Kelly Confident QB Golson Will be Better Vs. Miami

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he sees quarterback Everett Golson developing in practice every day.

Kelly says Golson is learning how to effectively communicate and how to lead. But he’s struggled at times and is 98th in the nation in pass efficiency. He has played well at times, but not great.

Offensive coordinator Chuck Martin said the struggles Golson is facing aren’t unusual for a sophomore who didn’t play as a freshman, saying the coaching staff didn’t expect Golson to be great this year.

Golson and the ninth-ranked Irish (4-0) will play Miami (4-1) on Saturday night in Chicago. The Hurricanes are ranked 114th in the nation in total defense.

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