Jack Coan admits it will likely be a bit of peculiar this Saturday when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on his earlier crew, No. 18 Wisconsin, at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

“It’s definitely going to be weird,” the 22-year-old grad change quarterback talked about. “It’s going to be a lot of my friends I’m going to be playing against, guys I still talk to today. But at the end of the day, it’s just another football game and I like to think I won’t get more excited for one game than the next.”

“To be honest they do everything well on defense,” he talked about. “In my four years there it felt like whenever the offense gave up the ball, the defense was there getting a stop. It’s been one of the best defenses in the country. (Defensive coordinator Jim) Leonhard does an amazing job with them. It will be a huge challenge for us. I went against the defense in practice for four years, so I know what they like to do.”

Leonhard frequently thought-about Coan a fast learner.

“He was a guy who could see it on tape; he was a guy who could talk it and then (go) apply it on the field,” Leonhard talked about. “And that’s what I see (from Coan at Notre Dame). He’s just got to have one bad game this year. Outside of that, I wish him the best.”