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Draft Scout Brandon Wimbush News
01/29/19 - Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush says he is transferring to Central Florida, where he will be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer. Wimbush announced on social media Monday he would attend UCF next season. He started 16 games for the Fighting Irish over the last two seasons, including the first three of 2018. Wimbush lost his starting job to Ian Book, but helped the Irish to a 12-0 regular season. Wimbush passed for 2,606 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 1,155 yards and 16 scores at Notre Dame. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a severe leg injury in the regular-season finale last year and his return to football is uncertain. Darriel Mack Jr. stepped in for Milton and led the Knights to a conference championship. - AP College Football
08/29/18 - QB Brandon Wimbush will start for No. 12 Notre Dame in its opener against No. 14 Michigan on Saturday night in South Bend, Ind., head coach Brian Kelly confirmed on Wednesday.
Even though Wimbush started all but one game as the Irish went 10-3 last season, there has been speculation that backup quarterback Ian Book might have overtaken Wimbush. "Brandon's our starter," Kelly said. "We're going to go into the game (thinking) that he needs to win the game for us." Wimbush passed for 1,870 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions last season, but completed only 49.5 percent of his 275 throws.
08/24/18 - QB Brandon Wimbush will be the starter when No. 12 Notre Dame opens the season against No. 14 Michigan on Sept. 1. Wimbush has done enough so far to hold off Ian Book, who came off the bench to help rally the Irish past LSU in last season's Citrus Bowl. Coach Brian Kelly isn't opposed to using both, as needed. "They're both different quarterbacks, and they both can help us win," Kelly was quoted as saying in the Indianapolis Star. "And if we feel like we need them both play at certain times, we'll do it. And if we don't, we won't."
04/22/18 - Brandon Wimbush, who lost his starting job as Notre Dame's quarterback last season, appears to have won it back after a strong performance in Saturday's spring game in South Bend, Ind. Wimbush entered his junior year as the starter in 2017 but eventually gave way to redshirt freshman Ian Book, who helped the Fighting Irish win the Citrus Bowl. The starting spot was wide open when Notre Dame started spring practice. However, Wimbush was named MVP of Saturday's spring game after completing 19 of 33 passes for 341 yards with two touchdowns in a 47-44 win over the defense.
11/18/17 - Quarterback Brandon Wimbush and wide receiver Kevin Stepherson connected for two second-half touchdown passes to boost No. 8 Notre Dame to a 24-17 victory against Navy on Saturday. Notre Dame (9-2) struggled in spots but ultimately emerged in its bid to rebound from last week's lopsided road loss to Miami in a de facto College Football Playoff elimination game. Navy controlled the clock behind an effective triple-option attack, finishing the game with a 42:42 to 17:18 advantage in time of possession. The Midshipmen attempted six fourth-down conversions along the way, and were successful on four. Navy (6-4) took a 17-10 lead on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Zach Abey to Craig Scott with 7:01 left in the third quarter, but the Midshipmen, battling theFighting Irish through a steady, blowing rain, enjoyed the edge for a mere 1:28.
That's how long it took for Wimbush to cap a five-play, 78-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown to Stepherson. The Fighting Irish took a 24-17 lead on a 29-yard scoring pass from Wimbush to Stepherson with 11:49 left in the fourth quarter. The Midshipmen were driving later in the quarter, but Troy Pride intercepted an Abey pass at the 7:18 mark, and Notre Dame took over at its own 14-yard line. Navy got the ball back after an ensuing Notre Dame punt, but was unable to convert a fourth-and-5 from the Fighting Irish 25, as Darryl Bonner's halfback pass for Tyler Carmona fell incomplete. Wimbush was 9-for-18 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown. Stepherson had five receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and Josh Adams rushed 18 times for 106 yards. - The Sports Xchange