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Coach Kelly confident in Brandon Wimbush as quarterback for opener

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly stressed the importance of competition this off season while speaking at his first press conference of fall training camp on Thursday.

He says for 8 weeks there was no depth chart at all, but the position there's no question about is the quarterback.

Brandon Wimbush is the clear-cut starter for the season opener against Michigan.

He earned that position by working on his confidence and fundamentals this off season.

"When he's confident, there's nobody that will stop this offense because everybody believe in Brandon Wimbush. If he walks out there and he's confident in what he's doing, he has the Larry Bird effect on everybody. Where everybody raises their play because when Brandon's confident we've seen what happens," Coach Kelly said.

Ian Book is the backup quarterback and freshman Phil Jurkovec is third string.

The distribution of reps begins Friday with the opening of fall training camp at Culver Academy.

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