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Niumatalolo thinks Irish can Book postseason

Niumatalolo thinks Irish can Book postseason

A week ago Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, while studying video to face Notre Dame, judged Irish quarterback Ian Book a dynamic difference between coach Brian Kelly’s 2018 team and recent seasons. Well, now what does he think? With a chance to see Notre Dame (8-0) up close in the...

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...

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...

The book on Notre Dame QB Ian Book

The book on Notre Dame QB Ian Book

One Notre Dame spring game optic that went largely overlooked was backup quarterback Ian Book’s media availability. He answered questions for nearly 10 minutes in a room reserved for coaches and stars perched upon thrones.Backup quarterbacks are to be seen, not heard. And that...

So many Notre Dame questions surround Wimbush

So many Notre Dame questions surround Wimbush

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush didn’t look the part of a clear No. 1 in last weekend’s spring game, but make no mistake: Brian Kelly is committed to developing him to lead the Irish from the abyss of last year’s 4-8 record.The Notre Dame coach wrapped up his thoughts on...

Brandon Wimbush gains needed work in spring game

Brandon Wimbush gains needed work in spring game

Plenty of stats from Notre Dame’s Blue-and-Gold spring game stood out from the Gold defeating the Blue on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium, 27-14.For a defense that ranked 117th in the nation in sacks with 14 in 12 games, there were 11 sacks overall. The Gold defense recorded seven...

Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name

Tommy Rees has longer title with shorter name

t’s easier to yell at a college quarterback named Tommy than a 24-year-old quarterback coach who goes by Tom. That distinction should allow the new Notre Dame quarterback coach to help his pupils grow.Tommy Rees was the Notre Dame QB from 2010 to 2013. He endured tongue-lashings...