WATCH: Notre Dame Spring Practice Starts off with a Brandon Wimbush Overthrow

It wouldn't be a typical Notre Dame offseason under Brian Kelly without a QB controversy. And unfortunately this Irish Illustrated video opens up with rising senior and expected starter Brandon Wimbush completely overthrowing a wide open tight end much like he did in 2017.  If Notre Dame is going to take the next step to the playoffs in 2018 they have to get more consistency and accuracy out of the QB position.  49% completion percentage in today's college football is simply not acceptable and that's what Wimbush finished the season and why he was benched in the Citrus Bowl.  Ian Book will get the opportunity to compete for the job but I feel like it's still Wimbush's job to lose.  Wimbush has to get better and there is no excuse to miss wide open receivers like this even in practice.  If he can't make the adjustments both mentally and physically it's time to move on to either Book or freshman QB Phil Jurkovec when he enrolls this summer.

But before everybody freaks out and grabs a cold one you gotta remember this is just practice.  And it's the very first one this spring.  Plenty of time for Wimbush to get right mentally and get his confidence rolling in the right direction after a terrible November performance.

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