SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he doesn't have a timetable for picking a starting quarterback as the Fighting Irish prepare to open practice on Saturday.

Kelly says the only thing for certain about the competition between DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire is he doesn't expect them to be on the field at the same time. He wasn't willing to rule out much more than that Friday.

Kelly said depth at quarterback is what leads him to believe the Irish can vie for a playoff spot this season despite losing experience at receiver and along the offensive line.

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Kelly isn't worried that letting the competition continue could hurt the offense, saying the pair aren't that different and he knows what he wants the offense to look like.