Is there a more incompetent team than NC? I know just about the whole team is injured, but they must have a QB better than that guy. NC is set to lose every game left on their schedule.
Now to ND. Book was just OK in his debut 17/31 146 yards, 1 TD and 2 harmless picks. It would help if ND had a receivers coach – the guys we have are really mediocre at route running.
With a first time starter, an away game and weather, there was a hell of a lot more they could have done to help Ian Book out. Book, though has quite an arm! If he played more he could refine his game, but right now he is a much sharper passer than Wimbush.
He doesn’t have his wheels, but is an adequate runner. The big story is RB Deon McIntosh who put up 124 yards and 2 TD’s – not bad for a 4th stringer. Of course Josh Adams went over 100 yards again including a 72 yd TD run.
Play calling left a lot to be desired but we can rack that up to limiting things for Book.
The ND defense is playing with a lot more intensity than at any time last year.
Bye week and then the rough part of the schedule. We’ll then know what we really have on the OL and DL.
Here are the highlights:
Here is the Brian Kelly post game press conference: