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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...

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson reached the midpoint of the regular season unbeaten, but the Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest was tougher to come by than previous wins.The second-ranked Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) won 28-14 over upstart Wake Forest (4-2, 0-2 ACC...

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...

Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy

Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy

Notre Dame remains perfect in the red zone, scoring on all 22 opportunities. The Irish have converted 11 turnovers into 70 points. That’s teamwork on both sides of the ball worth 14 points a game to boost a 4-1 start and return to the Top 25.Among a growing list of stars,...

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...

Two schools honored but only one winner

Two schools honored but only one winner

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish included mention of Ara Parseghian’s Miami of Ohio roots in an uplifting pregame tribute Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Sculptures of the College Football Hall of Fame coach stand on both campuses.Parseghian, who died in...

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford earned 4-star rankings coming out of national high school power St. Edward High in Lakewood, Ohio, but that’s not necessarily how he ended up at a school that collects 4-star recruits like a squirrel harvests nuts.Notre Dame...

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly is well-known for rubbing people the wrong way, but whatever you think of the embattled Notre Dame coach, he still has his players’ ears.The 2017 team message he planted in offseason workouts has grown throughout spring drills and fall camp, blossoming...

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Equanimeous St. Brown remembered he’s considered one of the top receivers in the nation on Saturday against Michigan State. The Notre Dame  junior caught a 41-yard pass to set up the Irish’s first touchdown.Offensive coordinator Chip Long found running back Dexter...