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The Irish stars finally align for Ian Book

The Irish stars finally align for Ian Book

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly no longer has to explain away speculation he settled for Ian Book as a Plan B recruit. Not after Book's third-straight win as a starter that has lifted the Irish into the College Football Playoff picture.The stars have finally aligned for Notre Dame...

New look to old quarterback competition

New look to old quarterback competition

This time a year ago Notre Dame wrapped up spring football with head coach Brian Kelly asserting Brandon Wimbush was his starting quarterback. He wanted to tamp down any conversation of competition with backup Ian Book.Kelly still says Wimbush is his starter following Saturday’s...

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

The No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish manhandled a top-15 opponent for the second straight week and improved to 7-1 with their sixth consecutive victory.This time Notre Dame defeated the No. 14 North Carolina State Wolfpack 35-14 on Saturday in South...

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as No. 14 North Carolina State (6-1) travels to face the No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in South Bend.Following through: Earlier in the week, Notre Dame football posted...

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s rout of USC last week changed more than the Irish’s national ranking with a climb into the top 10. The Irish are no longer underrated.Old Notre Dame historically has received the benefit of doubt if not overrated, but a 5-1 start...

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

The No. 13-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued to force their way into the College Football Playoff conversation.The Irish (6-1) routed the No. 11 USC Trojans (6-2) Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium, 49-14. It was Notre Dame’s fifth straight win...

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) play No. 11 USC (6-1) in the 82nd renewal of their fabled rivalry. The teams meet at 7:40 p.m. ET Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.Brandon Wimbush’s health: Notre Dame...

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

Stand up, Doug Flutie and Russell Wilson. No, really, stand up. After all, you two have been the model for short pro-style quarterbacks in college and the NFL.You should applaud Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly; same with former offensive coordinator Mike Sanford...

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame defeated North Carolina 33-10 in intermittent rain on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The victory propelled the 5-1 Irish into a bye week with needed rest for quarterback Brandon Wimbush’s injured ankle.Ian Book replaced Wimbush to lead the...

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Here are five key storylines to watch when Notre Dame (4-1) meets North Carolina (1-4) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. The Irish are ranked tied for No. 21 with Florida in the Associated Press poll and are No. 22 in the USA Today rankings.BRANDON...