QB Jack Coan Transfers from Wisconsin to Notre Dame

Jack Coan with Wisconsin in 2020. Photo by Peter B Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock (10516431g)

After missing the 2020 college season due to a foot injury, quarterback Jack Coan decided for a change of scenery. The 21-year-old athlete announced on Monday that he’s leaving Wisconsin and will transfer to Notre Dame.

Coan, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal in December with one season of eligibility, confirmed the news on social media.

Coan started 18 games for Wisconsin in 2018 and 2019, leading the Badgers to a 12-6 record. He threw for 3,242 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in those two seasons. The 21-year-old QB was especially successful in 2019, completing 69.6 percent of his passes while leading the program to the Big Ten West Division title.

Coan won’t be guaranteed a starting job at Notre Dame, but there is a good chance he’ll end up getting it regardless. The Fighting Irish will most likely lose current starter Ian Book to the NFL next year while backups Drew Pyne and Brendon Clark lack experience.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, will most likely move on with Graham Mertz, who stepped in for Coan in 2020. Mertz started six games last year, recording three wins and three losses while throwing for 1,108 yards, eight TDs, and five interceptions.