Boston College (5-5) at No 15 Notre Dame (8-2, No. 16 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — If Chase Claypool and Ian Book continue connecting as they did Saturday in No. 16 Notre Dame’s 52-20 rout of No. 21 Navy, the hotel roommates may deserve a penthouse...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book trusted his legs to pick up chunks of yardage for No. 15 Notre Dame. The touchdowns came from his arm.
Book rushed for a career-best 139 yards and threw four...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book delivered the type of clutch, game-winning drive that can make Notre Dame fans forgive the quarterbacks' mistakes.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame survived upset-minded Southern California by staying grounded in chilly Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Southern California on the horizon for No. 9 Notre Dame, Brian Kelly wanted his team to show explosiveness against Bowling Green on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes Ian Book needs to be more decisive if the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish are going to find their identity on offense.
No. 18 Virginia (4-0) at No. 10 Notre Dame (2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When it came time for tight end Cole Kmet's season debut, Notre Dame skipped the hors d'oeuvres.
"We put him right in the frying pan," coach Brian Kelly...
The echoes have been slumbering at Notre Dame for more than two decades.
The Fighting Irish really need to make some new memories.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and No. 7 Notre Dame got some kinks out Saturday against New Mexico and now have No. 3 Georgia on their minds.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly decided to be proactive before No. 7 Notre Dame gets more than a wakeup call.
After viewing film of his team's lackluster 35-17 victory at Louisville and...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A week after the lackluster, season-opening 35-17 victory at Louisville, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wasn't going to pile on his team and, specifically, senior quarterback...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Briefly caught off guard by Louisville's intensity, Notre Dame turned up its energy as well to take control with big plays.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A discouraging end to an otherwise great 2018 season made for a long offseason for Notre Dame.
The No. 9 Fighting Irish will try to start another national championship...
No. 9 Notre Dame (12-1 last season) at Louisville (2-10), Monday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For Notre Dame to reach its second straight College Football Playoff, it may have to run the table behind quarterback Ian Book.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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,...
Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush says he is transferring to Central Florida, where he will be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer.
Wimbush announced on social media Monday he would attend UCF next season. He started 16 games for the Fighting Irish over the last two seasons, including the first three of 2018. Wimbush lost his starting job to Ian Book, but helped the Irish to a 12-0 regular season.
DALLAS (AP) — 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 without a loss and now in the College Football Playoff.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson (13-0, ACC, No. 2 CFP) vs. Notre Dame (12-0, Independent, No. 3 CFP), Dec. 29 (ESPN)
LOCATION: Arlington, Texas.
Clemson: 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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notre Dame's offensive skill players gathered on the sideline and looked up at an unfamiliar sight on the scoreboard. The Fighting Irish hadn't faced a double-digit deficit at any point in their perfect season before Southern California jumped to a 10-0 lead Saturday night.
With their national championship dreams suddenly in a wee bit of trouble, running back Dexter Williams spoke up.
"Somebody has got to make a play!" Williams shouted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 on Saturday night at the Coliseum, Notre Dame (11-0, No. 3 CFP) should secure a spot in the College Football Playoff.
NEW YORK (AP) — The band was an Aaron Judge moon shot away from the field, way up in the right-field bleachers of Yankee Stadium.
Still, the Fighting Irish lined up in the end zone/outfield and sang the alma mater — just as they would have at Notre Dame Stadium — after dispatching No. 12 Syracuse and putting themselves a step away from the College Football Playoff.
No. 12 Syracuse (8-2, No. 12 CFP) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0, No. 3 CFP), 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book should be back as the No. 1 quarterback for No. 3 Notre Dame this week.
Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday that Book, who missed Notre Dame's victory against Florida State on Saturday night with an upper body injury, is expected to practice Tuesday. If there are no setbacks, Book will reclaim his starting spot over Brandon Wimbush, Kelly said.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — On Senior Night at frosty Notre Dame Stadium, coach Brian Kelly couldn't have been happier for senior quarterback Brandon Wimbush in No. 3 Notre Dame's 42-13 victory over Florida State.
"Brandon wants to win for Notre Dame, for his teammates," Kelly said after the senior backup threw three first-half touchdowns and fellow senior Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards while the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) took advantage of two first-quarter turnovers by the Seminoles
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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 starting quarterback when the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP) face the Seminoles (4-5).
No. 3 Notre Dame is turning back to Brandon Wimbush to keep the Fighting Irish unbeaten.
Wimbush will start at quarterback against Florida State on Saturday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press, because Ian Book is nursing an upper body injury,
Irish coach Brian Kelly told reporters at his post-practice Thursday news conference that Book had been limited at practice with an upper body injury and who starts would be game-time decision. Kelly called Book day-to-day.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame looked as if it was running away with another victory, leading by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.
It turned out the Fighting Irish needed one more big dash to secure it.
Ian Book threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night.
No. 3 Notre Dame (8-0, No. 4 CFP) at Northwestern (5-3), 7:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame got off to an inauspicious start against Navy when top receiver Miles Boykin fumbled after a catch on the first play from scrimmage.
Turns out that was merely a hiccup.
"There's no point in thinking about what happened when you have the whole game ahead of you," said quarterback Ian Book, who was remarkably efficient in leading the Fighting Irish to a 44-22 win that kept them undefeated and in the playoff picture.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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 stakes are high."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin had a message for quarterback Ian Book after No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh.
"I told him winning is fun, but let's not win like this again," the 6-foot-4 Boykin said after he caught the game-winning, 35-yard touchdown pass from Book with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday to secure the 19-14 win.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and Miles Boykin, the heroes of Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl victory on New Year's Day, worked their magic once again and a stifling defensive line chipped in as the No. 8 Irish broke a three-game losing streak to No. 7 Stanford with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.
Book threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns, including an 8-yard TD to Boykin, who had career highs in receptions (11) and yardage (144).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Last year, Stanford made an in-season quarterback change, going to K.J. Costello late in the season to boost an offense that was relying too much on the running game and help the Cardinal surge a Pac-12 title game appearance.
This season, Notre Dame has made a similar move. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly did not wait as long as Cardinal coach David Shaw to make the switch, and he also is still playing it coy about how committed he is to last week's starter, Ian Book.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A quarterback change helped make No. 8 Notre Dame finally feel good about its offense again. Now the question is whether the Fighting Irish will stick with him this week against No. 7 Stanford.
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. 3 Clemson — though it's becoming more obvious the Tigers' best quarterback isn't the starter.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 Notre Dame threw the Book at Wake Forest.
Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in his first start of the season, leading the Fighting Irish past Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book started at quarterback for No. 8 Notre Dame in its game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
The redshirt sophomore replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup, two days after coach Brian Kelly sidestepped questions about making a change at the position.
No. 8 Notre Dame is looking for more big plays out of its offense. Wake Forest can't seem to stop giving them up.
The Fighting Irish hope to finally get things clicking Saturday when they visit the Demon Deacons.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After No. 8 Notre Dame went indoors to dodge raindrops for its final preparations for Saturday's game at Wake Forest, coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback.
In his final meeting with the media before the game, Kelly would not say that junior Ian Book would start against the Demon Deacons or even if he had drawn even with senior Brandon Wimbush, last year's primary starter and No. 1 through Notre Dame's 3-0 start at home.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Wimbush won't need to look over his shoulder Saturday night when No. 12 Notre Dame hosts No. 14 Michigan in the season opener for both teams.
Coach Brian Kelly reiterated the senior is his No. 1 quarterback.
"Brandon's our starter," Kelly said Tuesday. "We're going to go into the game that he needs to win the game for us."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — How quickly Brandon Wimbush forgets how his 2017 season ended could determine how successful Notre Dame is in 2018.
The senior understands what being the Notre Dame quarterback entails — the echoes of Bertelli, Lujack, Huarte, Theismann, Clements, Montana and Rice never end.
"When you play quarterback at the University of Notre Dame, there's not a bigger position in the country," Wimbush said. "You feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 13 Notre Dame will have quarterback Brandon Wimbush ready for Saturday night's home game against No. 11 Southern California
Coach Brian Kelly pronounced the junior "100 percent" on Tuesday after Wimbush missed the 33-10 win at North Carolina two weeks ago with a foot injury.
"There are no questions about his health so I think we can put that to rest in terms of how he is," Kelly said. "I know he wanted to play in the (North Carolina) game."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Thursday that he will wait until kickoff of Saturday's game at North Carolina to name his starting quarterback.
Junior Brandon Wimbush, who has led the 21st-ranked Irish to a 4-1 start, is still recovering from the right foot strain that has been bothering him since Notre Dame's 52-17 victory over Miami (Ohio) last Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 21 Notre Dame got encouraging news about injured quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who was expected to run in practice Wednesday after suffering a Grade 1 strain of his right foot.
Wimbush, whose foot was placed in a walking boot hours after he led Notre Dame to a 52-17 victory over Miami (Ohio) last Saturday, did some light work Tuesday. Sophomore Ian Book got most of the snaps with the No. 1 unit in preparation for Saturday's game at North Carolina (1-4).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Quarterback Brandon Wimbush has a walking boot on his right foot as No. 21 Notre Dame prepares for Saturday's game at North Carolina.
The injury to the 228-pound junior, who has guided the Irish to a 4-1 start, came to light at a mandatory Sunday check-in following Saturday's 52-17 home victory over Miami (Ohio). Wimbush later underwent a precautionary MRI and X-rays that revealed no structural or ligament damage.