transferred this season from Wisconsin, remains his starting quarterback heading into Notre Dame’s tilt Oct. 2 against Cincinnati.
Coan, a Wisconsin transfer, left with a left leg injury in the third quarter with the game tied at 10. Kelly said it was a soft tissue injury, and didn’t appear to be severe.
“Jack Coan is our starter,” Kelly said after the win in Chicago. “If he’s physically able, he’ll be our starter against Cincinnati.”
Kelly explained Coan’s injury was a soft tissue injury and didn’t appear to be severe.
Coan squared up against the program he transferred from. At Wisconsin, Coan started 22 games over three seasons and helped lead the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in the 2019 season.
During pre-season in 2020, he injured his leg requiring surgery, and was replaced by backup Graham Mertz, the Badgers’ started on Saturday.