Update On Notre Dame QB Ian Book’s Availability For The Syracuse Game
October 26, 2019
CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame, with backup quarterback Brandon Wimbush at the helm, handled Florida State on Saturday night – prevailing 42-13 – to keep its undefeated campaign alive. But the Fighting Irish have a much tougher opponent this coming Saturday in Syracuse, and fans are wondering if they’ve have their starting signal-caller – Ian Book – back in the fold.In short, it’s looking good.Pete Sampson of The Athletic reports that “all signs” point to Book being ready for the game against the Orange. That’d be big news for a team looking to make the College Football Playoff for the first time.Book is dealing with an “upper body injury” – the school hasn’t offered much more on the exact nature of it.Asked Brian Kelly about Ian Book’s status for Syracuse. Offers a non-answer. So, we’ll see. Will be an ongoing question this week, obviously.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 11, 2018Follow up on Ian Book from @timprister and Brian Kelly clarifies.All signs point to Book being ready for Syracuse, per Kelly.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 11, 2018Notre Dame, with a 10-0 record, has just two games left on its schedule – against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium and on the road at rival USC. It’s a solid bet that if the Fighting Irish win those two games, they’ll be afforded a chance to play for it all in the College Football Playoff.Syracuse, meanwhile, is in the midst of a resurgent season under head coach Dino Babers. The Orange are 8-2 and will likely be ranked No. 12 in the country when the two squads meet.Book’s status will likely be a hot topic as the game gets closer. We’ll keep you updated.