AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The name of Air Force's starting quarterback doesn't scare Notre Dame nearly as much as the offensive scheme.
The Falcons (1-6, 0-5 Mountain West) have yet to announce which backup QB will be under center when they try to end a six-game slide on Saturday against the Fighting Irish (5-2).
It could be Nate Romine, a fourth stringer when the season began who's rapidly moved up the depth chart due to injuries and an academic ineligibility. Or it possibly may be Karson Roberts — the backup to the backup out of fall camp — as he returns from a concussion he suffered two weeks ago against San Diego State.
No matter, the Irish are simply preparing for the structure of Air Force's hard-to-defend triple-option offense, not so much the starter.