Book it! Kelly, Irish like what they’ve seen in returning QB

Football 04/11/19, 13:50

Ian Book came into spring practice with the idea of being out of his comfort zone.At a school that has produced its share of legendary quarterbacks, the 6-foot, 208-pound senior was told by coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chip Long to push the envelope."I want to make those even ...

Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3

Football 12/29/18, 19:50

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship game for the third time in four seasons.The Tigers (14-0) will play either No. 1 Alabama — for ...

No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame in playoff after QB switches

Football 12/27/18, 02:42

Clemson and Notre Dame weren't even a month into this season when they made unexpected quarterback switches while undefeated with seniors who had won a lot of games.Neither of those senior starters was even injured, but the Tigers and Fighting Irish decided to make early changes. Both teams are still ...

Wimbush preps as Notre Dame QB in CFP before maybe leaving

Football 12/26/18, 13:06

Brandon Wimbush is practicing with Notre Dame to be the No. 2 quarterback for the third-ranked Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl amid questions about his future with the team after the College Football Playoff.Several media reports say Wimbush has notified Notre Dame that he intends to transfer. The senior ...

Cotton Bowl Matchup

Football 12/02/18, 13:52

Clemson (13-0, ACC, No. 2 CFP) vs. Notre Dame (12-0, Independent, No. 3 CFP), Dec. 29 (ESPN)LOCATION: Arlington, Texas.TOP PLAYERSClemson: Sophomore RB Travis Etienne has 1,463 yards rushing with 21 TDs. He ran for 156 yards and two TDs on only 12 carries in the ACC championship game against Pitt.Notre ...

No. 3 Notre Dame rolls to 12-0 season, beats rival USC 24-17

Sports 11/24/18, 23:38

Ian Book passed for 352 yards, Dexter Williams went 52 yards on a go-ahead touchdown run and No. 3 Notre Dame completed an unbeaten regular season and likely secured a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 24-17 over longtime rival Southern California on Saturday night.Chris Finke caught an ...

No. 3 Notre Dame visits rival USC at brink of playoff berth

Football 11/23/18, 16:36

Notre Dame has reached the grand finale of its regular season without a defeat, surviving a perilous path from San Diego to the Bronx and back with its championship dreams intact.The remaining road before the No. 3 Fighting Irish is suddenly quite clear. With a win over struggling Southern California ...

No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

Sports 11/17/18, 18:02

Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff.The Fighting Irish held out ...

No. 3 Irish plan to start QB Book against No. 12 Syracuse

Football 11/11/18, 16:20

Ian Book's stay on No. 3 Notre Dame's sideline will be a short one.Coach Brian Kelly announced Sunday that the 6-foot, 208-pound junior quarterback, who led the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) to six straight victories before suffering a rib injury in Notre Dame's 31-21 victory at Northwestern two weeks ...

Backup QB Wimbush, defense help No. 3 Irish dominate FSU

Sports 11/11/18, 00:10

Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes, Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards and No. 3 Notre Dame took advantage of Florida State turnovers to rout Florida State 42-13 on a frosty Saturday night.With the temperature at 27 degrees — the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since ...

Teammates support Wimbush as No. 3 Irish welcome Seminoles

Football 11/09/18, 14:51

Sam Mustipher gets to run out of the home tunnel one final time for No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday night against Florida State.The graduate center just never thought he'd be snapping the ball to senior Brandon Wimbush again.With Ian Book nursing an injury, Wimbush is expected to be the ...

sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book

Sports 11/08/18, 12:18

Two people familiar with the decision say No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury.Book is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern, according to ...

Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

Football 11/03/18, 22:45

Ian Book threw for threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night.The Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 4 CFP) remained in line for a playoff spot and continued to ...

Book, Williams lead No. 3 Notre Dame over Navy, 44-22

Football 10/27/18, 23:36

Ian Book threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns, Dexter Williams ran for 142 yards and three scores and No. 3 Notre Dame overwhelmed Navy 44-22 on Saturday night to remain undefeated and in the playoff picture.JaFar Armstrong added a rushing touchdown for the Fighting Irish. They are 8-0 for ...

TE Mack part of Notre Dame’s open attack with Navy next

Football 10/26/18, 02:16

Alize Mack had a simple answer on his preparation for Navy."Just the details, really. Tightening up all the screws in our game, not getting lazy," he said. "It's the little things, footwork, slants, position blocking, staying low. Can't let those things slip later on in the season cause now the ...

Book, Boykin bailout No. 5 Notre Dame in 19-14 win vs Pitt

Football 10/13/18, 18:22

Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh 19-14 on Saturday.The Fighting Irish are 7-0 for the first time since 2012, the year they went to the BCS title game, ...

QB Ian Book starring for Irish after being lightly recruited

Football 10/11/18, 14:44

Eric Cavaliere has been watching Ian Book play football for over a decade, stretching back to when Book was 9 and Cavaliere was in attendance only because his daughter was a cheerleader.Cavaliere says he has seen almost every game Book's played since, be it live or on TV.For all the ...

Book, defense lead No. 8 Irish past No. 7 Cardinal

Sports 09/29/18, 23:42

Ian Book threw for four touchdowns and No. 8 Notre Dame's defense stifled Stanford to end a three-game losing streak to the Cardinal with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.Starting his second straight game, Book completed 24 of 33 passes for 278 yards, including an 8-yard TD to Miles Boykin. Boykin ...

Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn’t good enough, switch QBs

Football 09/22/18, 21:27

Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver.But sometimes good isn't good enough.No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at ...

No. 8 Notre Dame throws the Book at Wake Forest, wins 56-27

Football 09/22/18, 17:00

Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and No. 8 Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday.Book replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup and was 25 of 34 for 325 yards with touchdown passes covering 3 yards to Brock Wright and 7 yards to ...

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