Wimbush apparently has some sort of foot injury which might keep him out of this contest. He already has arm problems in that he really can’t throw that well.
The key to defending Wimbush is rushing him up the middle and taking out the right rollout. He can’t pass at all rolling out to his left.
If for some reason the ND rushing game stalls and Wimbush has to run – he’s just going to aggravate his foot more, but Kelly would start him even if he had a broken leg.
This game is a perfect opportunity to find out what Ian Book has. North Carolina 1-4 really has nothing and ND should finish in the 40’s.
NC is all banged up with injuries and lost all their good players to the NFL. So give Book an opportunity – so far he looks like a much better passer than Wimbush. Wimbush should go to a Passing Coach in the off week.
Regardless ND should run all over NC at least 300+ yds and coast to a win after a tight 1st Quarter.
Notre Dame 45 North Carolina 17
Here is the Brian Kelly pre game press conference: