Notre Dame's quarterbacks ready to play their first game of the season
The Notre Dame football team is just days away from kicking off the 2016 season against Texas. Head Coach Brian Kelly says he has been preparing both quarterbacks to play against Texas.
"Malik will go in for one play and DeShone will go in for 6, and then Malik will go in for 5 plays and then DeShone will go in for 3. So, the net is that they get the same amount of reps but they're not tempoed reps and there's no rhythm to them so we're just preparing them for that kind of eventuality," said Coach Kelly.
"It would be nice to have a little bit of direction with us not really knowing how things are going to go, it's just important to be able to adapt. Being here I've been able to adapt to a lot of different situations so for me, I play better when it's just time to play," said quarterback Malik Zaire.
At Tuesday's press conference, Coach Kelly said if you're only paying attention to the quarterbacks, you are missing out on some other aspects that could be even bigger factors in the game.
"To downplay us is more an opportunity to show you that there's not too much worry coming out of us. We're going to go out there and you know what you're going to get out of us. We're going to play hard, we're going to make plays. We'd rather put the light onto the offensive line and the run game which we know is going to be dominant as well," said quarterback DeShone Kizer.
In talking with both quarterbacks the past few weeks, they say they are both just ready to get out there and play and show what they can do on the field.