Marcus Freeman addresses possibility of Notre Dame adding a QB in transfer portal for 2023
Marcus Freeman will use the remaining 9 games on the schedule to evaluate Notre Dame’s quarterback situation moving forward.
For the foreseeable future, Notre Dame will be sticking with Drew Pyne as the starting quarterback. Pyne replaced Tyler Buchner following a season-ending injury that happened in the Week 2 loss to Marshall.
The next 2 months will decide Notre Dame’s plans at quarterback. Freeman will evaluate the position after the season.
“We’ll talk about it after the season,” Freeman said on Monday. “Will see where Tyler Buchner is coming back from injury… We still have 9 guaranteed games in front of us to evaluate Drew [Pyne] and Steve Angeli.”
Freeman did not rule out the possibility of finding a transfer quarterback or recruiting a high school quarterback.
“If that’s a position of need that we need to go and get a high school quarterback, a transfer quarterback, we’ll definitely evaluate that after the season.”
Here’s a clip of Freeman’s comments:
WATCH: Marcus Freeman on the possibility of adding a QB via transfer portal: Says it depends on several factors, including Tyler Buchner’s recovery from left shoulder surgery. #NDFootball pic.twitter.com/JXqXmjU2pe
— Mike BerardinoNDI (@MikeBerardino) September 19, 2022
Pyne helped Notre Dame secure its first victory of the season in Saturday’s win over California. Pyne passed for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. If Notre Dame is not happy with Pyne’s production, Angeli and Ron Powlus III could see playing time at the end of the season.
Buchner’s return in 2023 could factor into Notre Dame’s decision on bringing in a quarterback from outside of the program. Notre Dame has not been opposed to bringing in transfers and recruits in the past.
Notre Dame will have another game against North Carolina on Saturday to form an opinion on Pyne and the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster.