Spring Football Games: Notre Dame’s Quarterback Battle

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    April 19, 2015

    Spring Quarterback Battles
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    If you thought the spring game was going to shed some light on the starting quarterback situation, you’ll have to wait until fall. However, on the plus side, the Irish are in great shape no matter what.

    Lost in the fog of a rough second half of the year was how Everett Golson would’ve been on top of everyone’s midseason Heisman list had the offense not been flagged late in the loss to Florida State – he proved at times this spring he can still be a magical playmaker at times. He had a strong enough offseason to get the job back he lost before the Music City Bowl, but he completed just 7-of-15 passes in the spring game for 83 yards to go along with a rushing score.

    Meanwhile, Malik Zaire – the star of last year’s spring game – looked a lot like a starting quarterback hitting 8-of-14 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns including a gorgeous 68-yard play to Will Fuller.

    The one interception thrown by Golson – always alarming since turnovers were such a problem late last year – didn’t matter, but he wasn’t as consistent as he should’ve been considering his experience and time logged into the system.

    This is a loaded Irish team with depth, experience, and lots and lots of talent, so it’ll all come down who makes the fewest mistakes. That means …

    The pecking order as of the immediate moment: 1) Malik Zaire, 2) Everett Golson

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