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DeShone Kizer Starts Against Texas, Onwualu wears #1

The kickoff tells the tale.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Texas Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

DeShone Kizer gets the start over Malik Zaire at quarterback, but Brian Kelly is still determined to play both players.

James Onwualu gets to wear the now coveted #1 jersey. Earlier in camp, it was announced that this would be the new policy for the #1 jersey. James Onwualu is a captain, and the linebacker is promed for a big year.

Notre Dame is leaning on its veterans on offensive to lead them to a victory over Texas. Perhaps this has been the plan from Brian Kelly for a while now, but he kept the secret pretty close and nothing concrete was ever leaked.

Kizer lead the Irish to a 10-3 season after Malik Zaire went out for the season with a leg injury in Notre Dame’s game against Virginia.

It will be interesting to see just how these reps are divided out for the rest of the game against the Horns.