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Kelly hasn't decided Notre Dame's QB rotation vs

Kelly hasn't decided Notre Dame's QB rotation vs Kelly hasn't decided Notre Dame's QB rotation vs
Kristopher Love | 01 September, 2016, 14:41

Its not something that weve contemplated, ” he said.

DeShone Kizer started 11 games for Notre Dame in 2015.

"There needs to be an educational component in that end", Kelly said, adding that it won't be punitive if the players learn from their mistake.

"(They're traveling) because we think they've got some skills that can help us in pass rush", Kelly said. I cant help them with that.

"He's assignment correct, he makes very few errors, and that's what we like", Kelly said.

"So there will probably be times where, man, that probably doesn't feel good for his flow or tempo".

Kizer and Zaire each think they should be the starter and have expressed displeasure at having to share time.

Sebastian's only game action in an Irish uniform came in a season-opening 38-3 rout of Texas in Notre Dame Stadium last September, a cameo that ended with a broken foot before Sebastian could log a statistic of any kind.

It's a remarkable stat to ponder, but Notre Dame's 10-3 finish in 2015 was good enough for the No. 10 ranking in the final AP poll following last season, marking the first time in the 21st century so far that the Fighting Irish have finished in the AP Top 25 three times over any four-season period.

While Kelly said last week the pair had "embraced knowing that both of them will play" he acknowledged Tuesday that they still don't like the idea of sharing the position. Perhaps Kelly is challenging both players, but he said this week he truly wants to find out if one or both are ready for primetime.

Kelly wouldnt say whether he hopes to come out of the game with a No. 1 quarterback.

"They have both have been outstanding, they both make plays", Kelly said. "I mean, they're both doing the same things that we've been asking them to do, and that may be something that we discuss in the locker room". But were going to give it a shot.”. In camp, there has been a quarterback battle between Buechele and senior Tyrone Swoopes, Swoopes has played games in three previous seasons and has been a disappointment to fans. He said the school could still discipline the players, but there is no deadline for such a move.

"... Certainly there will be some adversity, and how we charge through that and manage it will say a lot about this football team moving forward". We'll see how it plays out.

Senior Max Redfield, the incumbent starter at free safety, was dismissed from the team by Kelly on August 21, less than 48 hours after being arrested in Fulton County in northern Indiana. "I think if Devin was clearly ahead of Sebastian we would have Devin on the field over Sebastian". Kelly said Redfield, who was sent home early from the Fiesta Bowl last season for violating team rules, was kicked off the team because of the gun charge. Coney, Stepherson and Redfield appeared in court Tuesday in Rochester, 45 miles south of South Bend, where a judge entered not guilty pleas for them. He didn't put himself behind, but the injury caused him to be a little bit behind.

Two other players waived their initial hearings. Two of them appeared on the Week 1 depth chart: Coney as the No. 2 middle linebacker behind Nyles Morgan and Stepherson as Torii Hunter Jr.'s backup at wide receiver.