Marcus Freeman has picked his starting quarterback. Sophomore and former four-star recruit Tyler Buchner is getting the nod.
Freeman made it official with a special announcement this Saturday morning. He's clearly confident Buchner can lead Notre Dame on a memorable season.
Buchner appeared in 10 games last season. He had 336 yards rushing, 298 yards passing and six total touchdowns with three picks.
The former four-star recruit out of La Jolla, Calif. is a true dual-threat quarterback. He's also clear leader, as Freeman referred to his new starting quarterback as a true "alpha male" in the locker room.
Can Tyler Buchner be the next Notre Dame great?
"Sophomore Tyler Buchner named Notre Dame’s starting quarterback. Irish open season Sept. 3 at Ohio State," said Brett McMurphy.
"Tommy Rees asked what he saw in Tyler Buchner in recruiting that made him think that he could ultimately be a starting quarterback at Notre Dame. 'Talent,'" said Rees, via Pete Sampson.
"Tyler Buchner has won the QB competition at Notre Dame. He'll be the starter against Ohio State in the opener. He was a backup as a freshman in 2021," said Bill Rabinowitz.
"BREAKING: Head Coach Marcus Freeman has officially named Tyler Buchner as the starting quarterback for Notre Dame," said Notre Dame Prime.
"Notre Dame announces sophomore Tyler Buchner, a dual-threat talent, is their starting QB. He completed 21-of-35 passes for 298 yards last year and ran for 336 more. The Irish open the season at Ohio State," wrote Bruce Feldman.
Notre Dame's gonna find out rather quickly what Tyler Buchner is capable. He'll make his starting debut on Sept. 3 against the Buckeyes of Ohio State at The Shoe.