Malik Zaire

Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Finally Finalizing Transfer

It’s been known since shortly after the 2016 season ended that Malik Zaire would not be returning to Notre Dame for a 5th year to compete with Brandon Wimbush.  Zaire’s destination, however, was not until this weekend.  With a new ...

Notre Dame Football Senior Week Stock Report

Notre Dame enters senior week on a rare high after their 44-6 drubbing of Army in the Lone Star state last Saturday. It goes without saying that this has been a very difficult and unfortunate season for the 2016 class, ...
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Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame Starting Quarterback

Brian Kelly acted coy the last few days following Notre Dame’s season opening loss to Texas when questioned if Deshone Kizer was his starting quarterback.  Kelly ended the suspense on Wednesday though and named Kizer Notre Dame’s starting quarterback for ...

11 Fearless Predictions for Notre Dame Football in 2016

The long national nightmare known as “summer” is almost over and the wait for football is coming to an end.  Notre Dame kicks off its 2016 season in just a few days and the Irish will be looking to win ...

Notre Dame Will Play Both Quarterbacks at Texas

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has made a decision on the quarterback position – sort of.  Kelly announced on Wednesday that Notre Dame will in fact play both Malik Zaire and Deshone Kizer at quarterback in the season opener ...
Sep 5, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, Jr. watches warmups before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 38-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Sanford Talks Notre Dame Quarterbacks

WatchND’s Jack Nolan caught up with Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford yesterday to talk about one of the country’s most interesting positions battles.  Here’s what he had to say about the battle going on between Deshone Kizer and Malik ...

Previewing Notre Dame’s 2016 Fall Camp Position Battles

The yearly long national nightmare known as the college football off-season is finally almost over.  Notre Dame officially kicks off the 2016 football season on Saturday with their first official practice at Culver Academy for their fall camp.  Just like ...

Notre Dame Quarterbacks 2016: Better/Worse

Kicking off a new series of posts we’ll be rolling out over the next few weeks today.  Normally we do a standard “depth chart analysis” type review of each position group for Notre Dame.  This year we’re going to review ...

Malik Zaire, Deshone Kizer Both Named to Maxwell Watch List

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has not named a starting quarterback for the 2016 season prior to fall camp, but whoever he selects will be one the nation’s best players heading into the season.  That is at least according ...
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2016 Notre Dame Football Number Changes

Blue & Gold’s Lou Somogyi reported on some Notre Dame football jersey number changes for 2016 earlier on Tuesday with Notre Dame’s senior quarterback, Malik Zaire, highlighting the number changes.  While Zaire is competing with Deshone Kizer for the starting quarterback ...
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Notre Dame Football ’16 Top 10 Key Players

  Here are my top ten key players for Notre Dame heading in to the 2016 season. By no means are these the only players who will have a big impact on the upcoming season. I just took the time ...
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The Notre Dame Quarterback Battle: 2016 Edition

As I stood cheering on my Fighting Irish at their night opener against Texas, I had high aspirations not only for the team in 2016 but especially for our young, determined quarterback Malik Zaire. While the Texas game was just ...
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An Early Look at Injured Notre Dame Players Back in ’16

Injuries were the theme again for Notre Dame in 2015.  In fact, if there is a more snake bitten team by injuries than Notre Dame the last two years, I’d love to see it.  This isn’t a column on injuries ...
Sep 12, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish sing the school alma mater after their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Fighting Irish won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Duranko’s Digest: What Did We See Against Virginia?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Sep 12, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) celebrates after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass against the Virginia Cavaliers with twelve seconds left in the fourth quarter at Scott Stadium. The Fighting Irish won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

An Unlikely Hero

The 2015 Notre Dame football season was to be one of perseverance at the quarterback position.