Malik Zaire

Mailbag: Looking ahead at the QB position in 2016

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Round two of the mailbag brings another great question—and one that we’ll probably spend a few months talking about after the Fiesta Bowl.   coachtemp: Keith, do you see a “crisis” at the QB position next year? By crisis I mean the difficult decision faced by Coach Kelly as to which QB he names as the starter for [more]

Zaire back to practice, but won’t play against Ohio State

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Malik Zaire‘s recovery from an ankle injury is ahead of schedule. The junior quarterback returned to practice this week and worked in seven-on-seven drills, Brian Kelly revealed on Saturday afternoon. “Malik is taking some reps and he’s well ahead of schedule,” Kelly said Saturday. “He will not play, but he is in there taking reps and has been [more]

Bye week snapshot: Quarterbacks

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With Notre Dame on fall break and the football team getting a well-deserved week off, it’s a perfect time to take a look at the progress of the Irish. Sitting at 6-1 and squarely in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff, let’s take a look at the play and statistics of each [more]

As injuries mount, Kelly acknowledges depth chart has breaking point

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Next Man In has been a bedrock philosophy for Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. But even he understands that the Irish are approaching a breaking point. The loss of Drue Tranquill is the latest season-ending injury for the Irish, pushing the Irish coaching staff into a sticky spot at safety, the latest position group to see [more]

Behind the scenes of emotional Virginia win

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Last night, Showtime took us behind the scenes and into the locker room after Notre Dame’s last-second victory against Virginia. And as you might have expected, it was an emotional one. As quarterback DeShone Kizer was celebrating his stunning touchdown pass to Will Fuller, starting quarterback Malik Zaire was coming to grips with the fact [more]