Notre Dame new QB Sam Hartman was the star of the spring game.
Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman moved the ball efficiently in leading the Fighting Irish to 21 points. He went 13-of-16 of 189 yards for two touchdowns and a rushing touchdown.
Hartman led the Gold team into the end zone on three of his four drives.
Fighting Irish Head Coach Marcus Freeman said he anticipates the QB battle between Hartman and incumbent starter Tyler Buchner could extend deep into training camp due to Buchner’s familiarity with the offense.
Hartman appeared in 48 games from 2018-22 Wake Forest. He was 944-of-1,597 (59.1 percent) for 12,967 yards, 110 touchdowns and 41 interceptions.
Notre Dame got off to a rough start for 2022 season. After losing its first two games, including a home loss to Marshall, Notre Dame went 9-2 over its final 11 games, including a 45-38 Gator Bowl win against South Carolina.
Freeman has the Fighting Irish heading in the right direction, and with Hartman at QB, the 2023 season could be a very successful one.
Notre Dame QB Sam Hartman. Photo courtsey of Tyler Horka – Twitter