Notre Dame QB Ian Book delivers big effort after big decision

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A big move at a big moment was a big deal for a couple of days around the No. 8 Notre Dame football team.

Even the head coach admitted that he had a restless night’s sleep Friday back at the Greensboro Airport Marriott, wondering if it was the right time for a change. At quarterback. For an undefeated team.

Big move. Bold move.

Should Brian Kelly stick with Brandon Wimbush, who helped the Irish grind out three close victories to open the season? Or should Kelly go with Book, a backup in name only, a guy who prepares each day as if he’s the starter?

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Ian Book became Notre Dame’s starting quarterback in the fourth game of the season at Wake Forest. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN