#12 Ian Book / Quarterback

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 200
  • Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
  • School: Oak Ridge
  • Composite Ranking:
  • National Ranking: 517
  • Positional Ranking: 20

Notre Dame Football 2019 Plays Of The Year

It’s awards season, folks! Forget the Heisman Trophy and the college football awards show and all that other fluff, the UHND awards are where it’s at for the Notre Dame football team. Even the team banquet; sure, it’s nice to ...

Key Matchups For Notre Dame Football To End Drought At Stanford

Entering their final regular-season game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have the opportunity to reach the 10-win threshold for the third year in a row and fourth time in five years. To do that, they have to defeat the 4-7 ...

Overreactions from Notre Dame’s Senior Day Rout of Boston College

Notre Dame capped off another season undefeated at home on Saturday with a 40-7 beating of Boston College that could have actually been a lot worse.  Notre Dame was sloppy at times and still beat the Eagles by 33 points ...

5 Things I Liked (The Most) in Notre Dame’s Rout of Navy

Notre Dame beat Navy the way that Notre Dame should beat Navy every year this past weekend.  The Irish were too much for the Midshipmen to keep up with on offense and the Notre Dame defense harassed Navy into multiple ...

Overreactions from Notre Dame Finally Beating Navy Like They Should

Notre Dame unleashed the kind of whooping on Navy on Saturday that we used to be used to seeing.  Over the last decade, though, we’ve rarely see Notre Dame handle the Midshipmen with as much ease as they did in ...

Notre Dame Football Is Finally Who We Thought They Were

Watching Notre Dame play the last couple of games feels like the kid in the movie Hook, who, through close inspection, finally recognizes Peter Pan. “Oh, there you are, offense.” Brian Kelly said the final drive against Virginia Tech unlocked ...

Key Matchups in Notre Dame’s Yearly Clash with Navy’s Triple Option

With three games remaining in the 2019 regular season, the Fighting Irish are seeking to close with a flourish and compete in a major bowl game. The first chance to improve on their 7-2 record comes this Saturday when they ...

Ian Book And Chris Finke Finding Their Games For Notre Dame

Is it a case of better late than never? The last couple of games for Notre Dame have offered glimpses into what Irish fans thought they’d see from the two skill position captains all season. The connection between Ian Book ...
Notre Dame WR Chris Finke

Overreactions from Notre Dame’s Most Complete Performance of the Year

Notre Dame responded to their last-minute victory over Virginia Tech with their more complete performances of the year.  They weren’t perfect, but they were better than we’ve seen them for much of the year last night on the road in ...

5 Things I Liked As Notre Dame Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat

Notre Dame won a football game yesterday with a game-winning, two-minute drive to keep their home winning streak intact and keep their (maybe dwindling) hopes of a New Year’s 6 bowl alive.  It was a frustrating afternoon for Notre Dame ...

Notre Dame Had < 8% Chance of Victory During Game Winning Drive

Down six points at home to an unranked team is never a place Notre Dame football wants to be in.  But there they were yesterday against Virginia Tech – an 18-point underdog.  With the ball at their own 20 yard-line ...
Notre Dame Quarterback Ian Book attempting a pass versus Michigan

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Doing The Right Thing Sticking By His Quarterback

Brian Kelly announced yesterday he is sticking by his starting quarterback, Ian Book. It’s unfortunate that it seems this is a yearly thing with the quarterbacks at Notre Dame. It’d be cool if we could just find one and be ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book

Brian Kelly Stands by Ian Book as Notre Dame’s Starting QB

Predictably, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was asked about the starting quarterback position for the Irish following the worst start of Ian Book’s career.  While Kelly acknowledged that Book did not play well in Notre Dame’s beatdown at the ...

Should Brain Kelly Consider a Quarterback Change to Ignite Notre Dame Offense?

Through three games last year, the Irish offense was stagnant.  With a powerful defense, Brian Kelly knew his team had a chance to be great, but he needed to ignite the offense.  So he made the bold move of benching ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book

Notre Dame Needed Its Captains to Step Up in 2019 and They Haven’t

So far there has been a lot of talk about identity and standards following the 45-14 debacle against Michigan. I suppose there is a place for that following this kind of performance. There are naturally big-picture questions about the program, ...