Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 8, 2018*

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 12 of 55 OCT. 8, 2018 13 THEY SAID IT "Kansas City must start rebuilding their defense and Tillery adds a big body up front that is capable of getting after the quarterback. He's currently second among interior defensive linemen with a 90.7 pass-rush grade." — Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus having Irish defensive lineman JERRY TILLERY selected in the website's first 2019 NFL Mock Draft at No. 30 overall "The junior quarterback [Ian Book] injected some life into Notre Dame's offense, throwing for 325 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for three more scores in the Fighting Irish's 56-27 pummeling of Wake Forest. Coach Brian Kelly changed quarterbacks after Notre Dame slogged its way through one-possession defeats of Michigan, Vanderbilt and Ball State. The decision paid off spectacularly as the Irish had little trouble with a game that looked as if it might be tricky." — The Washington Post's Patrick Stevens on Ian Book being a winner in week four of the college season "After a week with few major changes at the top of our college football rankings, Notre Dame made enough of an impression in its 56-27 win against Wake Forest to move up nearly a handful of spots and crack the top 10 in the CBS Sports 129, our comprehensive ranking of every FBS team. "The result was notable not only for its score but for Brian Kelly's decision to start Ian Book at quarterback instead of Brandon Wimbush. Book completed 25 of 34 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns in the win, the most passing yards for a Notre Dame quarterback since DeShone Kizer threw for 471 yards against Syracuse in 2016. Kelly maintains that Wimbush will continue to contribute, but Book energized a passing attack that will be necessary for Notre Dame to make a College Football Playoff run in 2018." — Chip Patterson of on why Notre Dame moved into the top 10 of the site's rankings of every college football team "One of the things on tape everybody said [in college], 'This guy is the best pulling guard, ever.' You can see that, man. It just shows up all over the tape." — Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich on guard Quenton Nelson OF THE WEEK "I am not defeated .. for I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength .. !! #GoIrish #BeatCards." Notre Dame freshman defensive lineman Ja'Mion Franklin (@Jamion_Franklin) on Sept. 25 following news of his quad tendon injury that will force him to miss the rest of the season PHOTO BY ANGELA DRISKELL UNDER THE DOME YOU DON'T WAIT FOR MAIL DELIVERY! HAVE TO The digital edition of Blue & Gold Illustrated is available Sundays at The Blue & Gold Illustrated digital edition includes all the great content you find in your print edition, plus: ✦ Searchable archive ✦ Downloadable PDFs ✦ Available on computers and tablets Visit for the latest issue every Sunday! It's already part of your subscription! PLUS: The Blue Gold Report Midweek Update! • Emailed Every Pre-Game Wednesday • Depth Charts And Rosters For Both Teams • Updated Statistics • Columns and Much More! • Can be viewed on your computer, phone or tablet, or printed out to read later. To receive notifications, please send your email address to: Customer Service: 1-800-421-7751

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