Saturday night was supposed to be a celebration of program stability for Brian Kelly, with unbeaten and No. 3 Notre Dame primed to wipe Florida State from a frigid home field, behaving the way College Football Playoff contenders behave.
Starting Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book won't play in Saturday's game against Florida State after suffering multiple injuries in the game against Northwestern, according to a report from Irish Sports Daily.
The source added that Book is expected to be available for the No. 3 Fighting Irish's game against No. 13 Syracuse on November 17.
Kelly met with reporters from the paper Thursday before his weekly news conference, during which he called Book "day to day" with an "upper-body" injury suffered during last week's victory at Northwestern. Now the offense will be turned back over to Wimbush, who started the first three games of the season. He finished the game with 343 passing yards and two touchdowns and added a 23-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. He is completing 74.5% of his passes for 1,824 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions and is a semifinalist for the Davey O' Brien Award and Maxwell Award.
Book has been Notre Dame's starting QB since taking over for Wimbush in mid-September.