Notre Dame announced today that Drew Pyne will start for the injured Tyler Buchner.
Buchner suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the Irish’s 26-21 loss to Marshall.
Pyne appeared in the Marshall game as Notre Dame tried to stage a second half comeback. He finished 3-6 with a touchdown and an interception.
“You’re thrust into a leadership position when you’re a quarterback,” ND coach Marcus Freeman said Monday, “and you want people to be able to follow you not just through your actions, but maybe through your words and who you are as a leader.
“He’s a natural leader, has a lot of the natural QB traits that you’re looking for. I don’t see the offense changing extreme amounts.”