Former Notre Dame Quarterback Jack Coan talks playing in the XFL

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Former Notre Dame Quarterback Jack Coan says he has a chip on his shoulder.

"You start to look at some guys that are playing, having success, and you think you're sort of better than them and why can't that be you," Coan said.

After leading the Irish to 11 wins and an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl during Brian Kelly's final season as head coach, Coan didn't hear his name called during the NFL Draft.

The Indianapolis Colts signed Coan as a free agent, only to cut him from the roster before the start of the season.

"Whenever you're cut and don't get signed by anyone else, you definitely feel a certain level of disrespect and have this chip on your shoulder," Coan said. "You just use that as motivation going forward."

In an interview with ABC57, Coan said he never thought about giving up football. Instead, joining the rebooted XFL to play under center for the San Antonio Brahmas.

"Honestly this process has been fun," Coan said. "I'm just taking it one day at a time and trying to create the start of what I hope is a long history of the XFL."

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Coan says he's still adjusting from college to the pros but has seen early success; including last week's 30-12 win over the Orlando Guardians where Coan threw three touchdowns with no interceptions.

"At the end of the day, you've just got to focus on yourself and what you need to do to make yourself better. Take it one day at a time and try to enjoy life," Coan said.

He says his goal is to win the XFL Championship, then make another run at the NFL.

You can watch ABC57's full interview HERE:

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