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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...

Jurkovec chases western Pennsylvania QB roots

Jurkovec chases western Pennsylvania QB roots

Notre Dame celebrates a 4-star quarterback commitment as frequently as a new football season kicks off. In that respect, Phil Jurkovec is simply the latest on an annual list.But there is more to identify Jurkovec, who is committed to the Irish’s Class of 2018. This...

Notre Dame QB commit long on the rise

Notre Dame QB commit long on the rise

A pattern developed early among coaches who evaluated Phil Jurkovec’s quarterback skills. They quickly concluded he possesses talent and presence for the next level.The first to notice was his high school football coach at Pine-Richland in Gibsonia, Pa., 17 miles from...

Notre Dame recruiting better than expected

Notre Dame recruiting better than expected

At the same time Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly tries to reassure his 2018 recruiting targets there are bright days ahead, he finds himself on the hot seat.The obstacles his sales pitch must overcome include last fall’s 4-8 record. The preseason No. 10-ranked Irish dropped out of...