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Malik Zaire ready to lead as Notre Dame's starting quarterback

Malik Zaire ready to lead as Notre Dame's starting quarterback

SOUTH BEND — Malik Zaire waited for an opportunity beyond mop-up duty. It came in last year's regular-season finale at USC. Zaire replaced an ineffective Everett Golson at quarterback in the second quarter. On his second play, he completed a 49-yard pass to Will Fuller. The next play, Zaire scored on an 11-yard run. While it didn't do much to the final outcome, with the Trojans winning 49-14, the sequence served as a turning point for Zaire. And Notre Dame. Zaire earned his first start in the Irish's next game, the Music City Bowl against LSU. He'll make his second start in the team's season opener Saturday against Texas. "I'm more...

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