Buchner, who started his soccer profession with the Fighting Irish and was the beginning quarterback to start the 2022 season, has but to formally enter the switch portal however announced Wednesday on social media that he’ll return to Notre Dame and earn his diploma in Might. He transferred to Alabama following spring apply earlier this 12 months and reunited with offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.
“I will be persevering with my preliminary dedication to Alabama Soccer by the playoff and ending what I began,” Buchner wrote on X. “I can not thank everybody sufficient for his or her continued assist.”
Buchner began for Alabama in Week 3 at South Florida however struggled, finishing 5 of 14 passes for 34 yards. Jalen Milroe regained the beginning job the next week and helped Alabama to an SEC title and a playoff berth. The fourth-seeded Crimson Tide will tackle No. 1 Michigan within the CFP Semifinal on the Rose Bowl Sport introduced by Prudential on Jan. 1.
A San Diego native, Buchner had 949 passing yards with six touchdowns and eight interceptions in two years at Notre Dame. After struggling an harm in a Week 2 loss to Marshall in 2022, he returned to assist Notre Dame to a Gator Bowl win over South Carolina, passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns.
Buchner was a standout lacrosse midfielder in highschool. Notre Dame received its first nationwide title in lacrosse in Might and can start its 2024 season in February.
Buchner follows Drew Pyne, one other former Notre Dame QB who not too long ago performed for Arizona State, in returning to the Irish. Pyne additionally needs to graduate however will not play soccer once more till after he leaves Notre Dame.