Notre Dame preps for bowl game without Isaiah Foskey and Michael Mayer

NOW: Notre Dame preps for bowl game without Isaiah Foskey and Michael Mayer

SOUTH BEND, Ind – The Irish adjusting to changes on both side of the ball as they prep for South Carolina in the Gator Bowl.

With just under three weeks until the bowl – both the offense and defense are making adjustments without captains Isaiah Foskey.

“We'll miss Isaiah, and we'll miss him moving forward,” said Defensive Coordinator Al Golden.

And tight end Michael Mayer.

“There's some urgency there with that group. Now to take a step forward,” Offensive Coordintor Tommy Rees added.

The Irish are set to face their first SEC opponent of the year and on top of not having Mayer and Foskey, the quarterback decision is up in the air, now that Drew Pyne is in the transfer portal.

“We're gonna evaluate it just like we'd evaluate other any other position and at the end of the day, the guy that's out there operating the offense given us a chance will play for us,” Rees mentioned.

Tyler Buchner was announced as the starting quarterback at the beginning of the season, but was sidelined in week two after injuring his shoulder.

Since that injury, Buchner’s had the chance to recover and have a different perspective.

“You see the game slowed down a little bit for him, you know, i think he understands. Like he spent a lot of time next to me throughout this whole process and next to a lot of our coaches throughout this whole process,” Rees said.

The Irish have 19 days to figure out if they will plug in Buchner or Steve Angeli for the bowl game.

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