It has been the talk everywhere the last few weeks. Defenders of Wimbush will yell you it’s the team and coaches around him. Fans clamoring over Book’s limited touches say it’s time for a change.
We finally got to see what Book was capable of this week as BK finally pulled the trigger and decided to make a QB change. Kelly said he lost some sleep sitting his starter with a 13-3 record as a starter. It’s almost unheard of for a team that is 3-0 and sitting in the top ten to make a QB change midseason. But that’s what happened and it seems to be for the better. Book completed 25 of his 34 passing attempts for 325 yards and two touchdowns. He added another three touchdowns on the ground to go along with 43 rushing yards as the Irish offense posted its highest point total and largest margin of victory on the season. The Irish offense as a whole benefited from Book’s play today, including redshirt freshman running back Jafar Armstrong, who ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
It was refreshing to see the offense move with purpose and beat a quality Wake Forest team. To add to the praise, 56 points was the most points scored by the Irish away from home since 2003. This will give the Wimbush defenders some pause because of Book’s performance.
Looking forward the Irish now have Stanford and Virginia Tech and as Kelly said, they weren’t playing winning football on offense. The quarterback situation seems to be solved for the short term as Book did something Wimbusg couldn’t. Beat a team they should beat convincingly.
As we look forward to next week, let us know what you think below about the QB controversy as the season continues.
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