DeShone Kizer, a redshirt freshman, has done a very nice job stepping in for Malik Zaire, leading Notre Dame to a 7-1 record and a top 10 ranking.
The last redshirt freshman to consistently start at quarterback for Notre Dame? Everett Golson.
Brian Kelly was asked to compare the two players today during his press conference. Here's what he had to say.
It's tough to argue with that, though Golson did help lead Notre Dame to the national championship game as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Both quarterbacks did or are doing things uncommon for a redshirt freshman QB.