Latest Ian Book News

Kelly stays in-house: Rees named Notre Dame O-coordinator

Jan. 14, 2020 6:27 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tom Rees has been promoted to offensive coordinator and Lance Taylor is moving up to run game coordinator in a shuffling of the Notre Dame football staff by coach Brian Kelly. Rees is a former quarterback for Kelly at Notre Dame and had been the quarterbacks coach the past three...

Notre Dame's Kmet changes mind, declares for NFL draft

Jan. 2, 2020 6:31 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Cole Kmet is the latest Notre Dame player to give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, changing his mind after saying in November that he intended to return. The tight end announced his decision Thursday on Twitter, joining running back Tony Jones Jr. and safety...

Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. (6) shoves aside Iowa State defensive back Tayvonn Kyle (10) as Jones is on his way to a touchdown during the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Jones, Gilman forego final years at Notre Dame for NFL draft

Jan. 1, 2020 10:50 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) (AP) — Running back Tony Jones Jr. became the second player for No. 14 Notre Dame to forego his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Jones made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. On Monday, senior safety Alohi Gilman declared for the draft, which is April 23-25. The...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Book plans to return to quarterback Irish in 2020 season

Dec. 30, 2019 2:14 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One Notre Dame offensive standout is planning to return to school. It remains to be seen if another will join him. Quarterback Ian Book posted on his Instagram and Twitter accounts that he plans to be back for the 2020 season. Book posted a signed picture taken from Notre...

Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) catches a pass in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

No. 14 Notre Dame routs Iowa State in Camping World Bowl

Dec. 28, 2019 6:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion that No. 14 Notre Dame didn't have anything to play for in the Camping World Bowl. A year removed from an appearance in the CFP national semifinals, the Fighting Irish closed out another double-digit win season with arguably their best all-around performance in a...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book passes against Stanford in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Notre Dame eyes strong finish vs Iowa State in bowl matchup

Dec. 27, 2019 2:12 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No team coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff semifinals begins the next season with a goal of reaching the Camping World Bowl. No. 14 Notre Dame (10-2, No. 15 CFP) welcomes the opportunity to play Iowa State (7-5) on Saturday, though, and the upset-minded Cyclones...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 14 Notre Dame and Iowa State meet in Camping World Bowl

Dec. 27, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Camping World Bowl: No. 14 Notre Dame (10-2, Independent) vs. Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12), Saturday at noon EST (ABC). Line: Notre Dame by 3 1/2. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Notre Dame is looking to the end the season with a six-game winning streak following a 45-14 loss at Michigan on...

Kelly: No. 14 Notre Dame focused on Iowa State

Dec. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly need not worry that No. 14 Notre Dame isn’t focused on Iowa State, its opponent next Saturday in the Camping World Bowl. After a week of final exams, his Fighting Irish (10-2) aren’t taking Matt Campbell’s Cyclones (7-5) lightly. “I think...

Kelly's Irish open bowl practice without offensive coordinator,

Dec. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly said No. 14 Notre Dame will concentrate on its Camping World Bowl game against Iowa State before addressing the vacancy at offensive coordinator. Chip Long, who held the position the past three seasons, and Kelly mutually parted ways Wednesday. Although Kelly...

Notre Dame's Chase Claypool (83) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Notre Dame faces Iowa State in Camping World Bowl       

Dec. 8, 2019 5:35 PM EST

Notre Dame (10-2) vs Iowa State (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 28, 12 p.m. ET LOCATION: Orlando, Florida TOP PLAYERS Notre Dame: QB Ian Book ranks sixth nationally with 33 touchdown passes. Iowa State: QB Brock Purdy ranks fourth nationally in passing yards with 3,760 on the year and ninth nationally with 27 TD passes....