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Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) said that he's back to full health.

Full steam ahead for Saturday's monster showdown with USC. Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said earlier in the practice week that there are "no questions" on the health front for Wimbush. He sat out against North Carolina prior to the bye week due to a foot injury sustained against Miami (OH). Ian Book took that start, but will slide into his customary backup role with Wimbush set to return this weekend.
Oct 18 - 5:50 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly ruled out redshirt sophomore DT Elijah Taylor (foot) for the season.

Taylor suffered a Lisfranc foot fracture in spring practice. The Irish thought they'd get him back in time for fall camp, but Kelly indicated that the injury hasn’t healed as expected.
Oct 18 - 4:04 PM

Irish Illustrated is reporting that Notre Dame senior LB Greer Martini suffered a meniscus injury during practice last week and could miss a month.

A starter and a senior captain, Martini reportedly suffered a rare bye week injury. It couldn't have come at a worse time, as Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones and USC is coming to town on Saturday. Martini ranks third on the team with 39 tackles and leads the Irish with two forced fumbles. If Martini is indeed shelved, junior Te’von Coney is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Source: 247 Sports
Oct 17 - 5:00 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly deemed redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) 100-percent for this weekend's game against USC.

Wimbush (6'1/228) injured his foot in last month's victory over Miami (OH). "There are no questions about his health," Kelly said, "he's 100-percent." Wimbush missed the UNC game two weeks ago with his foot injury. Luckily, the Irish were on bye last week, giving him an extra week to heal in advance of the marquee tilt with the Trojans.
Oct 17 - 1:21 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) was working with the first-team offense on Thursday.

Wimbush sat out against North Carolina this past weekend, with Ian Book starting in his place. The Irish are off on bye this week, giving the redshirt sophomore plenty of time to recover before their huge showdown with USC a week from Saturday. No starter for that contest against the Trojans has been named at this early juncture, but barring a setback, Wimbush looks to be tracking in the right direction to return to action.
Oct 12 - 5:57 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said that he expects that redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) to take first-team reps in practice on Wednesday.

Wimbush ceded Saturday's start against North Carolina to Ian Book due to a foot injury sustained the previous weekend. It sounds like the Irish will play matters cautiously with the redshirt sophomore early in the practice week before ramping up his work as health allows. Helping Wimbush's outlook considerably, here, is that Notre Dame is off on bye next weekend.
Oct 8 - 2:45 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams rushed for 118 yards a touchdown on 13 carries in Saturday's 33-10 win over UNC.

After the game, HC Brian Kelly said Josh Adams was limited after halftime because he was suffering from dehydration. Were it not for that, Adams, who ran for 100 yards by halftime (the fourth time in six games he's done that), would have challenged 200 yards on the ground. His biggest play was a 73-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter to give Notre Dame a 14-0 advantage. With this showing, Adams is now No. 7 on Notre Dame's all-time rushing list. Adams has been one of the nation's best backs this fall. The only concern is his health. He battled an ankle injury earlier this season, seasonal allergies earlier this week, and dehydration this afternoon.
Oct 7 - 8:08 PM

Notre Dame redshirt freshman QB Ian Book went 17-for-31 for 146 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 33-10 win over UNC.

Notre Dame was without starting QB Brandon Wimbush, who's rehabbing a right foot injury. Book was a little wild early, but he settled down to ride out the easy win over the Tar Heels. Fortunately for Wimbush and the Irish, they're on bye next week. Coming up in two weeks, a must-see matchup against USC in South Bend. Get your popcorn ready.
Oct 7 - 7:56 PM

Notre Dame sophomore QB Ian Book will start Saturday's game against North Carolina.

While regular starter Brandon Wimbush (foot) will be available for Saturday's contest, Book draws the start -- the first of his collegiate career. Rivals ranked the 6-foot-1, 208-pounder as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class. He has yet to attempt a pass with the Irish.
Oct 7 - 3:27 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah reports that NFL scouts view Notre Dame redshirt junior G Quenton Nelson as a "better pro prospect" than teammate Mike McGlinchey.

"A scout told me Nelson was by far the best player he's studied this fall," Jeremiah wrote. The analyst passed along that while Nelson is most often compared to Zack Martin, the Fighting Irish guard reminds him of David DeCastro coming out of Stanford. "Nelson isn't quite as athletic in space as Martin, but he does play with the same finishing mentality," Jeremiah wrote. "He's a plug-and-play NFL starter and should have a long, successful pro career."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 6 - 5:19 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) will play on Saturday against North Carolina, but did not name him the starter.

Wimbush (6'1/228) injured his foot in the victory over Miami (OH), and was deemed day-to-day by Irish HC Brian Kelly. If Wimbush isn't able to start, sophomore QB Ian Book will get the start against the 1-4 Tar Heels on Saturday.
Oct 5 - 9:20 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) should be able to play in Saturday's game against North Carolina in some capacity.

Wimbush is dealing with a sore foot sustained during Saturday's blowout win over Miami (OH). He has since undergone an MRI and an X-ray, both of which returned negative. The Irish have understandably been playing things safe with Wimbush this week in an effort to preserve the redshirt sophomore's health, but he was able to practice on Thursday and has been making positive strides on the health front in the leadup to Saturday's showdown with the Tar Heels. Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly indicated that Wimbush should be able to play in the contest, though whether he or sophomore QB Ian Book starts remains to be seen.
Oct 5 - 6:11 PM

Notre Dame sophomore WR Chase Claypool is listed with the first team on the depth chart in advance of this weekend's game against North Carolina.

Though Claypool has been the clear second-banana to junior Equanimeous St. Brown among the team's wideouts, he actually hadn't been listed as a starter until now. That will continue to be the case now that Claypool's position in the hierarchy is official. "We feel a little bit more comfortable on the perimeter with Claypool and [St. Brown]," HC Brian Kelly said after the blowout victory over Miami (OH) on Saturday. "We’re still a work in progress with some of the other receivers. … We’re still evolving. We’re getting closer, but no, I’m not ready to tell you that we’re solid in our first three guys yet." The 6-foot-4, 228-pound Claypool has seven catches for 80 yards this season. Last year, he had five catches for 81 yards as a freshman.
Oct 4 - 4:42 PM

Notre Dame sophomore QB Ian Book would start against North Carolina on Saturday if redshirt sophomore Brandon Wimbush (foot) is unable to play.

Book (6'1/208) ranked as Rivals' No. 14 pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2016 class. He served as the Irish's fourth-stringer last season and has yet to see any game time. We should have a better idea of who will draw the start for Notre Dame later in the practice week. Wimbush is currently considered day-to-day.
Source: Scout.com
Oct 3 - 7:07 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said he will be "cautious" with redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (foot) this week, and deemed his quarterback "day-to-day" in advance of Saturday's game versus UNC.

"I think we’ll take it day to day," Kelly said. "He experienced some foot soreness after the game." Wimbush suffered a foot injury last weekend in the rout of Miami (Ohio). He played the first three quarters and didn't appear hampered. Wimbush was pulled with the game well out of hand. Kelly said the injury occurred during the game but couldn't say on which play. Wimbush was fitted for a walking boot and placed on crutches. His MRI and X-Ray on the foot both came back clean. Kelly said Wimbush has since ditched the crutches, though he didn't specific if Wimbush will practice on Tuesday. Sophomore Ian Book would make his first career start against the Heels if Wimbush can't go.
Source: Scout
Oct 3 - 3:51 PM


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