Ian Book ready for Clemson rematch
Notre Dame has coined Ian Book’s career, The Book of Ian, but the final chapter of his Notre Dame story hasn’t been completed yet. As the team faces Clemson on Saturday, Book says he is ready.
“He came up to me and said it’s your game to win. You deserve it and it’s time,” Book said.
Brian Kelly’s confidence in Book didn’t just start on November 7th after a then-career defining win over Clemson, it was only solidified.
En route to becoming the all-time winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history, Book has had moments of brilliance starting with that play against LSU in the 2018 Citrus Bowl.
Nine months later was his first start, a break out performance on the road against wake forest.
This is Book’s first undefeated regular season at the helm of the Irish.
In the college football playoff against Clemson, Book had one of his worst days at quarterback finishing 17 for 34 with no touchdowns and an interception.
But he stayed hungry and humble, hoping one day to get another shot at the Tigers.
On November 7th in South Bend with Trevor Lawrence sidelined because of COVID 19, Book engineered one of the greatest wins in Notre Dame history.
His career record is undisputed 30 and 3.
He never lost at Notre Dame Stadium 24 and 0.
His Irish hold the longest win streak at 16 games.
But for the El Dorado Hills native, he knows his legacy at Notre Dame may come down to the greatest measuring stick of all - a national championship.
The road to the championship starts Saturday when Notre Dame takes on Clemson.