Tale of the Tape: Starting Quarterbacks – Drew Pyne vs. DJ Uiagalelei

We know many of you won’t like it, but barring a late development, Drew Pyne will start for Notre Dame against Clemson. The consensus of a vocal portion of the Irish’s fan base that has lost all faith in Pyne was made clear on Twitter as he struggled against Syracuse. But with that said, he did shine in a few moments during the game, and he has had those moments ever since he fell into the starting job. All you need to form your opinion about him is an open mind.

The Tigers come into this game with a quarterback controversy themselves. Despite a rough outing against the Orange two weeks ago, DJ Uiagalelei has retained Dabo Swinney’s faith in him, at least from what he said after the aforementioned outing. Besides all that current pressure to perform, he’ll be looking to exorcise the demons from when he started the Tigers’ 2020 loss at Notre Dame Stadium. Fortunately for him, Trevor Lawrence was back to erase much of that memory in the ACC title game a month later.

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